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article Ohio State Racing Commission Directs Tracks To Remain Open For ‘Reasonable Equine Exercise’
(3/31/2020)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio State Racing Commission's executive director Bill Crawford issued a directive to the state's racing executives on Tuesday, addressing the...
article Ohio Lottery pandemonium in the midst of coronavirus pandemic: Phillip Morris
(3/22/2020)
(Ohio) -- His hardcore Ohio lottery customers are increasingly making Kamal Kang anxious. More than the nervous shoppers who now stream through Convenient Foods, his...
article JACK Casino, JACK Thistledown and MGM Northfield Park donate 3 tons worth of food
(3/18/2020)
(Ohio) -- JACK Casino, JACK Thistledown and MGM Northfield Park have collectively donated more than 3 tons worth of food to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. "MGM...
article Ohio sports betting: Is legal sports betting available in Ohio?
(3/16/2020)
(Ohio) -- No, sports betting in Ohio — with the exception of horse racing — is not legal at this time.
article Ohio's casinos, racinos suspend operations amid more closures
(3/15/2020)
(Ohio) -- More closures are hitting Northeast Ohio institutions as a result of the social distancing required of the coronavirus pandemic and orders by Gov. Mike DeWine...
article Ohio’s casinos, racinos must shut down or keep customers, workers below a total of 100
(3/15/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos must shut down or keep the total number of people in the buildings, including employees, under 100, as part of the...
article Racinos close due to cornavirus concerns; state orders casinos to limit patrons
(3/15/2020)
(Ohio) -- Two area racinos are closed and Ohio’s four casinos must comply with the state’s directive on large gatherings. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway...
article JACK Casino closes after being told to comply with Gov. DeWine’s order limiting large gatherings
(3/15/2020)
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission instructed Ohio’s casinos, including JACK Casino Cincinnati, to immediately comply with an order issued by Gov. Mike...
article Ohio's casinos, racinos suspend operations amid more closures
(3/14/2020)
(Ohio) -- More closures are hitting Northeast Ohio institutions as a result of the social distancing required of the coronavirus pandemic and orders by Gov. Mike DeWine...
article Michigan man accused of gambling, leaving toddler inside vehicle
(3/14/2020)
(Ohio) -- A Michigan man is charged with endangering children for allegedly leaving his 18-month-old daughter inside his vehicle while he gambled at Hollywood Casino...
article Ohio’s casinos, racinos must shut down or keep customers, workers below a total of 100
(3/13/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos must shut down or keep the total number of people in the buildings, including employees, under 100, as part of the...
article Ohio’s casinos, racinos break another record with a big February
(3/10/2020)
(Ohio) -- The booming business at Ohio’s casinos and racinos continued in Feburary, with gambling revenue up 11% over a year ago, after 19% gain in January,...
article MGM Northfield Park, JACK racino, casino properties closely watching coronavirus issues
(3/6/2020)
(Ohio) -- Casinos and racinos are touchy places, where people handle cards, chips and electronic machines. Crowds gather to test their luck, whether it be at a card...
article Shooting in OTR early Sunday not related to Jack Casino
(3/1/2020)
(Ohio) -- Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday in Over-the-Rhine. The incident took place around 2 a.m. near 12th and Sycamore streets....
article Crain's Cleveland Look Back: Ohio's bet on gambling pays off
(2/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- Heading into November 2009, pro-gambling proposals in Ohio had gone 0-for-4 on Election Day in the previous two decades. Issue 3, which allowed for casinos to...
article Ohio Expected To Legalize Sports Betting Very Soon
(2/19/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio currently enjoys a vibrant gambling scene: Gamblers in the state can purchase lottery tickets, pull slot machine handles, and sit down to a good table...
article Will Ohio legalize sports gambling? Bet on it.
(2/16/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohioans love to take a chance on a lottery ticket, pull the handle on slot machines and gamble on table games — and the gambling options could be...
article Editorial: It’s time to deal Ohio in on legal sports gambling
(2/15/2020)
(Ohio) -- In this day when people, businesses and government agencies are looking for ways to make a quick buck, Gov. Mike DeWine is hedging his bet when it comes to...
article Tucker's Casino, an East Cleveland Staple, Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary This Year
(2/13/2020)
(Ohio) -- As East Cleveland has changed over the decades, Tucker's Casino has remained largely the same. Owned by five brothers — Joe, Chester, Columbus,...
