April 8, 2021 Casino, Land-Based

Ohio casinos, racinos set record revenue in March

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Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos set monthly revenue records in March, the first month of full operating hours since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Total gaming revenue was $216m, up 36% from February. 

Ohio casinos generated $92m for the month, nearly $6m more than the previous record set in July 2020. March was just the third time Ohio casinos had topped the $80m barrier.

Hollywood Columbus led the state with $24.8m, followed right behind by Hollywood Toledo at $23.9m. JACK Cleveland took third with $22.2m, whole Hard Rock Cincinnati brought in $20.7m. 

Ohio’s racinos earned another $124m of combined revenue, which was more than $20m higher than the previous record of $101m set in March 2019. This last month was just the second time Ohio racinos earned more than $100m.

Ohio casinos and racinos have been operating at full hours of operation since February 11, when Governor Mike DeWine ended a months long curfew. Gaming establishments have continued to use social distancing measures with limited table game availability. 

Ohio lawmakers meanwhile are preparing to debate a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Buckeye State. Committees could begin hearing a sports betting bill in the next couple of weeks, Sen. Kirk Schuring (R-Jackson Twp) told Cincinnati TV station Local 12 last week. 

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