Casino wagers in Ohio fall for second straight month

Sep 10, 2012 9:33 AM

Casino wagers in Ohio fell for the second straight month.

Ohio’s two casinos report that betting dropped by 9 percent in August.

Gamblers in Toledo and Cleveland bet nearly $350 million last month. During the first full month of operation in June the two casinos brought in close to $418 million.

A spokeswoman for Ohio’s casino control commission tells The Blade newspaper in Toledo that it will take time to determine what is normal in terms of revenue and wagers.

Ohio’s two other casinos in Cincinnati and Columbus will open within the next year.