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Tue October 8, 2013
Revenue At Columbus Casino Fell Last Month
The Ohio Casino Control Commission says revenue rose at the Cincinnati and Cleveland casinos last month and fell at facilities in Columbus and Toledo.
Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
The Hollywood Toledo casino had a huge drop in revenue, pulling in over $14 million, compared to $15.8 million in August. And fall brought a big fall for Hollywood Columbus, which brought in $15.7 million in September, almost a million dollars off from the August revenue numbers. But the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino brought in $19.8 million last month – which was up $400,000 from August. And Horseshoe Cleveland had similar results, raking in $19.3 million. Statewide, the four casinos totaled $68.9 million, which is a drop of almost 2 million dollars. And year to date, the casinos have hauled in almost $618 million. But when casino gambling was approved in 2009, it was estimated that the four casinos would bring in two billion dollars a year in revenue.