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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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9/18/2014

article No action on casino; competing facility now open in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Even though the racetrack and casino complex proposed for Lawrence County is still at least three weeks from potential approval and a competing gambling...
article Ohio’s last racino opens its doors in Austintown
(Ohio) -- Sandy and Betsy Whitt could have gone anywhere to celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary. The Akron couple decided to spend it at the grand opening Wednesday...

9/17/2014

article Austintown's Hollywood racino off to a good start
(Ohio) -- It really is all about the money. Penn National Gaming looks to its recently opened Dayton facility when discussing what’s to come at the new Hollywood...
article RACINO OPENS | Full house
(Ohio) -- Not a seat seemed to be left in the racino after the doors opened at 11:30 a.m. today. Music played, jingles from machines went on -- and the constant flow of...

9/16/2014

article Ohio casino gambling: Has it met your expectations?
(Ohio) -- Based on projections for jobs and revenue, the casinos in Ohio are not up to par. But the gaming houses have kept gambling revenue that used to flow across the...
article Racino offers the Valley its first legal gambling machine mecca
(Ohio) -- The gambling options that will be available at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course have been popular in the Valley for decades, but this is the...

9/15/2014

article Ohio casino job count falls short
(Ohio) -- Almost five years after Ohio voters legalized casinos, the state’s burgeoning gambling industry has struggled to create the 17,000 jobs promised during...
article Ohio casinos bet on preshuffled cards to save time
(Ohio) -- Opening a section of blackjack tables at one of Ohio’s four casinos is a long, labor-intensive process, as dealers spread out and carefully inspect all...
article Hollywood Gaming will boost fortunes of nearby hotels, operators hope
(Ohio) -- Employees at the Comfort Inn off state Route 46 have been waiting two years for the opening of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. “At this...
article Hamilton woman wins truck, $100k in same week at racino
(Ohio) -- A Hamilton woman hit the jackpot twice in one week at a racino in Monroe. Miami Valley Gaming said that on Labor Day, Kimberly Gabbard won one of two 2014 Ford...

9/14/2014

article Ohio’s newest, last racino to open Wednesday
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will open with a boom this week — actually two booms. Former world lightweight boxing champ Ray...
article Will Horseshoe Casino Cleveland play all its cards?
(Ohio) -- Brandt Evans, the owner of Pura Vida on Public Square, wishes more gamblers would walk across Ontario Street from the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland in the Higbee...
article Grand opening of ‘The Racino’ puts Penn National in spotlight
(Ohio) -- Just as General Motors CO. is a leader in the auto industry, and Vallourec is blazing a trail in the steel pipe-making industry, Penn National Gaming is in the...

9/13/2014

article How Dan Gilbert and allied casino interests snookered Cleveland -- and Ohioans: Brent Larkin
(Ohio) -- LeBron James took his talents back to Cleveland in spite of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, not because of him. There’s too much history between them for...
article On the right track?
(Ohio) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. is horsing around – in a manner of speaking. As the operator of the new $250 million Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race...

9/12/2014

article 'Dice Park' fiasco holds lessons about rising expectations for civic design in Cleveland: Commentary
(Ohio) -- The brief life and rapid death last week of the Horseshoe Casino's concept for the so-called "Dice Park" in downtown Cleveland may have set a...

9/10/2014

article Fourth gambling venue in Northeast Ohio - a racino near Youngstown - opens next week
(Ohio) -- Northeast Ohio's fourth gambling venue, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, is receiving its final touches as it prepares to open on Wednesday...
article Dayton racino enjoys strong opening weekend
(Ohio) -- Dayton’s new racino posted big numbers for its opening weekend, recording nearly $1.9 million in net winnings during the four days it was open for...

9/9/2014

article Racino accidentally gave out free money
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming inadvertently paid out an undisclosed amount of free play this past weekend. At one minute after midnight last Friday, a free promotion...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's August revenue is best since March and other casinos and racinos do fairly well
(Ohio) -- Casino and racino revenue in Ohio appears to be holding relatively steady, although Horseshoe Cleveland Casino had a good month in August. Revenue fluctuations...

9/8/2014

article New Racino Coding Error Leads to Dozens Winning Thousands of Dollars
(Ohio) -- Lady luck was on the side of dozens of people who were gambling at the brand new Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. Turns out a technical glitch had dozens of...

9/7/2014

article Officials: Tax raises helped Marion out of deficit
(Ohio) -- Marion County governments avoided budget deficits by raising taxes or eliminating jobs after local government funding was cut last biennium.

