2018 was another record year for revenues generated by Ohio’s eleven gambling establishments. The $1.86 billion was a 4% increase over 2017’s $1.78 billion. Since the first casino opened in 2012, a new revenue record has been set each year.
The four casinos generated revenues of $837 million, a 2.3% increase over 2017. That total shattered the previous record of $821.3 million that was set in 2013. The seven racinos generated revenues of just over $1 billion, a 7.2% increase over 2017.
For the third consecutive year Hollywood Columbus led the way among the casinos. Its $226.5 million in revenue was a 2.5% increase over 2017. JACK Cleveland had revenue of $204.9 million, a 1.7% increase. JACK Cincinnati revenue of $203.5 million (2.8% increase) was a record for this casino. Hollywood Toledo revenue of $202.7 million was a 2% increase.
Hard Rock Rocksino again generated the most revenues among the state’s eleven gambling establishments. The $255.9 million was a 6.9% increase over 2017. The largest percentage increase went to JACK Thistledown. The $127.4 million was a 10.4% increase. Six of the seven racinos experienced an increase in revenue over 2017. Only Belterra Park, with revenue of $81.2 million, saw a decline (1.6%).