July was a mixed bag for Ohio’s gambling establishments. Hollywood Columbus revenues were up ever so slightly (.4%) from a year ago and Hollywood Toledo was up 6.4%. Horseshoe Cleveland (10.7%) and Horseshoe Cincinnati (15.5%) saw significant decreases from last year. Overall, casino revenues in Ohio were down 5.6% from a year ago.
Only two of Ohio’s racinos were open last July. Scioto Downs saw a 5.6% increase in revenues while Thistledown experienced a 5.2% decrease. Overall (with 5 racinos now instead of 2), revenues from racinos were up 136.8% from last year.