Ohio Casinos Record Modest Gains In October, Up 2%

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on November 9, 2022
Hollywood Casino in Ohio top earner for October 2022

The Ohio casino industry saw a slight uptick in gaming revenue in October.

The state’s 11 casinos and racinos generated $192.2 million for the month, up 1.8% from September’s $188.6 million. However, year-over-year total revenue was down .3% compared to last October’s $192.8 million. 

Ohio casino revenue in October

Four Ohio casinos combined for $83.1 million in net revenue for October, up 2% from September’s $81.4 million. 

Hollywood Columbus was the state’s top performer, with $23.7 million in revenue. 

Casino revenue breakdown:

  1. Hollywood Columbus – $23.7 million
  2. JACK Cleveland – $21.2 million
  3. Hard Rock Cincinnati – $20 million
  4. Holywood Toledo – $18.1 million

Except for JACK Cleveland, the other three properties saw a year-over-year increase in net revenue. 

For the third straight month, Ohio’s year-to-date casino revenue totals have generated 2.5% more revenue than the previous year. 

  • January to October 2021 – $821.1 million total casino revenue
  • January to October 2022 – $842.75 million total casino revenue

Ohio racino revenue in October

For October, most of Ohio’s racinos outperformed their September totals. 

The state’s top earner was MGM Northfield Park, which generated $23.3 million in net revenue. 

Racino’s revenue breakdown is as follows:

  • MGM Northfield Park – $23.3 million
  • Eldorado Scioto Downs – $19.3 million
  • Miami Valley Gaming – $18.8 million
  • JACK Thistledown Racetrack – $14.6 million
  • Hollywood Mahoning Valley – $14.0 million
  • Hollywood Dayton – $12.4 million
  • Belterra Park Thoroughbred Track – $6.6 million

Less than two months for Ohio sports betting launch

The Ohio sports betting industry is set to debut in January. Already customers can find pre-launch offers from operators like BetMGMDraftKings, FanDuel and Caesars

The state will feature nearly 900 sports betting kiosk operators, which are currently testing their products in time for launch. Customers can find these betting kiosks at grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores across the state. 

In addition to the four previously mentioned, here are other sports betting operators approved in Ohio:

  • Barstool
  • PointsBet
  • Betfred
  • bet365
  • Superbook
  • Hard Rock
  • Tipico
  • BetRivers

Another 12 online operators are still awaiting licensing.

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Nick Garcia is a senior reporter for PlayUSA. Garcia provides analysis and in-depth coverage of the gambling industry with a key focus on online casinos, sports betting and financial markets. Garcia has been covering the US gambling market since 2017. He attended Texas Tech University as an undergrad and received a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago.

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