In March, Ohio casinos and racinos had their best month ever in terms of gross gaming revenue after legal gambling was launched in the state.
The state’s four casinos and seven racinos posted a total gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $215.8 million, according to the estimates.
The four casinos pulled in $91.6 million, an increase of 8.7 percent over the previous high set in March 2013. Last month, the racinos, which weren’t open when the previous record was set, pulled in $124.2 million.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) predicted that April would have similar results and that gross gaming revenue (GGR) would continue to rise.
Casey Clark, senior vice president of the AGA, stated: “What we’re seeing in there is a lot of pent-up demand for people who want to get out there and enjoy entertainment options like gaming can provide.”
Bill Miller, president of the American Gaming Association, forecast earlier this year that the second half of 2021 will be a banner year for US casinos, adding that “people will be excited to travel, hungry for entertainment, and desperate to get out and have fun again.”