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Casino operator, Northfield Park plan $275 million gaming center

Officials are hoping business will boom in northern Summit County after an international casino operation announced April 5 it plans to develop and operate a $275 million gaming center at Northfield Park.

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7/19/2016

article Casino next door to GOP convention struggles to attract bettors
(Ohio) -- Another casino linked to Donald Trump is struggling for business. There were vast banks of empty slot machines, craps pits and poker tables Tuesday on a...
article JACK Cleveland Casino expects fewer customers this week
(Ohio) -- The JACK Cleveland Casino may actually see less business this week during the Republican National Convention because of road closures and traffic congestion...
article Neighbors angry over Hollywood Casino development expansion
(Ohio) -- Michael Scott, Rossford City Administrator, tells me plans are in the works to build a hotel with nearly 150 rooms, and more retail and upscale dining near the...

7/16/2016

article Hocking County to receive its share of casino tax revenue
(Ohio) -- Hocking County’s portion of the Casino Tax Revenue this quarter will be $81,720.82. According to the Ohio Casino Commission, more than $1 billion in...

7/14/2016

article Greater Cincinnati gambling revenues on record pace
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's gambling market has recovered from pre-Great Recession levels and is generating more revenue than ever, the Enquirer reports.

7/12/2016

article Greater Cincinnati gambling revenues highest ever
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's gambling market has recovered from pre-Great Recession levels and is generating more revenue than ever. In the last 12 months, gambling...
article Business development around Austintown racino gets slow start
(Ohio) -- Leaders in Austintown expected a business boom around Hollywood Gaming, which opened nearly 22 months ago, but it has been a slow development. Built near one...

7/11/2016

article Ohio casinos generated $1 billion in tax revenue since 2012
(Ohio) -- Ohio's casinos have generated $1 billion in tax revenue " more than half of it going to citiesand counties " since opening in 2012. The Ohio...
article Ohio's casinos generate $1 billion in tax revenue since opening
(Ohio) -- Ohio's four casinos have paid a total of more than $1 billion in taxes to cities, counties, schools and state agencies since opening in 2012 and 2013. The...

7/8/2016

article Austintown racino rakes in more revenue in June over 2015
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course continues raking in revenue, ending Fiscal Year 2016 with a $3 million increase in wagering at its video...
article Casino, racino revenue shows modest increase
(Ohio) -- Columbus' two gambling venues saw small year-over-year revenue increases in June, though both saw notable declines from May and the the first quarter of...
article State’s racinos grow, casinos are stagnant
(Ohio) -- In one analyst’s opinion, the state’s seven racinos know what they are doing – and doing it well. “They have really done a tremendous...
article Casino CEO makes case for Rabbit Hash ferry
(Ohio) -- After a heated public hearing in June about a proposed ferry in Rabbit Hash, the Boone County Board of Adjustments benched the decision until July 13. Dan Lee...

7/7/2016

article Local casino revenue lowest since January
(Ohio) -- June was Hollywood Casino Toledo’s worst month since January, with monthly revenue dropping from the previous month by nearly $1 million. Revenue slipped...
article Ohio casino, racino revenue declined in June
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino and racino revenues took a dive in June, according to monthly reports. The statewide revenue of $66.5 million at the four casinos was a 5.4 percent...
article Ohio’s gambling industry pacing ahead of 2015
(Ohio) -- Midway through 2016, Ohio’s casinos and racinos are trending slightly ahead of last year’s revenue numbers. Over the first six months of the year,...

7/4/2016

article Lebanon among Ohio cities redeveloping racetracks
(Ohio) -- Three Ohio cities left without horse racing tracks after the state’s legalization of racinos have begun spending a total of up to $9 million set aside to...

6/29/2016

article Cuyahoga County to use casino tax revenue for community development projects
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council has agreed to set aside $1 million a year in casino tax revenue to provide grants for community development projects. Council voted...

6/20/2016

article Sold on promises of a big local tax payday, casinos aren't yet covering Ohio's bet
(Ohio) -- Economic forecasts can be a roll of the dice, but the stakes are often high. That was the case with predictions on the impact of casino gambling in Ohio.

6/17/2016

article Jack casino sign could get new LED board
(Ohio) -- Drivers on Gilbert Avenue and Interstate 71 could soon be greeted by an LED video board affixed to Jack Cincinnati Casino's 80-foot-tall sign.

6/12/2016

article Developer Plans Hotel, Shops Near Toledo Casino
(Ohio) -- A developer is planning to build a new hotel and shopping complex near Toledo’s Hollywood Casino. The plans include restaurants and even an aerial...

6/10/2016

article Ohio casinos see revenue declines for May; racinos see bump
(Ohio) -- New state data shows revenue decreased by 6 percent at Ohio’s casinos last month as the racinos saw a 6 percent increase. The figures released by the...

