CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ohio’s racinos and casinos broke a record for gambling revenue in January, and that’s even before you start counting sports betting that started Jan. 1.
The state’s 11 casinos and racinos took in $196.8 million in January, according to reports from Ohio’s Casino and Lottery Commissions. It surpasses the $171.2 million record set in 2022. This is the money kept by the gambling houses, after paying out winnings, but before state taxes and fees.
This record coincides with the start of legal sports gambling in Ohio, which is counted separately from the traditional gambling offered at these 11 properties. It was long thought that adding in-person sports gambling would help the overall business.
Much more was bet in person at tables games and at the slots than at physical, in-person sports book.
Cleveland’s JACK Casino had $23 million in revenue from table games and slots in January. Its new sportsbook ended up with $270,000 in revenue. This trend was similar across the state.
Ohio’s casinos and racinos have set a record for revenue every year in the last decade, except for in 2020, a year plagued by pandemic-related shutdowns.
* $14.8 million at JACK Thistledown Racino, up from $13.3 million.
* $23 million at JACK Casino Cleveland, up from $18.3 million.
Below are details for each Ohio casino and racino. Having trouble seeing this chart? Click here.
|Statewide||Jan. 2022||Jan. 2023|
|JACK Cleveland Casino|
|Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati|
|Statewide||Jan 22||Jan 2023|
|JACK Thistledown Racino|
|MGM Northfield Park|
|Hollywood Mahoning Valley|
|Miami Valley Gaming|