CLEVELAND, Ohio – Ohio’s casino and racino industry continued its hot streak in September with its third consecutive month of record gambling revenue, after reopening from months of state-ordered closings over coronavirus concerns.
Revenue in last month- the money kept by the house after paying out winnings – totaled a September record $164.5 million, up 6.1% from September a year ago, following monthly records in August and July.
For the year, however, revenue of just over $1 billion is down 30.8% from nearly $1.5 billion during the first nine months of 2019, a direct result of closings from mid-March through mid-June. Records have been set each month of full operation this year.
About a third of this money, or close to $335 million for gambling year-to-date, will be turned over the state in the form of taxes or fees.
Topping all Ohio operations in September was MGM Northfield Park with