6/9/2016

article Ohio Casino Revenues Fall By 6% in May
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos generated revenues of $66.5 million in May, representing a 6% decline compared to the $71 million that was collected in the same...
article Austintown racino posts higher earnings and winnings
(Ohio) -- The numbers are in from the month of May and things are looking good for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse. The racino saw a more than 10-percent...
article Hollywood reports May increase in slot machine revenue
(Ohio) -- Penn National’s Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported video lottery terminal, or slot machine, revenue of $8.43 million in May.
article Racino’s wagering up in May over ’15
(Ohio) -- Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course's video lottery terminals increased $11.4 million in May, compared with the same time last year.
article Developer plans hotel, retail, restaurant across from casino
(Ohio) -- A local developer has announced plans to build an upscale hotel and a major retail and restaurant complex in Rossford, just across the street from the...

6/8/2016

article Go behind the scenes during the Cincinnati casino’s closure: PHOTOS
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is no more starting at 4 p.m. today. The Cincinnati casino will reopen to the public at 4 p.m. after closing its doors to be...
article Hotel, retail, restaurants planned near casino
(Ohio) -- A local developer will soon embark on a major project in Rossford that calls for building an upscale hotel and large retail and restaurant complex that will be...

6/7/2016

article Horseshoe transforms into Jack Casino
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino opens Wednesday after more than 40 hours of finishing touches to rebrand the former Horseshoe. The region's dominant casino, which...
article Ohio racinos still outpace 4 casino sites
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s video slot-equipped horse racing tracks continued to take a bigger share of the state’s gaming market in May, with the seven sites bringing...
article Ohio racino revenue up, casinos down in May
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino made $16 million last month, down $3 million from last May, during its transition from Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. The casino closed for...

5/27/2016

article ‘Jack Casino’ sign erected over downtown Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- The massive marquee sign for Cincinnati’s casino underwent a big change Thursday. What once read “Horseshoe Casino” now simply reads “...

5/26/2016

article Jack Casino name creeps onto Cincinnati skyline
(Ohio) -- The "Jack" casino name crept onto Cincinnati's skyline on Thursday as workers erected Horseshoe's new moniker. Starting in the morning,...

5/19/2016

article Allegation of transgender discrimination at former Horseshoe Casino
(Ohio) -- An alleged act of bias, caught on camera, inside a place where people press their luck. Gerri Candice Hollowell, 50, who is transgender, lives in Las Vegas,...

5/12/2016

article Jack Cleveland Casino opens for business after transformation from Horseshoe
(Ohio) -- Red is the prevailing color in the new Jack Cleveland Casino, which opened around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday. The classy gold and cream decor, illuminated by...

5/10/2016

article Ohio gambling numbers rise in April
(Ohio) -- April was a good month for Ohio gambling operations, with racinos in particular seeing a double-digit surge in revenue. The state’s casinos saw a more...
article Horseshoe signs off with introduction of JACK Cleveland Casino name
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland closed a little later than expected for its transition to JACK Cleveland Casino. The closure was supposed to take place at 11:59 p.m...
article Racino Saves Scioto Downs' Harness Racing
(Ohio) -- Harness racing season at Scioto Downs officially kicks off this afternoon. Just five years ago, the track was struggling to stay afloat. As attendance fell,...

5/9/2016

article Gambling revenue rises in April at rebranded JACK ThistleDown racino
(Ohio) -- JACK ThistleDown Racino’s monthly net profit exceeded $10 million in April, surpassing that mark for the first time since August 2014, according to data...
article Local casino posts 9% gain last month over a year ago
(Ohio) -- Growing local prosperity continued to bolster Hollywood Casino Toledo’s revenue in April, with the area gaming establishment posting its second highest...

5/7/2016

article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati set for rebrand completion this June
(Ohio) -- This June, the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will be closing for a short time frame to complete the rebranding process to a Jack Entertainment property.

5/6/2016

article Cincinnati casino looks to close in June as it rebrands
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is poised to close in early June for a day or more as it completes its rebranding. Local billboards say the Downtown gambling...

5/5/2016

article Cash out those Horseshoe Casino chips and slot machine receipts
(Ohio) -- Gamblers holding on to Horseshoe Casino Cleveland chips and slot machine receipts can no longer use them when Jack Cleveland Casino opens May 11. But they have...

5/2/2016

article Cleveland casino closing temporarily: Here's what you need to know
(Ohio) -- The casino in downtown Cleveland is preparing to close its doors. But don't panic, it's only for 40 hours. The closure is expected to take place from...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland closing May 10 for 40 hours to become Jack Casino
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will close for 40 hours beginning Tuesday, May 10, to transition to Jack Cleveland Casino. The closing, from 11:59 p.m. May 9 to 4 p...

4/28/2016

article Ohio ranks high for problem gamblers, study says
(Ohio) -- Ohio has one of the highest percentages of problem gamblers in the country, according to a new analysis. WalletHub, a personal finance website, examined the...

4/18/2016

article Casinos see best first quarter yet
(Ohio) -- This past winter produced the highest winter quarter casino-tax revenues yet for Ohio’s counties and major cities, including Youngstown, the Ohio...

4/17/2016

article Ohio's 4 casinos see best quarter yet
(Ohio) -- This past winter produced the highest winter quarter casino tax revenues yet for Ohio’s counties and major cities, including Youngstown, the Ohio...