article Ohio casinos, racinos hit jackpot in smashing January gambling record
(2/9/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos smashed records for January, taking in $167 million in gambling revenue after paying out winnings, reports released Friday...
article Gov. DeWine Says Sports Gambling Coming To Ohio Soon
(2/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- March Madness is right around the corner and Ohioans will be constructing brackets to bet on their favorite teams. But Ohio, unlike some other states, does not...
article VICI Completes $843.3M Acquisition of JACK Entertainment
(1/29/2020)
(Ohio) -- ON Monday, VICI Properties Incorporated completed the acquisition of JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino. The acquisition deal is estimated to...
article Gambling addictions in Ohio have doubled since 2012
(1/27/2020)
(Ohio) -- In the last seven years gambling in Ohio has skyrocketed. "There's more gambling availability now in Ohio than there's ever been before,"...
article How close are Ohioans to legally wagering on sporting events? Answer remains in limbo
(1/24/2020)
(Ohio) -- With the Super Bowl and March Madness around the corner, how soon will Ohioans be able to place a legal bet on sporting event in the state? It appears that...
article MGM Northfield Park names Matt Buckley as president
(1/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- MGM Northfield Park is getting a new president and chief operating officer. The racino in Northfield announced in a news release on Thursday, Jan. 23, that...
article Sports betting bill faces stalemate in Ohio legislature
(1/20/2020)
(Ohio) -- This year’s Super Bowl is out of the question. But might sports betting be legalized in Ohio by the time the next one rolls around? Legal sports betting...
article EDITORIAL: Don't bet on a windfall
(1/18/2020)
(Ohio) -- If you’re excited about the prospect of legal sports betting in Ohio, you may be thinking that all those bets on pro football or golf are going to be a...
article Ohio casino revenue hits all time high
(1/16/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio gamblers are out in force as revenue at the 4 casinos and 7 racinos in the state rose to a record high. The Ohio Lottery and Casino Control Commissions...
article Ohio gambling revenue hits record high, up 4% from last year
(1/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- Reports from state regulators show gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, up more than 4% from...
article Ohio Gambling Revenue Rises Again, to Record $1.94B in 2019
(1/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos rose to a record $1.94 billion in 2019, according to figures reported by the state’s...
article Did you win or lose? Ohio casinos, racinos have record year
(1/10/2020)
(Ohio) -- Did you win or lose some money at one of the state’s casinos or racinos last year? It looks like a lot of us at least tried to in 2019. Combined revenue...
article Ohio casinos, racinos set record with $1.94 billion in gambling revenue in 2019
(1/9/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos took in a record $1.94 billion in gambling revenue in 2019, bringing the total to $11.9 billion since Ohio’s first...
article 2019 Wagers at Hollywood Gaming Total $1.32B
(1/8/2020)
(Ohio) -- For the 2019 calendar year, wagers at the Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley totaled $1.32 billion and winnings totaled $1.17 billion, according to data from the...
article Casino Proposes $100M Expansion
(1/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio's Warren...
article Sports Betting Bills Pushed by Ohio Lawmakers Similar But Still Feature Fundamental Differences
(1/6/2020)
(Ohio) -- As Ohio State Legislature gets ready to reconvene in Columbus later this month, lawmakers are still considering two ways to legalize sports betting in the...
article Sports betting on tap for Ohio Statehouse in 2020
(1/4/2020)
(Ohio) -- It’s one of several legislative matters likely to dominate activity at the Statehouse in Columbus this year. Along with settling the sports betting...
article Wagering at Valley racino took a dip in November
(12/30/2019)
(Ohio) -- Wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course slumped in November after an October that was up after steady declines...
article Ohio Lottery sales spike with arrival of holidays
(12/24/2019)
(Ohio) -- The flu isn’t the only thing going around this holiday season. Some Ohioans are coming down with lottery fever. Lottery sales have risen in Greene, Miami...
article $100M Warren County racino expansion anticipates full casino, sports betting
(12/18/2019)
(Ohio) -- Warren County commissioners approved plans on Tuesday for an 11-story hotel with a 112-by-9-foot, 6-inch LED sign along the top roof line in a complex where...
article Ohio Casino and Racino November 2019 Revenue Sees Increase
(12/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- All 11 of Ohio’s casinos and racinos saw an increase in profit for November 2019 compared to the same month the previous year. Ohio’s four casinos...
40 Total Articles on this Issue

