Gamblers Like Ohio Racinos

Video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs.(Photo: Sam Hendren / WOSU)
Video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs.(Photo: Sam Hendren / WOSU)

Ohio’s racinos are on track to make more money than the state’s four casinos.

The state’s casinos reported $71.2 million in revenue in May while the five Ohio racinos – which offer horse racing and slot machines, but no table games – made $55.7 million in profit.

But with new racinos slated to open this fall in Dayton and in the Youngstown area, the racinos could soon become the overall revenue leader.

Slot machines at the Ohio racinos are already taking in more money than the slot machines at casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Cincinnati.

Experts say the key is location – racinos tend to be located in the suburbs and are easier for people to get to.

Information from Dayton Daily News.

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