Cincinnati casino revenue down in April

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - April revenues for Ohio's four casinos were released Tuesday.

Cincinnati's brand-new casino raked in $21 million during its first month of operation but in April, it only made $17,820,415. That's down $3.18 million month to month.

In fact, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo all saw drops in their April revenue, according to the report.

Statewide, casino revenues decreased from $84.3 million in March to $72.2 million in April.

The report also showed that the Cincinnati casino had the tightest slots of all the Ohio casinos with a 89.96% payout. To compare, Cleveland had a 90.58% payout, Toledo had a 91.28% payout and Columbus had the loosest Ohio slots in April with a 91.32% payout.

The four casinos approved by voters in 2009 opened within a 10-month span, beginning with Toledo and Cleveland last May. The Columbus site opened in October.

Combined, they've brought in $265 million.

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