4/16/2016

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino transformation to Jack Casino has begun
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Cleveland Casino's transformation to Jack Casino has begun.

4/14/2016

article Individual Has Standing to Challenge Casino Gambling
(Ohio) -- By a 4-3 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Frederick Kinsey, a resident of Columbiana County, has standing to challenge the constitutional amendment...

4/11/2016

article Ohio casinos generate hefty $71.2 million in first three months of 2016
(Ohio) -- Ohio's four casinos generated $71.2 million for schools, counties and cities in the first three months of 2016, the highest single quarter since they...

4/8/2016

article Hard Rock Rocksino tops Ohio casinos, making more than $20 million in March: Casino report
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park hit a milestone in March - eclipsing $20 million in monthly revenue - topping all racinos and casinos in Ohio.
article Ohio: Racino, Casino Revenue On The Rise In March
(Ohio) -- Casinos and racinos in Ohio reported strong returns for the month of March, according to a report in the Columbus Dispatch. Casinos in the state reported that...
article JACK Entertainment unveils $70 million upgrade of Thistledown Racino
(Ohio) -- JACK, formerly Rock Gaming, is officially unveiling $70 million in new amenities at the former Thistledown Racino in North Randall, now called JACK Thistledown...
article Jack ThistleDown Racino to unveil $70 million expansion on Friday, three years after opening
(Ohio) -- The new $70 million addition to the Jack ThistleDown Racino is one more befitting a place to gamble than a converted grandstand with slots.

4/7/2016

article Toledo casino boasts best month in 4 years
(Ohio) -- March was Hollywood Casino Toledo’s best month in nearly four years, with gaming revenues reaching $18.2 million. Only twice before have monthly revenues...

4/6/2016

article JACK Thistledown Racino to Unveil Latest Improvements at Grand Opening on Friday
(Ohio) -- It's got a new name, and now the JACK ThistleDown Racino will have some fresh additions too. New restaurants, a plant wall and a sports bar are the latest...
article Jack ThistleDown Racino unveils plant wall and other highlights of $70 million expansion (photos)
(Ohio) -- A large plant wall, new restaurants and a sports bar are part of a $70 million expansion at Jack ThistleDown Racino. The racino will hold a grand opening...

4/1/2016

article Neighbors say casino didn't bring growth to west Columbus as promised
(Ohio) -- October 8, 2012 was a historic day for west Columbus. That was the day a casino opened on what many believed would be the catalyst for new development for a...

3/25/2016

article Man can challenge constitutionally of casino gambling; Ohio Supreme Court
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Supreme Court has given the green light to a Columbiana County man to challenge an Ohio law allowing casino gambling. The lawsuit claims the...
article Ohio gaming revenue increase tops Midwest, report says
(Ohio) -- Ohio's gaming revenue increase of 13.3 percent in 2015 led all Midwestern states with commercial gaming, according to a new report. While the revenue...

3/24/2016

article Challenge to Ohio's gambling expansion scores court victory
(Ohio) -- A lawsuit challenging actions by lawmakers and Gov. John Kasich to expand Ohio’s gambling universe without a vote of the people may move forward, a...
article Challenge to Ohio's gambling expansion scores court victory
(Ohio) -- A fractured Ohio Supreme Court Thursday resurrected a challenge to the expansion of the state’s gambling universe, keeping alive a claim by a would-be...
article Ohio Supreme Court rules groups can't sue over slot machines
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Supreme Court ruled March 24 that a conservative group and others do not have standing to pursue a legal challenge to video lottery terminals and...
article Ohio’s gambling revenue boost joins national trend
(Ohio) -- Ohio gambling revenue increased 13.3 percent in 2015, the second-biggest jump in the country, helping the industry set a nationwide revenue record of $71.1...

3/18/2016

article Ohio not considering system that lets gamblers limit slots betting
(Ohio) -- Ohio is not considering new technology that allows gamblers to track and limit how much they bet on slot machines. But the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on...

3/8/2016

article Hollywood Gaming February revenue shows increase
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course saw a 20.8 percent year-over-year increase in gaming revenue from slot machines in February. The Ohio Lottery...
article Most Ohio casinos, racinos report revenue gains in February
(Ohio) -- Aided by the leap day and milder average temperatures this February than a year ago, most Ohio casinos and racinos recorded revenue gains last month. The...

3/7/2016

article Austintown racino reports strong numbers in 2016
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course recorded its best numbers since it opened in September of 2014. More than $81,000 were spent playing the slot...
article Leap year helps casinos get jump in February revenue
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casino gambling market showed it still has room to run last month, as the state’s four full-service casinos and seven racino horse tracks...
article ThistleDown Racino to close Tuesday to transition to JACK ThistleDown
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino will close at 5 a.m. Tuesday and reopen as JACK ThistleDown Racino on 9 a.m. Wednesday. The closure will allow officials to transfer the...

2/29/2016

article Casino Revenues Holding Steady
(Ohio) -- January saw Ohio’s four casinos experience a 1.1% increase in revenues over a year ago. Racino revenues were up 9.4%.

