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 ...
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 ...
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.
Ohio’s four casinos all experienced revenue declines from a year ago while the seven racinos all had revenue increases. JACK Cleveland, which recently closed for 40 hours for their makeover, experienced the largest decline. Revenues of $16 million were down 15% from a year ago. Hollywood Columbus ($17.8 million) and Horseshoe Cincinnati ($16.2 ...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Caesars Entertainment’s request to dismiss objections by The Ohio State University to the casino’s attempt to trademark “The Shoe.” Caesars wants to trademark “The Shoe” for entertainment services at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino. OSU objected, claiming “The Shoe” has referred to its football ...
Horseshoe Cleveland closed its doors at about 12:20am on Tuesday, May 10, for forty hours to transition to its new brand. The casino re-opened around 4pm on Wednesday, May 11 as JACK Cleveland Casino. As part of the rebrand, the eating establishments will also change names (The Spread Buffet becomes Market District ...
All eleven of Ohio’s gambling establishments experienced revenue gains over a year ago. Horseshoe Cincinnati experienced the greatest increase among the casinos. Revenues of $17.5 million were a 10.1% increase over last year. Hollywood Toledo was up 8.9%, with revenues of $18.2 million. Horseshoe Cleveland generated the highest revenue with $19.1 million, a 4.6% ...
Speaking of JACK, the former Thistledown racino unveiled its $70 million investment, after a one day closure, under the new JACK Entertainment brand (formerly Rock Gaming). Among the amenities: a new 1,000 space parking garage, a sports bar, a new sit-down restaurant, 235 additional VLT’s and a 20x60 ‘living wall’ that ...
Two of the four casinos and six of the seven racinos saw revenue increases over a year ago. Horseshoe Cleveland had the highest revenues among the casinos with $19.6 million. However, this was a 1% decline from a year ago. Hollywood Columbus, with revenues of $19 million, was up 4% from a ...
By a 4-3 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Frederick Kinsey, a resident of Columbiana County, has standing to challenge the constitutional amendment legalizing casino gambling in Ohio and the subsequent laws permitting VLT’s at the state’s horse racing tracks. All other plaintiffs, including Ohio Roundtable, were dismissed because ...