9/6/2014

article Ohio still waits for casino promises to come true
(Ohio) -- Proponents said there would be more jobs and tax revenue. Opponents warned of more crime and addiction. But were they right? During a fierce statewide campaign...

9/5/2014

article Horseshoe Casino's controversial 'dice park' proposal is withdrawn from Cleveland planning agenda
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland City Planning Commission won't be voting Friday on the controversial proposal by the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to build a gambling-themed...
article Austintown panel recommends zone change near racino
(Ohio) -- Austintown Zoning Commission has sent a recommendation to the Austintown trustees for final approval to rezone four parcels of land from residential to...
article Racino opening brings development speculation
(Ohio) -- From the main entrance of the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, "For Sale" signs are visible everywhere. Moon Park owns a plaza on 3.2...
article Local company making racino signs
(Ohio) -- An Austintown company is manufacturing the outdoor signs for the racino that will open in less than two weeks. Thursday morning, McHenry Industries showed off...

9/4/2014

article OP/ED: Is tacky 'dice park' the best that Horseshoe Casino Cleveland can offer?
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland wants the Cleveland City Planning Commission to approve its design for a small gambling-themed park featuring artificial grass,...

9/3/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland owner plans park, gaming-themed sculpture on Stanley Block site
(Ohio) -- The owner of downtown Cleveland's casino plans to spruce up a barren bit of land on Ontario Street with a small park and gambling-themed artwork. Documents...
article Austintown racino preparing to welcome gamblers
(Ohio) -- Workers are putting the finishing touches on the $250-million Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, which is scheduled to open its...
article The Horseshoe Casino Wants to Put a Gambling-Themed Sculpture Where the Stanley Block Building Once Stood
(Ohio) -- In a city that cherishes its art, one historic plot of land will bear a new addition to the cultural landscape if the Horseshoe Casino has its way. And it...

9/2/2014

article Ohio casinos' revenue promises haven't panned out
(Ohio) -- Proponents said there would be more jobs and tax revenue. Opponents warned of more crime and addiction. But were they right?

9/1/2014

article Ohio casinos’ revenue promises haven’t panned out
(Ohio) -- Proponents said there would be more jobs and tax revenue. Opponents warned of more crime and addiction. But were they right?

8/31/2014

article Will Ohio casinos ‘cannibalize each other’?
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s headlong jump into casino gambling is setting off alarms almost as loud as the wild sounds that erupt when gamblers hit a slot-machine jackpot.
article Wagering on horses has slowed considerably over 15 years
(Ohio) -- Sam Corona was staying at Fort Meade in Maryland after being drafted in 1943 during World War II. For that night, the soldiers could board one of two USO buses...

8/30/2014

article Short takes on Natalie Tennant, casinos, Gus Douglass, militarization and Yeager Airport
(Ohio) -- The refusal of the state Elections Commission, which includes Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, to allow Republicans to replace Delegate Suzette Raines on...

8/29/2014

article Dayton Raceway: See who's following the money
(Ohio) -- Behind the scenes at the new Dayton Raceway there is a small army of state regulators with a mission to make sure the gambling machines there are fair and...
article Should We Expect a Spike in Gambling Addiction With New Racino Open?
(Ohio) -- Do you steal money to gamble, do you lie about gambling, do you think about gambling constantly? If any of these things describe you, you could be addicted to...

8/28/2014

article Dayton racino open for business
(Ohio) -- A new racino opened its doors for the first time to the public Thursday. Lines of anxious gamblers waited to be the among the first to try their luck.
article Miami Valley reacts to new racino
(Ohio) -- A sight to see and to hear at Miami Valley’s first racino, Hollywood Gaming at the Dayton Racetrack, according to patrons.

8/27/2014

article ThistleDown Racino is raising purses by 5%
(Ohio) -- Revenue from the addition of Video Lottery Terminals is helping to push up purses at ThistleDown Racino in North Randall.

8/25/2014

article Dayton racino opens Thursday
(Ohio) -- Six years after Delphi shuttered its facility at the corner of Needmore and Wagner Ford roads, the property is making a comeback as gambling and glitz replace...
article Ohio's sixth racino to open this week in Dayton
(Iowa) -- Ohio's newest racino is ready to open in Dayton. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway will open for business Thursday, becoming the sixth racino in the state...