2/28/2016

article Cleveland casino renamed Jack, Dan Gilbert helps flight blight, Kasich starts competing online checkbook: Weekend Update
(Ohio) -- Ready to take a leap? Leap Day is Monday. Before you leap ahead to spring, though, take a look back at the biggest news of last week.
article Clark & Champaign counties; casino taxes flat
(Ohio) -- According to information from the Ohio Department of Taxation, (pdf) over the past two years casino revenue for Clark and Champaign counties has remained...

2/27/2016

article Casino taxes flat for Clark, Champaign counties
(Ohio) -- Casino revenue has remained relatively flat for Clark and Champaign counties over the past two years, according to information from the Ohio Department of...
article Gambling addiction sees slight increase in Ohio
(Ohio) -- More than 35,000 Ohioans were screened for problem gambling in 2015 — an increase of 10,000 over the previous year — and just over 1,000 were...

2/24/2016

article Cincinnati racino names new executive chef
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati racino Belterra Park Gaming named a new executive chef over its six restaurants.

2/23/2016

article Horseshoe Casino getting a new name: Jack
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will become Jack Cincinnati Casino under a new brand name unveiled by owner Rock Gaming on Tuesday. Rock Gaming, the gambling arm...

2/22/2016

article Horseshoe's new GM leads owner transition
(Ohio) -- Three months since taking the helm of the region's dominant casino, Chad Barnhill says he's focused on the transition of the Horseshoe Casino to full...

2/15/2016

article ThistleDown Racino to host job fair to hire 40 people
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino, which is completing a $70 million upgrade, will host a job fair Feb. 17 to hire more than 40 people for a variety of positions in food and...

2/9/2016

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino on pace for January: Casino, racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland brought in $17.3 million in revenue in January, about the same as in January 2015, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission...
article Ohio's racino revenue jumps in January while casinos' business flat
(Ohio) -- Ohio's racinos had a strong month in January, with revenue up 9 percent from a year earlier, and up 7.5 percent at Columbus' Scioto Downs.

2/5/2016

article Ohio Casino Settles Misclassification, OT Suit [sub req'd]
(Ohio) -- A putative class of casino workers and their Cincinnati employer asked an Ohio federal court on Wednesday to grant preliminary approval to a deal that would...

1/31/2016

article Best of Ohio series coming to Mahoning Valley this fall
(Ohio) -- The five richest stakes for Ohio-breds will be contested at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown in 2016. For the first time, the Best of Ohio series in...

1/23/2016

article County auditor and school treasurer give updates on casino revenue
(Ohio) -- Hocking County Auditor Ken Wilson and Logan-Hocking School District Treasurer Paul Shaw recently provided updated information outlining the income that has...

1/8/2016

article No snow in December helps drive up revenue at Columbus’ two gambling halls
(Ohio) -- Mild weather and a lively New Year’s Eve combined in December for a good hand at Columbus’ two gambling venues and across Ohio. Across Ohio,...

1/7/2016

article Casinos, racinos enjoy a winning streak
(Ohio) -- Fears of an oversaturated gambling market in Ohio may be subsiding if current trends at the state’s casinos and racinos continue into 2016. Buoyed by a...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland revenue increases 14.5 percent due to warm weather and holiday: December casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- A balmy December and holiday visitors likely led to healthy revenues at Ohio's racinos and casinos, according to figures released Thursday. The seven...
article Upbeat ending to ’15 lifts casino revenues
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos ended 2015 on a high note, with December coming in as the industry’s second best month of the year. A report released Thursday by...
article OP/ED: Cuyahoga County Council must be smarter about doling out casino taxes for economic development
(Ohio) -- In 2012, Cuyahoga County Council wisely passed an ordinance to use its share of tax revenue gleaned from casino gambling to boost economic development in...

1/5/2016

article New manager takes helm of Toledo casino
(Ohio) -- For the second time in less than a year, Penn National Gaming Inc. is bringing a new general manager to its Hollywood Casino Toledo.

1/4/2016

article Cuyahoga County's casino taxes should go to communities, say county council members
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council wants to use casino tax funds to provide grants to communities. Council members are discussing an ordinance to amend the county code to...
article Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review
(Ohio) -- Failing to tax more than $650 million worth of promotional freebies at casinos and racinos has been a direct hit to Ohio's school districts and local...

12/31/2015

article Capital News: Expect action in new year on gambling regulations
(Ohio) -- Lawmakers should continue to consider limiting the use of promotional credits at casinos and consolidating control of other gaming options. Those were the main...

12/28/2015

article Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review
(Ohio) -- A legislative panel is questioning more than $650 million in untaxed freebies that Ohio casinos and racinos have distributed since the first legalized gambling...
article Raffle machines bring in $17M amid pending lawsuit
(Ohio) -- Electronic raffle machines operated by fraternal and veterans groups have raised $17 million for Ohio charities and remain in use amid a pending lawsuit over...

12/11/2015

article Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg shrinking slot machine options
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg hit an all-time low in revenue last month after quietly taking hundreds of slot machines off line in the last 12 months.
article Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers
(Ohio) -- Enough Ohioans are struggling with problem gambling to populate a Columbus suburb. With the rest of the nation they spend more than $7 billion to support their...

