Published: November 1, 2023

Ohio’s casinos, racinos set a September record for table and slots gambling revenue

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohio’s casinos and racinos set a September record for table and slot machine gambling revenue, reports from the Ohio Lottery and Casino Control commissions show.

The 11 facilities statewide took in $191.9 million in gambling revenue, after paying out winnings. That’s a 1.7% increase from the previous record of $188.6 million set in September 2022.

These totals exclude wagering on sports and horse races.

Business was up in Greater Cleveland because of increases at the two JACK properties, despite a decline year-over-year at MGM Northfield Park.

JACK Cleveland Casino had $21.96 million in gambling revenue, up slightly from $21.94 million in September a year ago.

JACK Thistledown Racino was up 3.6% with $15.4 million in comparison to $14.9 million a year earlier.

And revenue at MGM Northfield Park was $22.8 million, down 3.6% from $23.7 million in September 2020.

Ohio’s four casinos offer both table games and a wide variety of slots.

The seven racinos, regulated by the Lottery Commission, do not have table games and are permitted to offer only chance-based games in their slots, which are called video lottery terminals, or VLTs.

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