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.