12/8/2015

article Brewpub, weather boost Scioto Downs revenue by 14%
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Scioto Downs Racino jumped 14 percent in November, helped by the opening of a new restaurant and mild fall weather. The racino and horse track had...
article November casino revenue in Ohio jumped at all 4 sites
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue increased in November at all four of Ohio’s state-controlled casinos with statewide revenue totaling $64.6 million, an increase of 2.9...

12/7/2015

article Hollywood Gaming slips below $7 million mark
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway’s string of $7 million months ended in November as the racino reported just under $6.8 million in revenue. The north...
article November casino revenue in Ohio jumped at all 4 sites
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue increased in November at all four of Ohio’s state-controlled casinos with statewide revenue totaling $64.6 million, an increase of 2.9...
article Revenue up at both Scioto Downs and Hollywood Columbus
(Ohio) -- Gamblers parted with more money at Hollywood Casino Columbus and Scioto Downs Racino in November than a year ago, putting Central Ohio’s two gaming...

12/3/2015

article Ohio casino jackpots cause increase in child support collections
(Ohio) -- State child support payments bounced back to pre-recession levels after $1.8 billion was collected in the past fiscal year, the Ohio Department of Job and...

11/30/2015

article Gambling addicts get Franklin County aid
(Ohio) -- Help for problem gamblers will expand in central Ohio through an alliance between Maryhaven and the Franklin County ADAMH Board. The county Alcohol, Drug and...

11/22/2015

article Rock Gaming Raises Stakes in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Rock Gaming will soon begin operating the Horseshoe casinos in both Cleveland and Cincinnati, as well as the ThistleDown Racino in North Randall.

11/19/2015

article Las Vegas veteran to oversee Rock Gaming casino and racino in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Mark Tricano, a Las Vegas casino executive, has been named senior vice president of operations for Northeast Ohio by Rock Gaming LLC, which is taking over...
article Austintown racino horse gender mixup hearing canceled
(Ohio) -- All parties involved in a dispute over a male horse running a female race at the Austintown Racino earlier in November have waived their right to hearing,...

11/17/2015

article Ohio State files suit against casino over concert venue name
(Ohio) -- Ohio State University has filed a lawsuit in an effort to prevent a Cincinnati casino from naming its concert venue “The Shoe.” The Columbus...
article Ohio State sues Cincinnati casino over ‘Shoe’ name
(Ohio) -- “The Shoe” belongs on only one foot, at least according to a trademark case filed by Ohio State University against the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino...

11/16/2015

article Hearing scheduled for Austintown racino’s male-female horse mixup
(Ohio) -- Officials have set a hearing for Friday to discuss a Nov. 4 race in which a male horse ran in place of a female. Ohio State Racing Commissioner Mark Munroe...

11/15/2015

article Should Hamilton County spend casino cash or give it back to you?
(Ohio) -- You probably won’t have to pay as much on your property tax bill next year. But don’t get too excited.

11/12/2015

article Cuyahoga County to use casino funds for Euclid development
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council has agreed to use $4 million of its share of casino gambling proceeds for a loan to help the city of Euclid complete the second phase...

11/10/2015

article Hollywood Casino’s revenue mostly flat in October
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Hollywood Casino Columbus totaled $17.3 million in October, roughly the same as in October 2014, according to results released by the Ohio Casino...
article Casino rivals reshuffle the deck as Cincinnati gaming market matures
(Ohio) -- The market-share leader is tossing the Horseshoe brand name. The last-place rival is betting on a Christmas miracle. As Cincinnati’s gaming market...

11/9/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's October revenues tops in Ohio
(Ohio) -- For the first time in months, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland was the top revenue producer of the state's four casinos and seven racinos, outpacing Hard Rock...
article October casino revenue up from 2014
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its October 2015 casino revenue report showing statewide revenues about $3 million above those of October 2014...
article Ohio’s casinos, racinos see bump in October revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus and Scioto Downs Racino saw slight bumps in revenue during October and the state’s 11 gambling facilities collectively saw more...

11/6/2015

article Dan Gilbert's gaming company may need to develop ties in Las Vegas to keep local gamblers happy, one expert says
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert may need to expand his gambling company to Las Vegas if he expects his casinos and racino in Ohio to succeed after their affiliation with Caesar...
article ThistleDown Racino and the Horseshoe Cleveland casino are getting new names: What do you think they should be?
(Ohio) -- By next summer, ThistleDown Racino and Horseshoe Cleveland casino in their current state will be no more, with the gambling venues getting new names and...
article Male horse ran female race at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- An investigation is underway tonight at the Mahoning Valley Race Course because of a race that happened Wednesday night. The Ohio State Racing Commission...

11/4/2015

article Dan Gilbert's casinos part ways with Caesars
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will change its name and no longer be run by Caesars Entertainment as owner Dan Gilbert and Rock Gaming cut back their business...

