Dayton racino sees strong opening, logs more than $1.9 million in net winnings in first 4 days

Associated Press

The numbers show that the state's newest racino had a big opening weekend.

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which opened Aug. 28, recorded nearly $1.9 million in net winnings during the four days it was open in August.

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The racetrack and gaming palace also reported it took in an average of $466 million per slot machine per day, the highest total among the state six racinos — but that's expected to level off.

The statewide average in August was $215.

The racino opened with 1,010 slot machines in play, but it has room to expand if they produce big numbers.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/YsPMMl) reports that the racino employs about 500 and currently has more than three dozen job openings. Harness racing starts there Oct. 3.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com