April was the second straight record-setting month for Ohio, which reported $216m in March. The last two months have shattered the previous monthly gaming revenue record of $184m, set in March 2018.
Revenue was up nearly 36% from April 2019, when casinos and racinos took in $160m. The state’s gaming properties were closed last April due to the then-surging Covid-19 pandemic.
Ohio’s four casinos took in win of $93m last month, with very little separation between first and fourth.
Hollywood Casino ultimately edged out the competition with win of $24.7m, slightly above second place JACK Casino Cleveland which earned $24.1m.
Hollywood Toledo wasn’t far behind at $22.6m, while Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino rounded out the group with $21.3m.
Among slot-only racinos, MGM Northfield Park was the state leader with win of $24.5m. Scioto Downs earned $21.7m, and JACK Thistledown ($19.5) edged out Miami Valley Gaming for ($19.2m) for third.
The record-setting spring months suggest demand for table games and slots is at an all-time high in Ohio.
Ohio lawmakers are simultaneously debating a bill that would legalize retail and mobile sports wagering in the Buckeye State.
Last week three Republican Senators proposed legislation to allow 20 mobile and 20 retail sportsbook licenses. Sports wagering net revenue would be taxed at 10%.