11/3/2015

article Cleveland, Cincinnati casinos will be renamed by new owners
(Ohio) -- Two of Ohio’s four casinos will have new names and new management by the middle of next year. Rock Gaming announced that it’s taking over...
article Horseshoe Casino taps new boss
(Ohio) -- Caesars Entertainment has tapped the general manager of its Horseshoe Casino Baltimore to take the helm at the Horseshoe here in Cincinnati.
article Loss of Total Rewards program at Horseshoe Cleveland Casino upsets gamblers
(Ohio) -- Cleveland gamblers will lose access to one of the nation's largest customer-loyalty programs in mid-2016, when Caesar Entertainment's Total Rewards...
article Rock Gaming to take over Caesars Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Rock Gaming is taking over Caesars’ three Ohio casino and it will be business as usual. Starting June 2016, Rock Gaming LLC is taking over Horseshoe...

10/31/2015

article I-Team exclusive: Horseshoe Casino dealer speaks out about cheating accusations
(Ohio) -- Robert Brown, 57, is ready for trick-or-treat at his home on Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills. What he never expected on this night before All Hallows Eve,...

10/30/2015

article Live racing returns to Austintown racino today
(Ohio) -- Live horse racing returns at 12:45 p.m. today to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The race course had more interest from both horsemen and...

10/23/2015

article Mountaineer casino owner announces enhancement at Ohio facility
(Ohio) -- The company that owns Mountaineer Racetrack & Casino in Chester announced plans this week to enhance its racino in Columbus, OH. Eldorado, Inc. announced...

10/22/2015

article Ohio bet on gambling didn’t meet expectations
(Ohio) -- Gamblers stream from a parking deck across a glass bridge over Prospect Avenue to the floor of the Horseshoe Casino. After they’ve struck it big, or...
article Scioto Downs adding 118-room hotel as racino raises the stakes in Columbus' gaming market
(Ohio) -- Scioto Downs Racino will soon have a way for gamblers to stick around awhile. The south-Columbus harness-racing facility’s operator, Eldorado Resorts Inc...

10/21/2015

article Regulators not given reason for casino manager resignation
(Ohio) -- Ohio regulators learned last week that Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati general manager Kevin Kline was resigning, but weren't given a specific reason for his...

10/20/2015

article Casino tax revenue falls
(Ohio) -- Casino tax revenue to Ohio’s counties and major cities during this year’s third quarter are below those of the same quarter in 2014. When comparing...

10/19/2015

article Cincinnati casino leader to resign
(Ohio) -- The leader of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will resign in the coming weeks. John Payne, CEO of Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., said Horseshoe general...

10/15/2015

article Casino tax revenue up slightly in 3rd quarter of year
(Ohio) -- Tax revenue from Ohio’s four full-service casinos showed a slight increase in the third quarter of the year. The Ohio Department of Taxation report for...
article Man accused of taking $8k in chips from Horseshoe Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A man is accused of taking $8,000 in chips from Horseshoe Casino Monday, according to the Ohio casino control commission. Nyamekye Taylor, 38, is accused...

10/14/2015

article Casino revenue down for Allen County
(Ohio) -- Allen County Commissioners say casino revenue is down about $50,000 compared to last year and well below the amount it was promised. A report released Tuesday...
article Casino tax revenue up slightly
(Ohio) -- Tax revenue from Ohio’s four casinos showed a slight uptick in the third quarter, producing $66.6 million earmarked for cities, counties, schools and...

10/13/2015

article $10,000 in chips missing from Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino is missing $10,000 worth of chips, but it hasn't determined if they were stolen, a casino spokesperson said Tuesday.

10/8/2015

article Ohio Casino Revenue Increases 2% in September
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission posted the financial results of the state’s four casinos for September 2015. Revenue increased almost 2% year-on-year...

10/7/2015

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino's revenues down 7 percent: September casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Cleveland Casino's revenues dropped 7 percent to $15.8 million in September, marking the second worst monthly total since the casino opened in May...

9/29/2015

article Cleveland casino market leads Ohio, but trails Pittsburgh and Detroit: regional casino rankings
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Cleveland casino and the Rocksino in Northfield are among Ohio's top gambling venues, but their revenues lag far behind casinos in Detroit and...

9/27/2015

article Questions remain surrounding legality of Queen of Hearts
(Ohio) -- As Mahoning Valley residents have flocked to Barry Dyngles pub to buy tickets for their chance at finding the elusive Queen of Hearts and its $1 million-plus...

9/20/2015

article ‘The Problem Has Been Solved': Thistledown, HBPA Dispute Over
(Ohio) -- A dispute between the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and ThistleDown Racino that caused simulcasts from the track to be cut has...

9/19/2015

article Racino celebrates one year with owners lauding region
(Ohio) -- A year ago, Penn National Gaming opened the doors to its $250 million horse-racing track and slots-only casino in Austintown with much fanfare and a great deal...
article Fade To Black: Ohio HBPA Cuts ThistleDown Simulcast Signal
(Ohio) -- Claiming that ThistleDown Racino is in violation of a contract signed last year, the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has cut the...

