The State Lottery Commission and the Ohio Casino Control Commission.jointly posted financial figures for the month of April, and it reveals that the revenues have slipped by 1.1 percent year-on-year.
Ohio has four casinos – Hollywood Columbus, Hollywood Toledo, JACK Cleveland Casino, and JACK Cincinnati Casino. Belterra Park, Hollywood Dayton, Hollywood Mahoning Valley, JACK Thistledown Racino, Miami Valley Gaming, Scioto Downs, and xMGM Northfield Park offer both horse racing and table and slot games.
The cumulative revenue from all casinos and racinos operations stood at $160.2m (£123m) in April this year which was $162m (£124m) for the same period, the previous year.
Amongst the losers are the JACK Cincinnati Casino which generated $16.8m (£12.91m) in April 2019 against $17.5m (£13.44m) for April 2018. The Hollywood Toledo casino reported a drop of 1.1 million from $18.2m (£14m) to $17.1m (£13.14m) year-on-year.
Amongst the racinos, Scioto Downs posted $14.2m (£10.91m) in April, slipping from $15.4m (£11.83m), it generated for the same period a year ago. Revenues at the xMGM Northfield Park racino also fell to $20.2m (£15.52m) in April 2019 from $22.8m (£17.51m) it generated in April 2018.
Positive revenue growth was reported only at the Hollywood Columbus casino which generated $19.7m (£15.13m) for April, up 0.4 million from $19.3m (£14.83m) it grossed for the same period last year.
The racinos seemed to do better in April than the casinos as 5 out of seven racinos posted a slight increase in year-on-year revenues.