AP News

New Columbus casino, Ohio's 3rd, boosts wagering


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators say the opening of Ohio's third casino sharply boosted wagering in October, despite a drop in betting at the other two gambling houses.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Wednesday that wagers at the Horseshoe Cleveland, Hollywood Columbus and Hollywood Toledo casinos totaled nearly $479 million last month. The Columbus casino opened Oct. 8.

The highest monthly wagering total for the Cleveland and Toledo casinos, which opened in May, was $417 million in June as bettors tried out the new experience.

In its first 3½ weeks, the Columbus casino attracted $165 million in wagers.

Last month betting dropped 9.2 percent in Toledo and 2.2 percent in Cleveland.

Ohio's fourth casino opens next year in Cincinnati.


Race, Class, and the Future of Ferguson
LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW

(enter your email)
(enter up to 5 email addresses, separated by commas)

Max 250 characters

 
blog comments powered by Disqus