9/18/2015

article West-side revival slow-moving 3 years after Hollywood Casino's debut
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ west side can count some wins and some losses since betting on a Hollywood Casino Columbus-led revival starting in 2012.
article Happy birthday Austintown Racino
(Ohio) -- One year ago Thursday, “Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course” on Route 46 in Austintown opened for the first time. The horse track...

9/15/2015

article Casinos and racinos contributed $3 billion to Ohio's economy in 2014, gaming association report says
(Ohio) -- Ohio's 11 casinos and racinos contributed $3 billion to the state's economy in 2014 and supported approximately 17,600 jobs, according to a study...
article The casino industry touts a big economic payoff in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A new report paid for by the gambling industry shows Ohio’s casinos and racinos are pumping billions of dollars into Ohio’s economy. Statehouse...

9/9/2015

article Horseshoe casino had a good month, Belterra's was even better
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino was the only of Ohio's four casinos to see gains in revenue during Aug. 2015, according to data released by the casino...
article Scioto Downs revenue up in August, Hollywood Casino down
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ two gambling venues offered a mixed bag in revenue results last month. Revenue at Hollywood Casino Columbus totaled $15.7 million in August,...
article VLT play falls in August at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Video lottery play dipped last month at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The Ohio Lottery Commission reported that $73,989,317 worth of...

9/8/2015

article Hollywood Casino has its worst month since January 2014
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus rolled cold in August as Ohio's weather cooperated enough for more outdoor activities. Revenue plunged 14 percent to less than $...
article Hollywood Gaming's expansion to be complete by Wednesday
(Ohio) -- New machines are available at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, coming online in recent weeks. The last of those machines, an expansion of the...
article Hard Rock Rocksino remains the top Ohio destination for gamblers: August casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park continued its dominance among Ohio casinos and racinos, generating a record $18.92 million in revenue in August. While the...
article Revenue consistent at Dayton’s racino
(Ohio) -- Dayton’s racino marked its first year in business with another $7 million month — its seventh in a row. “They seem to be settling in with a...

9/7/2015

article Editorial: Campaign might curb problem gambling
(Ohio) -- About 5 percent of Ohioans are at risk of becoming problem gamblers. That’s not a huge percentage, but big enough to ruin the lives of tens of thousands...

9/1/2015

article Holocaust survivors gamble on outing to casino, courtesy of Gilbert
(Ohio) -- Fifty-seven Holocaust survivors experienced a dramatic change of pace Aug. 19. Rather than have their weekly meeting in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, they...
article Horseshoe Casino adding rooftop bar
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is set to debut its new rooftop bar this weekend. The Terrace Rooftop Bar, a 4,000-square-foot outdoor space on the casino’s...

8/30/2015

article 1 year later, did racino meet the mark?
(Ohio) -- The Dayton racino opened its doors one year ago; while Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is pulling out all the stops for its first anniversary celebrations...

8/28/2015

article Cleveland poker dealer may be most popular in the U.S.
(Ohio) -- Could the most popular poker dealer in the country work right here at Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino? It's a good possibility. Leslie Messmer is in the...
article Racino falls short on jobs promise
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has delivered healthy revenue numbers during its first year in business, but the north Dayton racino has fallen far short of...
article Schools get another $754K from casinos
(Ohio) -- Clark and Champaign county schools will receive more than $754,000 in casino revenue this month, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation. This...
article Ohians for Responsible Gambling launch public awareness campaign urging responsible gambling
(Ohio) -- Janet Monk says she understood that her husband had problems, primarily with alcohol. But when he took his own life in November of 2014, she says was not...

8/27/2015

article Racino Celebrating One Year in Dayton
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway this weekend will celebrate a year in business. The racino has hosted more than 1.7 million visitors and given out jackpots...

8/26/2015

article Ohio coalition places bets on public campaign
(Ohio) -- On Tuesday, Janet Monk received another VIP invitation for her husband from an Indiana casino urging him to come back. But her husband will not return to...

8/23/2015

article Gambling just as much an addiction
(Ohio) -- There are many organizations dedicated to helping people kick the habit, whether that habit is tobacco, alcohol, prescription pills or other hard drugs.

8/22/2015

article Ohio launches campaign to combat problem gambling
(Ohio) -- The state is launching a new campaign targeting the 5 percent of Ohioans struggling with problem gambling. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Lottery...

8/20/2015

article Township: State reneged on racino money
(Ohio) -- When Belterra Park opened in 2014 it was promised to be a boom to Anderson Township. Trustee Russ Jackson said the racino has been great for the area. His beef...
article State launching new campaign to combat problem gambling
(Ohio) -- The state will double-down on problem gambling with a new education campaign kicking off Monday. The Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Casino Control Commission,...

8/18/2015

article Cost of policing Anderson racino has township worried
(Ohio) -- When Belterra racino opened in Anderson Township in May 2014, it had a frequent visitor: the police. Police have been called to Belterra Park Gaming &...

8/14/2015

article Casino ferry plan delayed, not sunk
(Ohio) -- Rising Star Casino's parent company's plan to re-establish ferry service between Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky has run aground – for...

