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Ohio counties to see first casino tax checks July 31

The tax revenue from Ohio's first two casinos will start flowing into county and city governments on July 31. 

The revenue will be split between all 88 Ohio counties based on population.  Cuyahoga County will receive $544,000, with the city of Cleveland getting $648,000. 

Lucas County will get a check for $192,000 and the city of Toledo will benefit from $339,000 in revenue from casino gaming.

Vinton County, with the lowest population in the state, will receive $11,668. 

Tax revenue will be forwarded to county and municipal governments on a quarterly basis.

In Hancock County, where $65,000 will be injected into the county budget at the end of the month, officials say the money will help with services.

"As we go forward, the county commissioners will assess what is coming in and as more casinos come online, which will generate more revenue for the state, currently we only have two of four and as those numbers grow I think it will become a budget topic. But at this point, the $65,000 is helping us to stabilize some of the services that have been reduced or just maintaining what we could," said Hancock County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg. 

To see a complete breakdown of how casino tax dollars will be split up, click here.

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