Horseshoe Casino Cleveland numbers up slightly in September thanks to house take on table games
John Kosich, newsnet5.com
2:20 PM, Oct 7, 2013
2:42 PM, Oct 7, 2013
CLEVELAND - Table game customers at Horseshoe Casino Cleveland may have wagered $4.1 million less in September than they did in August but the house won $1.2 million more.
The gain offset a $778,000 drop in slot play to give the Cleveland casino a slight 2.2 percent jump for the month according to Casino Control Commission figures released Monday.
Compared to September of last year though, the Horseshoe was down 8.4 percent or $1.77 million.
ThistleDown Racino, meanwhile, posted its best month since opening in April with adjusted gross revenue figures of $11.81 million, a fraction above August's previous high of $11.8 million.
The take was also $707-thousand more than Horseshoe's slots AGR of $11.1 million, marking the first month the North Randall track surpassed its Public Square sister property in VLT/slots revenue.
Another Rock Ohio Caesars property, Horseshoe Cincinnati brought in $19.8 million, to take for the second month the title of the state's top money winner.
While all three Rock Ohio Caesars properties posted gains in September over August, they were the only ones as figures were down compared to August at Hollywood Columbus and Toledo as well as Scioto Downs Racino in Columbus.
ThistleDown continues to bring in by far the strongest daily revenue per machine with a September take of $345, up over its previous high set last month of $338.
That is the highest of any of the 18 casinos or racinos operating in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In fact no other facility posted a daily take per machine over $300.
Among Ohio properties the Horseshoe Cleveland took in $202 per slot machine, per day. Horseshoe Cincinnati came in at $227, Hollywood Columbus $142, Hollywood Toledo $180 and Scioto Downs $166.