Gamblers bet more than $417 million in the first full month in business at Ohio’s two casinos, and operators paid out more than $371 million in winnings, the Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Tuesday.
The commission detailed the 89 percent payout in the first report on revenues at the Horseshoe casino, which opened May 14 in Cleveland, and the Hollywood Toledo casino, which opened two weeks later. The casinos’ share after payouts was more than $46 million.
The Horseshoe took in $42.9 million at table games in June and $159.6 million at the slots. The casino’s share after winning payouts was $26.1 million.
Players in Toledo bet $19.6 million at table games and $195.6 million at slots. The casino’s after-payout share was $20.4 million.
By law, casinos pay a gross revenue tax of 33 percent split between entities, including counties with shares determined by population, school districts with shares by enrollment, the four casino cities, the casino commission and programs for problem gamblers.