Ohio racino revenue up in October; casino revenue flat

Ohio casino and racino gambling revenue totaled $150 million in October, up 3.6 percent over October a year ago, according to reports released this week by the state’s Ohio Lottery and Casino Control commissions.

Gambling revenue for the slots-only racinos was up 6.7 percent, climbing from $78.2 million in October 2017 to $83.4 million last month. This is the money kept by the house after paying out winnings.

Meanwhile, gambling revenue at the four casinos combined was nearly unchanged, at $66.6 million.

In the Greater Cleveland market, revenue was up at the two racinos - from $19.6 million to $20.6 million at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, and from $9.5 million to $10.4 million at JACK Thistledown. However, revenue fell at the JACK Cleveland Casino from $16.9 million to $16 million.

There were the same number of Fridays and Saturdays each October, but one extra Sunday in October 2017.

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