"The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky marketplace is perhaps one of the most competitive in the country for the gaming dollar," he said. "The figures are staggering."The key statistics for the Turfway Park meet are as follows:* Total on-track handle fell 14.4% to $26,525,408. The average daily on-track handle was $434,843, down 5.9% from the 2000 winter/spring meet. * Total off-track and interstate wagering dropped 9.3% to $92,123,014. The average OTB/ITW handle was $1,510,213, down 0.4% from a year ago.* Total wagering from out-of-state dipped a slight 1.8% to $115,552,533. The average out-of-state handle was helped by the fewer racing days and rose 7.9% to $1,894,304.
*Total handle slid 6.4% to $234,200,955, down from $250,253,508 during the 2000 winter/spring meet. Average daily total handle also got a boost from the fewer racing days. The average rose 2.8% to $3,839,360.* Total purses paid fell 7% to $8,305,819, while average daily purses increased 6.2% to $177,747