Ohio Casinos and Racinos See Record Highs in January 2020

Ohio Casinos and Racinos See Record Highs in January 2020

The first month of 2020 was an exceptional one for Ohio’s casinos and racinos which shattered their previous January record high for gambling revenue. The casinos and racinos combined for $167 million in gambling revenue up 19% from the previous high set last year of $140.7 million. Each year the casinos and racinos have increased their January gambling revenue over the previous year but never by such a high margin.

Hollywood Casino Columbus had the best January of Ohio’s Casinos bringing in $20.4 million from slot machines and table games, though Jack Cincinnati saw the greatest gambling revenue increase from the prior January with a 22% jump. The top performing slots-only racino was MGM Northfield Park with $22.9 million but Miami Valley Gaming saw the greatest increase from the prior January with a 24% jump in gambling revenue. The increases may be partially attributed to the extra Friday in January this year.

The full breakdown of increases among the casino is Hollywood Columbus ($20.4 million) up 18%, Jack Cincinnati ($18.7 million) up 22%, Hollywood Toledo ($15.7 million) up 11%, Jack Cleveland ($18.3 million) up 17%. Among the racinos, Jack Thistledown ($11.8 million) was up 22%, MGM Northfield Park ($22.9 Million) was up 17%, Hollywood Mahoning Valley ($11.1 million) was up 18%, Scioto Downs ($15.6 million) was up 22%, Miami Valley Gaming ($15.6 million) was up 24%, Belterra Park ($7.3 million) was up 20%, and Hollywood Dayton ($10 Million) was up 23%. All percentages were rounded up.

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