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Casinos’ revenue slips in August

WARREN — Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos slipped 10 percent in August, one month removed from reaching an all-time high of $86 million in the first full month they were open amid the viral outbreak.

The latest numbers from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show total revenue last month eclipsed $77.3 million, which is up 8 percent from the $71.3 million the four posted for revenue in August 2019.

Table games last month generated $22.6 million in revenue, and slot revenue was $54.7 million compared to $23.2 million and $62.7 million in July. In August 2019, table games generated $21.3 million and slots, $50 million, according to the commission.

Ohio’s discontinued stay-at-home order, put into place to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, caused the casinos to close March 13 to June 18. In June, they recorded $34 million in total revenue before setting the record in July, due, in part, to people finding alternative entertainment outlets.

The casinos in Ohio are Jack Cleveland Casino, Jack Cincinnati Casino, Hollywood Casino Toledo and Hollywood Casino Columbus.

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