Ohio casinos and racinos are on a hot streak after second straight month of record gambling revenue

Ohio casinos and racinos are on a hot streak after second straight month of record gambling revenue

Article brief provided by Cleveland.com
  • Sean McDonnell, Cleveland.com
October 7, 2022 3:03 PM
  • Sean McDonnell, Cleveland.com
  • Ohio
  • Commercial Casinos

Ohio’s casinos and racinos have had two record months, breaking records for gambling revenue in September and August.

Combined, the 11 facilities reported $188.6 million in gambling revenue in September, up from $185.4 million made in the same month last year, according to reports Wednesday from the Ohio Casino Control and Lottery commissions. September 2021 was also a record month.

Casinos and racinos are back to breaking records after going through a slow patch. Revenue was down from April through July compared to 2021.

Ohio’s seven racinos took in $107.2 million, a $675,000 gain compared to September 2021 and $20.4 million gain compared to 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio’s four casinos took in $81.4 million, a $3.3 million gain compared to 2021 and a $13.1 gain compared to 2019.