Ohio counties, cities, schools and other entities will split more than $68 million in casino taxes collected from April through June.
The Ohio Department of Taxation announced the distribution breakdown Thursday. The total collected is 3 percent more than the previous quarter.
Summit County and Akron each will receive $814,242. Stark County and Canton each will receive $564,191.
Cuyahoga County and Cleveland will receive $1.8 million, while Cleveland gets an additional $926,311 for being the host city for a casino.
Medina County is in line for $525,717, while Portage and Wayne counties are receiving $492,497 and $345,852, respectively.
The taxes are collected from the state’s four casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.
In addition to the counties and cities, schools will split $23 million. The state announces the breakdown for individual schools twice a year, in January and in August.
The taxes are handed out based on a formula involving county, city and school populations.
The remainder collected goes to the Casino Control Commission, Ohio State Racing Commission, training for law enforcement and efforts to address problem gambling.
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