8/12/2015

article Greater Cincinnati casino company grows with hotel acquisition
(Ohio) -- A Cincinnati entrepreneur is growing his gaming company with the purchase of its second property. Premier Gaming Group of Union partnered with the Virginia-...

8/10/2015

article Cincinnati casino workers file lawsuit
(Ohio) -- More than 100 past and present Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati employees have joined a lawsuit saying the company owes them pay, the Enquirer reports. The group of...
article Austintown racino has second biggest month in history
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course recorded the second biggest month of video lottery play since the gaming venue.opened last September. The Ohio...

8/9/2015

article July: Big month for Austintown VLTs
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course may be gearing up for a big year. During July, the Ohio Lottery Commission reports 78,823,064 credits played at...
article The one debate question that would stump every GOP candidate: Did you know there’s a casino next door?
(Ohio) -- As Republican presidential candidates descend upon Cleveland this week, they could be forgiven for not realizing that the casino gaming industry has blossomed...

8/8/2015

article Hollywood Casino Toledo revenues up from last year
(Ohio) -- State gaming officials said July revenues at Hollywood Casino Toledo were up 3.7 percent over last year, the largest increase among Ohio’s four casinos.
article Hollywood Casino, Grantville, slot revenue up in July
(Ohio) -- Slot machine revenues at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack were up about 3 percent last month from a year ago, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming...

8/7/2015

article Workers say casino cheated them on pay
(Ohio) -- More than 100 past and present employees at Cincinnati’s Horseshoe casino say the company owes them back wages for making them work during breaks, beyond...
article Horseshoe Cincinnati revenue down nearly $5M compared to 2014
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati was down by almost $5 million for the year compared to this time last year, according to data released by the Ohio...
article Central Ohio gambling venues saw gains in July
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ two gambling venues continue to show signs of steady revenue growth. Revenue at the Hollywood Casino Columbus totaled $18.2 million in July, up...
article Hollywood Casino Toledo focuses on gambling awareness
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Casino Toledo is wrapping up a responsible gaming awareness week Saturday with a 5K run to raise money for a local mental health and addiction...

8/5/2015

article $2 million seized from Ohio casino winners for child support
(Ohio) -- Ohio authorities say they have seized $2 million in unpaid child support from jackpot winners at the state's casinos and racinos in the past 11 months....

8/4/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland hiring part-time dealers
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is hiring 50 part-time table games dealers. The casino will provide free training. The six-week Table Games Academy begins Sept. 10...
article Rising Star Casino floats new plan for growth: Ferry rides to Rabbit Hash
(Ohio) -- An investment affiliate of Rising Star Casino has purchased a four-acre plot of riverfront land in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, apparently in pursuit of a ferry boat...

8/1/2015

article Bank rejects bid for property near Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The bank that owns property across from Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is still working to obtain a sum closer to the nearly $1 million...

7/25/2015

article Ohio Casino Tax Revenue Drops in Second Quarter
(Ohio) -- According to information released by the Ohio Department of Taxation, the state’s four casinos generated 7% less in tax revenue during the second quarter...

7/24/2015

article Casino tax revenue down in second quarter
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos produced about 7 percent less tax revenue in the second quarter of the year, funneling $64.2 million to cities, counties, schools and...

7/21/2015

article Bernie Kosar featured in video lottery machine at Hard Rock Rocksino (video)
(Ohio) -- Josie Laboy quickly lost $60 in the new Bernie Kosar gambling machine at Hard Rock Rockino Northfield Park, but she was unfazed. The Macedonia resident,...

7/19/2015

article Hollywood Gaming Hosts Job Fair
(Ohio) -- If you're looking for a full time job here in the Miami Valley head to the Hollywood Racino. Dozens turned out today for the company's job fair.
article Casino Ex-Workers, Others Charged In Cheating Scams In Ohio
(Ohio) -- Three former Cincinnati casino workers and others accused in two alleged cheating scams last year have been indicted on felony gambling charges.

7/18/2015

article Casino-tax revenue drops for Mahoning Valley governments
(Ohio) -- Casino-tax revenues reflecting gambling activity during the second quarter of this year have declined compared to those of the first quarter, according to the...
article Job seekers trying to land positions at Dayton racino
(Ohio) -- Dozens of people were looking to land a job Saturday at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. The racino held a job fair looking to fill more than 80 full-time,...
article Austintown racino to add 75 video slot machines
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course opened its doors for the first time to gamblers in Austintown 10 months ago to the day on Friday.

7/17/2015

article Casinos charged 42 percent more people with crimes in last fiscal year
(Ohio) -- More people trespassed and cheated in Ohio's four casinos in the past year, according to annual criminal statistics released this week by the Ohio Casino...

7/15/2015

article Hollywood Casino boosts development on Columbus’ West Side
(Ohio) -- The glitzy opening of Hollywood Casino Columbus in 2012 came with plenty of talk about the positive impact the $400 million gaming palace off West Broad Street...

7/8/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland guests lucky, especially at the tables: June casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's gamblers hit the jackpot so often in June that the casino reported its lowest monthly revenue total since opening in May 2012...

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