Hollywood Gaming sees uptick in bets

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course last month outpaced wagering on its video lottery terminals from last year.

Last month, the Austintown facility saw $102.1 million in credits played, up about $3 million over the same month last year when there were $99.1 million credits played, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees video lottery terminals, or VLTs, in the state.

For the same month, there were $78.8 million credits played in 2016.

At the racino in July, $90.4 million credits were won, up from $87.9 million credits won the same month last year and up from $87.8 million credits won in May.

Net winnings, or the net revenues remaining after payout of prizes to players, were at $10.2 million in July, up from $9.7 million the same month last year and up from $10.1 million in June.

The percent payout was 89.97 in July, slightly down from 90.13 the same month last year and up from 89.81 in June.

In July, the win per VLT per day was $320, up from $305 the same month in 2017, but down from $326 in June.

Of the net winnings in July, $6.7 million went to Penn National Gaming Inc., the Wyomissing, Pa., company that operates the Austintown racino; $3.4 million went to the state lottery commission; and $34,077 went to problem-gambling services.

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