8/21/2014

article 2 More Racinos To Open In Ohio, Adding To Gambling Options
(Ohio) -- Two more racinos opening this fall will add to the many legal gambling options available in Ohio - but officials say illegal gambling still is a big problem.
article Horseshoe Casino parent to pay $200,000 fine over failure to disclose financing details
(Ohio) -- The parent company of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will pay a $200,000 fine for failing to disclose details related to a financing transaction last fall.
article Development of commercial property around racino could take some time
(Ohio) -- But some of those signs are familiar to motorists because they’ve been there for years. Darren Crivelli, Austintown Township zoning inspector, said,...

8/20/2014

article Illegal gambling still a problem despite legal options
(Ohio) -- Despite a multitude of legal gambling available, including four casinos, five racinos and lottery games, Ohioans continue finding places to gamble illegally.
article Dayton, Mahoning Valley ready to open racinos, live horse racing to follow -- Horse Racing Insider
(Ohio) -- The full Ohio complement of seven horse racing tracks and racinos will soon be complete throughout the state. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway will open its...

8/19/2014

article GM of Dayton racino talks gearing up for opening
(Ohio) -- Dayton’s newest racino is on the cusp of opening, and its general manager is thinking big. The Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, which opens Aug. 28...

8/12/2014

article State seizes gambling machines at Smith Township business
(Ohio) -- Investigators with the state Attorney General’s office have seized 54 gambling machines from a 22184 Harrisburg-Westville Road business in Smith Township...

8/11/2014

article Ohio's seventh and final racino, near Youngstown, to open in September
(Ohio) -- Ohio's seventh racino, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, about 60 miles southeast of Cleveland, will open on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The $250...
article Warren County racino rakes in $10.9M in July
(Ohio) -- Business is heating up for Miami Valley Gaming this summer. The racino near Interstate 75 in Warren County saw a strong July, bringing in $10.9 million in net...

8/10/2014

article Ohio Casino Revenue Increases From June to July
(Ohio) -- A monthly update shows Ohio's casino revenue increased nearly 7 percent in July compared with the previous month but fell short of the totals from a year...

8/9/2014

article Ohio’s Latest Casino Numbers: A Case for Online Gambling?
(Ohio) -- Ohio recently posted numbers for its casino industry, showing once again that revenues are on a downward spiral. Authorities say that the numbers are...

8/7/2014

article Casino and racino revenues rebounded in July
(Ohio) -- Casino and racino revenues rebounded in July after a slump in June, but it may not be until late 2015 when any conclusions can be drawn on how the operations...
article Gambling revenue numbers mixed in July in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino continued to put up strong numbers in July, bringing in $15.7 million in revenue after all bets were paid. The number from video lottery...
article July revenue up at Columbus’ casino, racino
(Ohio) -- Central Ohio’s two gambling venues reported higher revenue in July when compared with the previous year. Revenue at the Scioto Downs racino rose to $11.8...
article Ohio casinos hold on, despite racino surge
(Ohio) -- Ohio gambling outlets reported combined July gambling revenues of $121.4 million – up 28.3 percent from the same month a year ago, according to Ohio...
article Champaign fair to build $200K stable to lure rebounding horse racing
(Ohio) -- Champaign County Fair officials plan to build a roughly $200,000 stable near the fairgrounds race track to capitalize on the recovery of harness racing in Ohio...

8/6/2014

article Ohio's 11th racino/casino sets opening date
(Ohio) -- The opening date has been set for Ohio’s 11 th and final gambling venue: Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will open Sept. 17, pending...
article Austintown racino spokesman: 'Time to start thinking of this project as done'
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course officially opens its doors Sept. 17. Penn National, parent company of Hollywood Gaming, made the announcement...

8/5/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland hiring 130 part-time table dealers
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland announced Tuesday that the company will be hiring 130 part-time table dealers. For those interested in the open positions, a...

8/4/2014

article Racino to open next month
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will open in September, but an exact date has yet to be set. Bob Tenenbaum, spokesman for Penn National, said...

7/29/2014

article Village income tax receipts double, thanks to Racino
(Ohio) -- Thanks to the addition of the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park, the village has seen income tax revenue double this year. According to Village Finance...

7/28/2014

article Ohio Casino Tax Revenue Falls Short Of Projections
(Ohio) -- When voters went to the polls to approve or reject casino gambling four years ago, they did so with the expectation of a rich new source of revenue for the...

7/26/2014

article State racing panel responsible for adequate supply of horses
(Ohio) -- To horsemen and others familiar with the horse-racing industry, Sunday’s front-page in-depth stories about the declining number of race horses nationally...

