Numbers drop slightly for June at Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, ThistleDown Racino

CLEVELAND - The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland brought in $19.3 million in adjusted gross revenue in June according to figures released Monday by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The total, which is winnings after all bets are paid, was down $714,355 or 3.5 percent from May and down $6.7 million or roughly 25 percent from a year ago.

This June marks the first year to year comparison of full casino months, the Horseshoe Cleveland opened May 14, 2012.

ThistleDown Racino figures released by the Ohio Lottery were also down slightly for June with adjusted gross revenue of $10.27 million from its VLTs, a 6.2 percent drop from May.

Both properties are owned by Rock Ohio Caesars.

The combined slots take of the two properties was $21.5 million, down roughly a million from May but still strong enough to be the second largest slots month considerably higher that the Horseshoe's biggest slots month alone $18.5 million in June of 2012.

The Horseshoe Cleveland's table games accounted for $8.1 million off about 4.3 percent from May while the slots take of $11.2 million was down 3 percent.

The Cleveland casino continues to be the state's leader in revenue the Horseshoe's $19.3 million was followed by Horseshoe Cincinnati's $17.6, Hollywood Columbus' $16.5 million and Hollywood Toledo's $15. 2 million.

The $68.6 million total among the four casinos was down $3.5 million from May.

Though down from May ThistleDown numbers continue to remain strong with a daily win of $305 per machine. The racino's payout was also up more than one percent in June with a 92.69 percent payout on every dollar wagered.

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