Ohio casinos see traffic slow down in September

Ohio casinos see traffic slow down in September

Ohio gamblers put the brakes on their casino spending again last month

For the second month in a row, Ohio’s four casinos have failed to lift their numbers as they have reflected a downward trend in their monthly revenues. According to recently shared data, September was not a positive month either, as they saw their revenues drop by an extra $3.6 million. It seems that recovery is proving to be an elusive goal lately.

According to the latest data from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, September revenues barely reached $78.8 million, a figure that, although it does not seem to be that negative, was actually a decrease of almost 4.5% from what was generated in August when casinos collected $82.4 million.

August also did not fare well compared to what was generated in July, as in that month, the casinos generated $90.5 million in revenue, indicating that these last two months have been a bitter pill to swallow for the gaming industry in the Buckeye State. In fact, 2021 does not appear to be a year of joy for the industry, as it is actually the second time this year that monthly revenue totals have declined in a two-month period. The last ones to have this trend were May and June.

Although slot machines were the biggest contributor to the month of September, with $54.7 million, this still represents a decrease of more than 4.5% with respect to August. Table games, on the other hand, only generated $24 million last month, 4.1% less than what August was able to register. It looks like JACK Cleveland Casino, Hard Rock Cincinnati Casino, Hollywood Toledo Casino and Hollywood Columbus Casino will have to do whatever it takes to lift their numbers and at least try to close the year on an upward revenue trend.

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