7/25/2014

article Hollywood Casino launches 12-day ‘Poker Challenge’
(Ohio) -- In a windowless office below the gaming floor of Toledo’s Hollywood Casino, poker room manager Ken Lambert Jr. was keen to talk up his latest and most...
article State racing panel responsible for adequate supply of horses
(Ohio) -- To horsemen and others familiar with the horse-racing industry, Sunday’s front-page in-depth stories about the declining number of race horses nationally...

7/22/2014

article Ohio's casinos and racinos employed more than 7,000 in 2013, association says
(Ohio) -- Ohio's eight casinos and racinos employed 7,168 full-time workers and paid its employees $225 million in wages, benefits and tips in 2013, according to...

7/21/2014

article As Valley racino prepares to open, race horses continue decline
(Ohio) -- James Gagliano, Jockey Club president and CEO, wants to know: “Where have all the horses gone?” “The foal [young horse] crop has dropped from...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati expands
(Ohio) -- Construction has begun on the foundation for an 8,700-square-foot expansion to the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati’s Pendleton neighborhood. The project...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati plans outdoor expansion catering to smokers
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati has started construction of an outdoor covered patio that will give include a bar and give smokers a nicer place to take a break...
article GM looks to combat decreasing revenue
(Ohio) -- The new general manager of the Clinton Wild Rose Casino and Resort hopes to utilize programs and giveaways to counteract decreasing revenue. During the Clinton...

7/20/2014

article As Valley racino prepares to open, race horses continue decline
(Ohio) -- James Gagliano, Jockey Club president and CEO, wants to know: “Where have all the horses gone?” “The foal [young horse] crop has dropped from...

7/18/2014

article Racino posting another 100 jobs
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has posted an additional 100 job openings as the racino prepares for its opening early this fall.

7/17/2014

article Gambling addiction in Ohio
(Ohio) -- After years of challenges and debate, Ohio finally joined all of it's neighboring states in allowing casino style gambling. And with the newest casino and...
article Our Opinion: Don't put your faith in jackpots
(Ohio) -- It’s not that Donald Trump has never failed at anything before. But the imminent closing of his casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is another...

7/12/2014

article Ohio casino tax revenue short of predictions
(Ohio) -- Ohio's casino tax revenue over the past year fell short of what state officials had predicted. The state's four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax...
article Rhodes: Tax overhaul a war on local services
(Ohio) -- The state of Ohio’s war on local governments continues. At least six major changes by Gov. John Kasich’s administration and the Ohio Legislature in...

7/11/2014

article Casino payouts to Valley up slightly this year
(Ohio) -- Quarterly casino-tax revenues for Ohio’s counties and eight major cities, including Youngstown, have risen slightly after three consecutive quarters of...
article No jackpot for local governments as casino tax revenue disappoints
(Ohio) -- The annual revenue for Ohio's four casinos is significantly lower than originally estimated when they were proposed, providing less money than expected for...

7/10/2014

article Ohio to hand out $68 million in casino taxes this month
(Ohio) -- Ohio counties, cities, schools and other entities will split more than $68 million in casino taxes collected from April through June. The Ohio Department of...
article Which local gambling hall has the loosest slots?
(Ohio) -- Gamblers have the best odds of winning at Greater Cincinnati slot machines if they play at Miami Valley Gaming. The Turtlecreek Township racino paid 92 percent...

7/9/2014

article Hollywood Casino receipts down 5 of 6 months in 2014
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus has posted only one revenue increase in the first six months of 2014, but says it’s still too early in the gambling game in...

7/8/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Operators Dismiss Decline In June Revenues
(Ohio) -- Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino continues to show a decline in revenues. New June figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show a 12-percent decrease...
article Revenue down at Ohio's casinos, racinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos continue to experience ups and down as the state ramps up to 11 gambling venues by the end of the year.

7/7/2014

article Gambling dispute splits up Kasich, veterans
(Ohio) -- A coalition of veterans and fraternal groups upset over the state’s handling of their electronic raffle machines are attempting to use it as a political...
article Casinos and racinos suffer summer doldrums as revenues drop in June
(Ohio) -- The summer doldrums have arrived at casinos and racinos in Ohio, and whether low revenues can be blamed on warm weather and lure of outdoor activities may not...
article Ohio gamblers spend $695.3M in first half of 2014
(Ohio) -- Ohio gamblers spent $695.3 million at casinos and racinos during the first half of 2014 – including $171.6 million in Greater Cincinnati.
article Report shows June revenues at Ohio casinos almost as low as those in bitter cold months
(Ohio) -- Ohio's casinos and racinos took a statewide hit in June following a slight recovery in May. May’s biggest casino earner, Hollywood Casino Columbus,...

