JACK Casino sees revenue dip ahead of 5th anniversary

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CLEVELAND -- This weekend marks five years since Cleveland opened its first casino.

According to Casino Control at Ohio, revenue has dropped by 8.3 percent compared to this time last year.

JACK saw April’s revenue jump to $19.1 million in 2016, but last month’s total dropped to $17.5 million.

Most of the decrease comes in the form of slots, from $10.1 million in 2016 to $8.6 million in 2017, as table game revenue is holding.

For comparison, the other casinos in Ohio only moved up or down slightly.

Meanwhile, a new restaurant opening may help boast profit, with Wahlberger’s ready to cut the ribbon soon.

Wahlburger’s, created by chef Paul Wahlberg and his celebrity brothers, Mark and Donnie, debuted in October of 2011 in Massachusetts and was the subject of an A&E reality show.

There is a VIP preview scheduled for Thursday night where Mark Wahlberg will share a bit about the history of the restaurant and how he sees it fitting in here in Cleveland.

The public opening date will be announced soon.

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