Big money on racino opening weekend

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway (WDTN Photo)
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – The numbers show that the state’s newest racino had a big opening weekend.

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which opened August 28, recorded nearly $1.9 million in net winnings during the four days it was open in August.

The racetrack and gaming palace also reported it took in an average of $466 million per slot machine per day, the highest total among the state six racinos, but that’s expected to level off.

The statewide average in August was $215.

The racino opened with 1,010 slot machines in play, but it has room to expand if they produce big numbers.

Harness racing starts there Oct. 3. 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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