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Wagering down at racino

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering in August on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was down about $2.2 million from July, but far outpaced that of August 2018.

The facility on state Route 46 saw $113.4 million in credits played, down from $115.7 million in July, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees video lottery terminals, or VLTs, in Ohio.

Wagering in August 2018 was down by about $11.1 million compared to last month, but that could partly be the result of available machines in play — 1,037 in August 2018 to 1,098 last month.

Credits won was $100.5 million in August, down from $102.9 million in July, but up from $90.7 million in August 2018. The net win in August was $11 million, compared to $10.8 million in July and $10.1 million last August.

Last month, the percent payout was 90.2, down from 90.6 in July, and the VLT win per day was $324, up $7 from July. The average number of VLTs in July was 1,101.

Of the net winnings in August, $7.2 million went to Penn National Gaming Inc. in Wyomissing, Pa., which operates the racino, $3.6 million to the lottery commission and $36,675 to problem gaming services.

Last month at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, also owned by Penn National, $109.4 million credits were played and $97.4 million credits were won, compared to $105.7 million and $94.1 million the prior month. The net win was $9.9 million, up from $9.8 million in July.

In August 2018, the raceway posted $89.3 million in credits played, $79 million in credits won and a net win of $8.8 million

For August, the percent payout was 90.8, up from 90.7 in July, and the average number of VLTs was 1,064, up four from the month prior. The average VLT win per day was $302, up $3 from July.

Of the net winnings, $6.6 million went to Penn National, $3.3 million to the lottery commission and $33,174 to problem gambling services.

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