VLT Play at Hollywood Gaming Drops Again to $87.3M

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Video lottery terminal play at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course dropped for the fourth straight month as $87.33 million was wagered at the racino in December.

That number is down about $4 million from the $91.74 million wagered in November and more than $20 million played in December 2019, when wagers totaled $109.39 million.

The racino was closed from March 14 through June 19 due to state orders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since bettors were allowed to return, wagers peaked at $117.4 million in August and have dropped each month since.

In December, $77,570,773 credits were won and $1,455,026 in promotional play credits were provided. Net winnings – credits played minus credits won and promotional credits – were $8,304,494.

An average of 1,126 VLT terminals were available daily, with the average  daily per-terminal winnings coming in at $238.

Net winnings were divided among racino operator Penn National Gaming, which received $4,494,877; the Ohio Lottery Commission, which received $2,782,005; and Problem Gambling Services, which received $27,612.

At Ohio’s seven VLT sites, wagers totaled $827.68 million. MGM Northfield had the most play, with $161.39 million wagered. 

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