Category: Casino

06

Sep2018
Ohio’s four casinos generated $69.7 million in July, down slightly from last year’s July total of $69.9 million. Hollywood Columbus led the way. $19.4 million in revenues was 4% higher than a year ago. Jack Cincinnati checked in with revenues of $17.1 million, a 3% increase. Hollywood Toledo’s $17.2 million was ... Read More

31

Jul2018
For the fiscal year that just ended in June, Ohio’s seven racinos generated $987 million in revenue, a 6.1% increase over last year. Since 2015, racino revenue has grown each year, from $733 million in 2015 to $869 million in 2016 to last year’s $923 million. Hard Rock Rocksino has been the ... Read More

26

Jun2018
MGM Growth Properties out of Las Vegas has announced its intentions to purchase Hard Rock for $1.06 billion. MGM has indicated they will hold onto the real estate but sell the entities holding the gaming licenses and operating assets to a third-party operator.

20

Jun2018
Jack Cincinnati has been fined $40,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for filing errors. The casino failed to submit gaming equipment inventory reports to the OCCC for more than seven months.

19

Jun2018
Three of the state’s four casinos showed increased revenues from a year ago. All four declined in revenue from April. Hollywood Columbus ($18.6 million), Hollywood Toledo ($17.5 million) and Jack Cincinnati ($17.04 million) were all right around a 1% increase from a year ago. But Jack Cleveland’s 10.5% decrease nullified the ... Read More

14

Jun2018
Pennsylvania can now add up to 10 mini-casinos that are allowed to have 300-750 slot machines and up to 30 table games each. The state currently has 12 casinos and is the second largest commercial gambling market in the United States (Nevada is first). When and where these mini-casinos will ... Read More

11

Jun2018

April Revenues

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Gambling revenues were up in all but one of the state’s eleven establishments in April as compared to a year ago. Jack Cleveland was the only casino to show a decline (-2%). Revenue of $17.2 million was also the lowest April total in the casino’s history. Hollywood Columbus led the way ... Read More

05

Jan2018
The Cincinnati casino generated its most revenue since opening in 2013. Revenue of $198 million slightly surpassed the $197.8 million in 2014. Jack Cleveland was the only casino to experience a decline in revenue compared to 2016. Hollywood Columbus generated the most revenue among the casinos. Its $220.9 million was ... Read More

05

Dec2017
Casino employees are now allowed to gamble in casinos where they don’t work. They have always been allowed to gamble in racinos. Racino employees could always gamble at casinos or other racinos. The rule against casino employees gambling has been in effect since Ohio legalized casinos. However, according to a bill ... Read More

01

Dec2017

Casino Fines

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Hollywood Columbus was sanctioned for a second time by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The casino was fined $10,000 and required to provide additional employee training. A number of casino operated slot machines had unapproved software. The casino also failed to properly maintain a list of those slot machines in ... Read More