The Federal Trade Commission has approved a $2.8 billion merger between Penn National Gaming and Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Penn National owns and operates two casinos (Hollywood Columbus and Hollywood Toledo) and two racinos (Hollywood Mahoning Valley and Hollywood Dayton) in Ohio. Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates a racino (Belterra Park) in Ohio. As ...
October 23, 2018ogadmin
Ohio’s four casinos saw revenues dip slightly (0.9%) in September, 2018, compared to September, 2017. Meanwhile, the state’s seven racinos experienced an 8.1% increase in revenues over September, 2017. Hollywood Columbus again led the casinos in total revenues with $17.4 million, a 1% decline over September of last year. Jack Cleveland had revenues ...
October 18, 2018ogadmin
It has been rumored that Dan Gilbert, founder of Jack Entertainment, is looking to get out of the casino business. Jack Entertainment owns the Jack Cleveland and Jack Cincinnati casinos in Ohio, as well as the Jack Thistledown racino. They also operate the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit, have an ownership ...
October 8, 2018ogadmin
Ohio’s four casinos generated $69.7 million in July, down slightly from last year’s July total of $69.9 million. Hollywood Columbus led the way. $19.4 million in revenues was 4% higher than a year ago. Jack Cincinnati checked in with revenues of $17.1 million, a 3% increase. Hollywood Toledo’s $17.2 million was ...
September 6, 2018ogadmin
For the fiscal year that just ended in June, Ohio’s seven racinos generated $987 million in revenue, a 6.1% increase over last year. Since 2015, racino revenue has grown each year, from $733 million in 2015 to $869 million in 2016 to last year’s $923 million. Hard Rock Rocksino has been the ...
July 31, 2018ogadmin
Three of the state’s four casinos showed increased revenues from a year ago. All four declined in revenue from April. Hollywood Columbus ($18.6 million), Hollywood Toledo ($17.5 million) and Jack Cincinnati ($17.04 million) were all right around a 1% increase from a year ago. But Jack Cleveland’s 10.5% decrease nullified the ...
June 19, 2018ogadmin
Depends on who you ask. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is an outfit that tracks gambling legislation nationwide. They believe Ohio is one of 11 states that has a good chance of enacting sports gambling legislation. A report on ESPN has Ohio in the “no legislation activity yet” category, but Eilers ...
June 12, 2018ogadmin
Gambling revenues were up in all but one of the state’s eleven establishments in April as compared to a year ago. Jack Cleveland was the only casino to show a decline (-2%). Revenue of $17.2 million was also the lowest April total in the casino’s history. Hollywood Columbus led the way ...
June 11, 2018ogadmin
The Cincinnati casino generated its most revenue since opening in 2013. Revenue of $198 million slightly surpassed the $197.8 million in 2014. Jack Cleveland was the only casino to experience a decline in revenue compared to 2016. Hollywood Columbus generated the most revenue among the casinos. Its $220.9 million was ...
January 5, 2018ogadmin
Casino employees are now allowed to gamble in casinos where they don’t work. They have always been allowed to gamble in racinos. Racino employees could always gamble at casinos or other racinos. The rule against casino employees gambling has been in effect since Ohio legalized casinos. However, according to a bill ...
December 5, 2017ogadmin