Schools, counties get less from Ohio casinos

Hollywood Casino, Toledo, Ohio (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Hollywood Casino, Toledo, Ohio (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio counties and schools and getting a little less cash from casino taxes this time around.

The Ohio Department of Taxation will be distributing $68.6 million, the local cut of the taxes collected from casinos from October through December. That’s 2.2 percent less than the last disbursement in October.

The Akron Beacon Journal  reports that counties will get the biggest chunk of the money — about $35 million. Schools will get about $23 million.

The remainder goes to state’s eight largest cities, the Casino Control Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission, training for law enforcement and efforts to address problem gambling.

Casino revenue was $821 million last year — about $65 million less than the state had anticipated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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