September revenue at Ohio's 4 casinos declines from August as well as from September 2013

Industries Associated Press

Ohio's four casinos saw lower overall revenue numbers in September compared with the same month last year, marking the seventh straight month totals have dipped from the previous year, the state's Casino Control Commission reported Tuesday.

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Combined, the casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo pulled in just over $63 million last month. That is down by $5.5 million from September 2013.

Revenue totals have been down each month from a year ago beginning in March.

The casinos in Horseshoe Cleveland and Horseshoe Cincinnati saw the biggest revenue drops for the month compared with a year ago while Hollywood Toledo and Hollywood Columbus showed slightly better numbers over the same period.

All four reported revenue declines in September compared with this past August, when the four casinos totaled more than $70.6 million in revenue.

The voter-approved casinos have drawn more than $612 million so far this year.

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The state collects about one-third of those revenues in taxes and distributes the money to counties, school districts, host cities and others.