COVID-19

article Coronavirus shuts down gambling in Cincinnati
(3/14/2020)
(Ohio) -- Despite initial reports that downtown Cincinnati's Hard Rock Casino would remain open in light of a statewide ban of large public gatherings, all three of...
article DeWine says Ohio casinos should be closed
(3/14/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s office says its ban on public gatherings to protect the public for the outbreak of the new coronavirus doesn’t include an...
article Coronavirus leads to additional cleaning at MGM Northfield
(3/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- The MGM Northfield Park entertainment and gambling facility is doing additional cleaning and taking other steps because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

LGBTQ

article Living Openly: Uncovering queer indigenous history
(3/3/2020)
(Ohio) -- As an eighth grader, Jack Raslich’s first developed a liking for history when they got into an argument with a history teacher over the cause of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Smoking while gambling? Elaborate patios allow it at casinos, racinos
(2/25/2020)
(Ohio) -- Casinos and racinos in the Dayton region and across Ohio are investing millions of dollars into high-end “patios” where guests can smoke and gamble...
1 Article on this Issue

Fantasy Sports

article Ohio awards first five fantasy sports licenses
(2/19/2020)
(Ohio) -- The first five licenses for fantasy sports websites in Ohio were approved Wednesday by state regulators, marking the latest milestone in state regulation of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article University awarded $80K grant to address suicide among Native American youth
(2/19/2020)
(Ohio) -- Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Master of Catholic Leadership Program will use money from an $80,000 grant to address suicide among Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article Local governments in Ohio seeking unity in opioid litigation
(2/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- Dozens of Ohio local government leaders gathered privately in Columbus Tuesday to discuss how to divide millions of dollars from a prospective opioid...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article EXCLUSIVE: Hard Rock's new president talks what's coming to Cincinnati casino
(2/4/2020)
(Ohio) -- The new president of Hard Rock International, the new owners of the downtown Cincinnati casino, has big plans for the giant gaming property, including the...
1 Article on this Issue

