Ohio casinos’ August revenue increases from July

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A monthly update shows Ohio’s casino revenue increased nearly 4 percent in August compared with the previous month but fell shy of the totals from a year earlier.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission released last month’s revenue figures for Ohio’s four voter-approved casinos on Monday afternoon.

In August, the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo totaled more than $70.6 million in revenue. That was slight decline from a year ago. Only two casinos saw revenue increases compared with their July totals. Those were the Hollywood Columbus and Horseshoe Cleveland casinos.

The voter-approved casinos have drawn more than $548 million so far this year. The state collects about one-third of those revenues in taxes and distributes the money to counties, along with school districts, host cities and others.

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