After a mediocre June, Ohio casinos experienced a bounce back in July with more than $85 million in gaming revenue.
The state’s four commercial casinos generated $85,950,579 in total revenue for the month, up from $82.8 million in June. In terms of sports betting, the industry also experienced a jump, going from $32.7 million in June to $37.1 million in July.
Good month for Ohio casinos
According to data from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, leading the way in July was the Hollywood Columbus Casino, which generated $23.1 million in total revenue. Hollywood Casino has been relatively consistent throughout the first seven months of 2023. The property has managed to generate between $21 and $24 million each month in gaming revenue all year.
With $160.1 million in total gaming revenue, Hollywood Casino narrowly beats out Jack Cleveland Casino ($157 million) for the most gaming revenue in 2023.
Total gaming revenue July:
- Jack Cleveland Casino: $22.1 million ($157 million YTD)
- Hollywood Columbus Casino: $23.2 million ($160.1 million YTD)
- Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino: $21 million ($149 million YTD)
- Hollywood Toledo Casino: $20 million ($133 million YTD)
Ohio sports betting posts solid numbers in July
In July, the 18 Ohio online sportsbooks generated $36 million in revenue, easily outpacing retail sportsbooks ($1.2 million).
Through the first seven months, online sports betting has generated more than $563 million in revenue, with retail sportsbooks earning $13 million.
Sitting at the top of the mountain for the first time this year is the DraftKings Sportsbook. Through its partnership with Hollywood Toledo, DraftKings generated $116.2 million in total gross receipts.
For the first six months of the year, the FanDuel Sportsbook has claimed the top spot. In July, FanDuel generated $107 million in total gross receipts, down from the $120 million reported in June.
Top online sports betting operators in July:
- DraftKings: $116.2 million
- FanDuel: $107 million
- Bet365: $24 million
- BetMGM: $23 million
- Caesars: $18 million
As for retail operators, four operators managed to generate over $1 million in total gross receipts.
Top retail sports betting operators in July:
- BetMGM: $2.8 million
- Seminole Hard Rock Digital: $1.5 million
- Barstool: $1.3 million
- Caesars: $1.06 million