Ohio Casino Industry Just $170 Million Shy Of Yearly Record

Written By Nicholaus Garcia on December 8, 2022
Ohio casinos win $78.7 million for November 2022

Another profitable month is in the books for Ohio casinos and racinos. For November, the 11 facilities took in a combined $183.6 million in gaming revenue, up from $178.8 million reported in November 2021. 

At this rate, the industry is on pace to surpass the yearly total of $2.3 billion generated in 2021. 

Ohio casinos win $78.7 million in November

According to figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the $2.14 billion generated through November is up 1.2% from the first 11 months of 2021. The industry must collect over $170 million in gambling revenue in December to break the record.

It might be a tall order, but the industry has shown growth in previous years. 

  • $197 million – December 2021
  • $133 million – December 2020
  • $169 million – December 2019

The 2020 figures may seem low, but the effects COVID-19 had on the US gaming industry as a whole should be taken into account. 

In November, the state’s four casinos generated $78.7 million, up $575,000 million compared to 2021 and an $8.2 million gain compared to 2019. 

Breaking down November casino revenue:

  1. $20,773,339 – JACK Cleveland Casino
  2. $21,110,407 – Hollywood Columbus Casino
  3. $19,355,723 – Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino
  4. $17,436,041 – Hollywood Toledo Casino

Ohio racinos are up $4.3 million in November compared to LY

As for the seven Ohio racinos, they took in $105 million, up $4.3 million compared to November 2021. 

According to data from the Ohio Lottery, November’s total is also up $14.3 million compared to November 2019. 

Gambling revenue in the Cleveland market which consist of MGM Northfield Park, JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino, was up 2.5% compared to 2021. 

  • $22.9 million – MGM Northfield Park (up 8% from 2021)
  • $14.1 million – JACK Thistledown (down less than 1% from 2021)
  • $20.8 million – JACK Cleveland (down less than 1% from 2021)

With just one month to go, it’s possible the Ohio gambling industry can set a new revenue record in 2022. Also, let’s remember that Ohio sports betting is just around the corner.  

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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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