Penn National

article Hollywood Casino to debut 8,000-square-foot expansion
(1/8/2020)
(Ohio) -- Soon visitors to Hollywood Casino Columbus will have more space to play slot machines like 88 Fortunes and Lock It Link. The casino announced Wednesday it is...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Ohio Lottery Says It Is An "Essential" Service Under "Stay At Home" Order
(3/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos have been closed for almost two weeks and it's been a week since bars were shut down, including those offering Keno. But Ohio Lottery tickets...
article Research collaboration sheds more light on Ohio’s ancient earthworks
(3/22/2020)
(Ohio) -- The Hopewell culture created a series of gigantic earthworks across southern Ohio between A.D.1 and 400. One of the largest of these was the Hopewell Mound...
article OP/ED: Thin places and the Newark Earthworks
(3/7/2020)
(Ohio) -- Heaven and earth, according to Celtic spirituality, are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter. A thin place can be a place...
article Search for missing 5-year-old Dulce Alavez moves to woods near Ohio casino
(3/2/2020)
(Ohio) -- Authorities in Ohio have searched a wooded area near a casino after receiving letters suggesting they could find clues there connected to the disappearance of...
article Myaamia Center preserves the indigenous language
(2/28/2020)
(Ohio) -- The Myaamia Center at Miami University is working to preserve the language of the indigenous people whose homelands include Ohio and Indiana, and the region...
article Ball State and Tribal Leaders Bring Fresh Perspective to Ohio Battle
(2/25/2020)
(Ohio) -- You have to wonder if the bodies were still warm when the scapegoating began. After a three-hour battle, more than 800 U.S. officers, soldiers, and civilians...
article Chaatsmith: Earthworks are places of spirituality, accomplishment, and power
(2/23/2020)
(Ohio) -- More than 2,000 years ago across Ohio, ancestors of present-day American Indian nations planned, designed, and built hundreds of earthen enclosures in enormous...
article Charge Filed Against Ohio Man Accused Of Hiding AK-47 At Greektown Casino Hotel
(2/21/2020)
(Ohio) -- An Ohio man accused of stashing an AK-47 assault rifle behind an ice maker at Detroit's Greektown Casino Hotel earlier this week has now been charged. The...
article Man gets prison for fatal drugs sold to billionaire's son
(2/13/2020)
(Ohio) -- An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a...
article When the Indians Left Paulding County
(2/2/2020)
(Ohio) -- The next time you take a drive down the Charloe Trail (County Road138), imagine if you will, on each side of the road, trees so thick and tall that you could...
article 'The Gambler' is new all-sports addition to Cleveland radio lineup
(1/28/2020)
(Ohio) -- Cleveland has another all-sports radio station. Only this one is going to have a Las Vegas lean. IHeart Media Cleveland has announced that this week marks the...
article Shiels: Remembering the Rosa Parks of the Newark Earthworks
(1/19/2020)
(Ohio) -- Imagine all the prayers that have been said at the Newark Earthworks. Imagine how many have been said by golfers in just the last 110 years: prayers that the...
article ESPN documentary 'Banned for Life*' examines Pete Rose lifetime ban, Black Sox scandal
(1/18/2020)
(Ohio) -- As Major League Baseball confronted the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal this week, which led to season-long suspensions for former manager A.J....
article Hopewells’ culture touched other native peoples throughout North America
(1/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- The Hopewell culture that was centered in Ohio had an interaction sphere that showed a network of cultural exchange and interaction throughout the country....
article Jordan: Earthworks draw people together from around the world
(1/12/2020)
(Ohio) -- Over the last six years, I’ve been one of the interpreters to greet people as they visited the Newark Earthworks sites. Many have been Ohioans, coming from...
article Did you win or lose? Ohio casinos, racinos have record year
(1/11/2020)
(Ohio) -- Did you win or lose some money at one of the state’s casinos or racinos last year? It looks like a lot of us at least tried to in 2019. Combined revenue...
article William 'Chris' Hoffman Named Special Agent in Charge of the Cincinnati Field Office
(1/6/2020)
(Ohio) -- Director Christopher Wray has named William “Chris” Hoffman as the special agent in charge of the Cincinnati Field Office. Most recently, Mr. Hoffman served as...
article Indictment: Businessman used insurance money at casino, for phone bill
(12/18/2019)
(Ohio) -- A Dayton businessman charged as part of a corruption investigation allegedly used insurance money at a casino, and to pay for a planned restaurant and his...
article Ohio Man Wins Big At Local Casino Charged With Bribery, Disorderly Conduct
(12/16/2019)
(Ohio) -- An Ohio man is being charged with bribery in Dearborn County after allegedly offering an officer thousands of dollars to release him from custody.
article ‘To Preserve the Future of Our Past’: Tribes Work for World Heritage Designation of Ohio Earthworks
(12/3/2019)
(Ohio) -- In October, Chief Billy Friend of the Wyandotte Nation addressed a crowd in Dublin, Ohio. It was a celebration of the city’s new Ferris-Wright Park,...

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