CLEVELAND -- Gamblers bet more than $417 million in the first full month in business at Ohio's two casinos, and operators paid out 89 percent in winnings.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission detailed the payouts in the first report on revenues at the Horseshoe casino that opened May 14 in Cleveland and the Hollywood Toledo casino that opened two weeks later.
In Cleveland, the Horseshoe casino 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.
Casinos will open in Columbus later this year and Cincinnati next year.
THOMAS J. SHEERAN
The Associated Press