Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 4 percent in November; MGM's Hard Rock Rocksino leads – cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos and racinos increased last month with the MGM Properties-owned Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park again leading the way.

Overall, gambling revenue totaled $148.1 million at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos, up 4 percent from $142.4 million in November 2017, according to reports released Friday by the Ohio Lottery and Casino Control commissions.

This is money kept by the facilities after paying out winnings.

The Hard Rock Rocksino, which will be renamed by MGM next year, had $20.3 million in revenue from its slot machines.

Table games in Ohio are only legal at the four casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. Among these, Hollywood Casino Columbus led with $18.5 million in slots and table game revenue in November. JACK Cleveland Casino was second at $17.4 million.

For just table games, JACK Cleveland led the way with $8.8 million, followed by JACK Cincinnati at $6 million.

Ohio’s four casinos combined for $67.7 million in gambling revenue in November, up 2 percent from $66.4 million in November 2017.

The seven racinos had $80.4 million in the most recent month, up 6 percent from $75.9 million a year ago.

There were five Fridays in November 2018 versus four in November 2017. There were the same number of Saturdays and Sundays each month.

Below are details for each Ohio casino and racino.

Ohio casinos
Statewide Nov. 2017 Nov. 2018 Revenue $66.4 million $67.7 million Table games $22.7 million $22.6 million Slots $43.8 million $45.1 million JACK Cleveland Casino   Revenue $16.9 million $17.4 million Table games $8.4 million $8.8 million Slots $8.5 million $8.6 million Slots payout 92.2% 92.1% JACK Cincinnati Casino   Revenue $16.0 million $16.2 million Table games $6.5 million $6.0 million Slots $9.5 million $10.2 million Slots payout 91.8% 92.0% Hollywood Toledo

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