Revenues spike at Toledo casino, three others in Ohio
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:11:44 GMT —
Revenues were up at all of Ohio's casinos in March, including Toledo's Hollywood Casino.
Numbers released Monday show that each of the state's four casinos saw a significant increase in revenue from February. The bump mirrors a similar boost in casino revenues last March following winter slumps.
This year, the Cincinnati and Cleveland casinos saw the largest jumps. Cincinnati's revenues rose more than 22 percent, from $16.5 million in February to $20.2 million in March. Cleveland's revenues jumped about 21 percent, to $21 million.
Hollywood Casino Toledo garnered $17.4 million, up nearly 14 percent. The harsh winter didn't seem to be a problem for casino-goers. Despite frigid temperatures and seemingly endless snowfall, the Toledo casino continued to bring in plenty of patrons throughout March.
The Columbus casino was up nearly 19 percent, to $20.8 million.
The voter-approved casinos have drawn a combined $206 million this year, with the state collecting about one-third in taxes and distributing the money to Ohio's 88 counties, school districts and host cities, among others.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)