Jack Cleveland Casino has strong October compared to 2016: casino/racino reports

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for October was a strong rebound from a poor showing during the same month a year ago.

The casino had $16.9 million in revenue last month, according to the monthly report from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. That was a 10.4 percent increase from October 2016, when it drew only $15.3 million.

All four casinos showed higher revenues last month than during October 2016, and statewide revenue of $66.5 million was a 6.2 percent increase.

Jack Thistledown Racino, with $9.5 million in revenue, remained stable compared to last year, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission monthly report.

Its competitor to the south, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, had another strong month. It again led all casinos and racinos in revenue with $19.6 million, which was $1 million more than October 2016. 

Statewide revenue from the seven racinos was $78.2 million in October, a 4.8 percent increase from a year ago.

The state commissions define revenue as the money left after casinos and racinos pay winners and deduct for promotions.

Casino and racino officials say year-over-year comparisons typically provide a more accurate reflection of performance than comparing one month to the previous one.