Gambling at Ohio’s casinos and racinos jumps 10% in May

Ohio’s casinos and racinos had a robust month in May, with gambling revenue after paying out winnings up 10.4 percent from May a year ago, reports released Friday’s by the state’s lottery and casino control commissions showed.

Locally, revenue jumped 9.3% at the MGM Northfield Park, 15% at JACK Cleveland Casino and 17.3% at JACK Thistledown Racino.

Statewide at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos, revenue totaled $169.4 million, up from $153.5 million in May 2018. About a third of this money goes to the state in taxes and fees.

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