Hollywood Gaming Posts Best July Ever

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course posted its best July ever in terms of credits played on video lottery terminals.

In total, bettors played $115,900,340 last month, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission, narrowly edging out the July 2019 total of $115,702,015. 

After being closed March 14 through June 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Austintown racino reported $43.91 million in wagers in the 11 days of play June. 

Winnings in July totaled $103,093,019 – a payout percentage of 90.26% – up slightly from last year’s figure of $102,961,741, a payout percentage of 90.64%.

Penn National Gaming Inc., which operates Hollywood Gaming, received $7.47 million, up from $7.16 million in July 2019.

The Ohio Lottery Commission’s take was $3.78 million, up from $3.63 million.

Of the seven VLT sites in Ohio, MGM Northfield was the No. 1 site with $196.16 million in wagers. 

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