Category: Casino

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

09

Feb2017

Casino Notes

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Hollywood Toledo became the third casino to have their license renewed for another three years by the OCCC. JACK Cleveland and Hollywood Columbus were renewed earlier. JACK Cincinnati is up for renewal this year. JACK Cincinnati has been fined $50,000 for overserving a patron last March. The Ohio Investigative Unit said Cory Lippmeier was ... Read More

01

Feb2017

Gambling by the Numbers

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The Columbus Dispatch analyzed gambling in Ohio for the period 2012-15. $62.9 billion was bet at Ohio’s legal gambling establishments with winning payouts totaling $53.3 billion, leaving $9.7 billion that people lost gambling. The casinos to date have generated over $1 billion in tax revenue. Ohio cities and counties have received over $660,000 ... Read More

30

Jan2017
Overall, casino revenues in 2016 dropped nearly 2% from the previous year. Only Hollywood Columbus showed an increase ($213.5 million, up 1.5%). This was the first time that Hollywood Columbus has topped the annual casino revenue charts. JACK Cleveland, formerly Horseshoe Cleveland, experienced the largest decrease ($203.6 million, down 4.3%), but had been ... Read More

24

Jun2016

Another JACK

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Horseshoe Cincinnati closed its doors for 40 hours earlier this month to complete their transformation to JACK Cincinnati. This completes the transfer of operations of Caesars Entertainment’s gambling facilities in Ohio to Jack Entertainment. The Cleveland casino and Thistledown racino reopened under the JACK brand earlier this year.