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Wagering down at Austintown racino

AUSTINTOWN — For the second month in a row in September, wagering fell on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Bettors at the Austintown racino wagered $139.8 million, down from $141.1 million in August, and further down from the $154.2 million bets in July, according to the latest numbers from the Ohio Lottery Commission, which oversees video lottery terminals, or VLTs, in Ohio.

At the seven racinos in Ohio, wagering topped $1.1 billion for the month, down from $1.2 billion in August.

Last month in Austintown, bettors won $125 million in credits, down from $125.8 million in August. The racino reported a net win of $12.8 million, down from $13.3 million the prior month; a percent payout of 90.8, up from 90.5 percent; and a win per VLT per day of $382, down $2 from August. An average of 1,121 machines were on the gaming floor, down two.

In September 2020, $115.7 million credits were played, $102.9 million won and the racino reported a net win of $11 million. The percent payout was 90.4, the win per VLT per day was $328 and an average of 1,123 machines were in play.

Of the net winnings last month, $8.4 million went to racino operator, Wyomissing, Pa.-based Penn National Gaming Inc.; $4.3 million to the lottery commission; and $42,713 went to programs that provide support for gambling addiction services.

The commission reported in the state in September bettors won $1.05 billion, down from $1.09 billion in August. The net win was $106.5 million, down from $111.8 million; the percent payout was 90.9, down one-tenth of a percent; and the win per VLT per day was $336, down $6 from August.

One year prior, there was $1 billion in credits played, $897 million credits won and a net win of $92.7 million. The percent payout was 90.7, the win per day per VLT was $279 and there was an average of 11,095 machines in play.

Last month, $70.4 million was given to operators, $35.6 million to the commission and $354,165 to problem gambling services.

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