Ohio casino tax revenue up slightly

Published 10:14 am Friday, October 16, 2015

COLUMBUS (AP) — Tax revenue from Ohio’s four full-service casinos shows a slight increase in the third quarter of the year.

The Ohio Department of Taxation report for the period ending Sept. 30 says the casinos produced $66.6 million, earmarked for cities, counties, schools and state agencies. That was up from $64.2 million in the second quarter.

The Columbus Dispatch reported Cleveland will get $2.69 million of the tax revenue money. Columbus will see $2.65 million, Cincinnati $2 million and Toledo $1.45 million.

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Another $22.6 million went into a fund distributed to public and charter schools, with $1.9 million apiece going to the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Racing Commission. A law enforcement fund and problem gambling fund each receive $1.3 million.