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Wagering down at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — Wagering in November on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course was $124.8 million, the lowest it’s been since February.

That is also down from the $140.8 million bettors wagered in October at the racino in Austintown, according to numbers from the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees video lottery terminals, or VLTs, in Ohio.

At Ohio’s seven racinos wagering was above $1.1 billion for the month, down from $1.2 billion in October.

Last month in Austintown, bettors won $111.3 million in credits, down from $125.4 million in October. The racino reported a net win of $11.6 million, down from $13.3 million the prior month; a percent payout of 90.6, up form 90.5 percent in October; and a win per VLT per day of $349, down $36. There was an average of 1,118 machines on the gaming floor, down two.

In November 2020, bettors played $91.7 million in credits, won $81.4 million in credits and the racino reported a net win of $8.8 million. The percent payout was 90.4, the win per VLT per day was $261 and there was an average of 1,123 machines in play.

Of the net winnings last month, $7.7 million went to casino operator, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National Gaming Inc., $3.9 million to the lottery commission and $38,880 to provides that give support for gambling addiction services.

The commission reported in the state in November bettors won $985.9 million in credits, down from $1.1 billion in October. The net win was $100.6 million, down from $111.7 million; the percent payout fell to 90.8 from 90.9; and the win per VLT per day was $317, down from $341. There was an average of 10,602 machines in play, up from 10,583 the prior month.

In November 2020, bettors played $832 million credits, won $743 million credits and the net win was $73.8 million. The percent payout was 91.1, the win per VLT per day was $228 and there was an average of 10,783 machines in play.

Last month, operators received $66.6 million, the commission received $33.7 million and $334,780 went to problem gambling services.

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