Commissioners tabled the matter until the December meeting, in order to gather more information on check-cashing policies at other casinos.
Also Tuesday, Lottery finance director Jim Toney said Lottery revenues are continuing to outpace projections, but are starting to suffer ill effects from the new casinos in Ohio.
"We're getting into the battle," he said.
For October, video slots at the four racetrack casinos grossed $50.9 million, ahead of the projected $45.7 million, but down 18 percent from $62.05 million in October 2011.
Likewise, table games at the racetracks brought in $5.6 million, about $600,000 above projections, but down nearly $500,000 from last October.
Year-to-date, the tracks have grossed $250.93 million, $41 million above projections, but down nearly 11 percent from the $279.61 million in revenues at the same point in the 2011-12 budget year.
Overall, the Lottery grossed $105.09 million in October, $7 million above projections but more than $12 million below October 2011. Year-to-date, the Lottery has grossed $448.6 million, down 5 percent from $473.04 million in fiscal 2012.
The state's share of Lottery profits, year-to-date, is $194.4 million, down 4 percent from $202.66 million at the same point last year.
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