7/2/2014

article Gambling interests want Ohio slots case dismissed
(Ohio) -- A coalition of gambling interests is citing a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision involving Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) privatized job-creation...
article Survey aimed at helping problem gamblers
(Ohio) -- Two years after Ohio’s first casino opened, the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clermont County is surveying local residents in hopes of helping them...

6/30/2014

article Hollywood racino in Dayton will open Aug. 28
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood racino in Dayton will open Aug. 28, pending regulatory approvals, developers said Monday.
article Video lottery terminals begin arriving at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The first batch of what will be 850 video lottery terminals have arrived at the thoroughbred horse race track and slot machine venue scheduled to open in...

6/29/2014

article Ohio's racinos could soon earn more than casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio's racinos are on track to make more money than the state's four casinos. The state's casinos reported $71.2 million in revenue in May while...

6/26/2014

article Ohio Racinos on Pace to Earn More Than State's Casinos
(Ohio) -- According to a new report from the Dayton Daily News, Ohio's racinos are on pace to make more money than the state's four casinos and already earn more...
article Ohio’s racinos could soon earn more than casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s racinos are on track to make more money than the state’s four casinos. The state’s casinos reported $71.2 million in revenue in May...
article Racinos gain ground on Ohio's casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s racinos, which feature horse racing and slot machines, are on track to surpass the state’s casinos in monthly revenue sometime this fall.
article North Dayton Racino Says It Will Encourage “Responsible Gaming”
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Gaming racino in north Dayton is getting closer to its opening day. Parent company Penn National spent around $6 million on cleanup of the old...

6/25/2014

article Your first look inside Dayton’s racino
(Ohio) -- We’re getting our first look inside the new Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. The racino is under construction in the 2500 block of Needmore Road....
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to hire up to 130 part-time table games dealers
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland announced today it will hire up to 130 part-time table games dealers to staff additional open table games.
article Thoroughbred racing returns to Hazel Park after 30 years: Horse Racing Insider
(Ohio) -- The thoroughbreds are returning to Hazel Park after an absence of 30 years, giving ThistleDown Racino horsemen another racing option.

6/19/2014

article 2nd job fair for Austintown racino is Wednesday in Youngstown
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown will have its second job fair for applicants for positions at the facility from noon to 8 p.m....
article Butler Co. official: Expect less casino money
(Ohio) -- Butler County officials won't be counting on as much casino revenue to run the county in 2015. They should expect to receive about $700,000 less next year...

6/17/2014

article Hollywood Casino Toledo faces $4,000 fine
(Ohio) -- At least four slot machines operated by Hollywood Casino Toledo were not sealed or verified by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, a violation for which the...
article State proposes fine against Toledo casino over procedural violation involving slot machines
(Ohio) -- Ohio's casino commission says operators of the Hollywood Casino Toledo are facing a $4,000 fine over a procedural violation involving four slot machines.
article Warren job workshop set tonight for Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The Trumbull Community Action Program is hosting a job application workshop tonight for people interested in working at the Austintown racino.
article Harness Racing continues upswing in county
(Ohio) -- The opening of the Scioto Downs racino and other such facilities in the state has provided a financial shot-in-the-arm for harness racing in Ohio. The Pickaway...

6/14/2014

article 500 Jobs Open at Dayton Racino Hiring Event
(Ohio) -- Job seekers; 500 new positions will be up for grabs in Dayton starting Monday June 16. Hollywood Gaming at the Dayton Racino is holding a hiring event at the...

6/11/2014

article Thistledown is staying put, turning down a move to Akron-Canton
(Ohio) -- Northeast Ohio Ceasar’s Entertainment had the state’s OK to move the track to the Akron-Canton area, giving it some breathing room between another...
article ThistleDown Racino staying put; relocation to Akron-Canton area nixed
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino is staying put. Rock Ohio Caesars, a joint venture of Rock Gaming and Caesars Entertainment, announced Wednesday that the gambling parlor...
article ThistleDown to stay in Cuyahoga County
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino will remain in Cuyahoga County, its owner, Rock Ohio Caesars announced Wednesday. Today was the deadline to let the Ohio State Racing...

6/9/2014

article As ThistleDown moving decision deadline looms, May revenue numbers released
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino posted its biggest single month since opening in December taking in $16.1 million after all bets were paid in May, which was up $1.4 million...
article Belterra Park reaps $5.7M in first month
(Ohio) -- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center reaped $5.7 million in gambling revenue during its first month of operations, regulators reported Monday.
article Hollywood Casino, Scioto Downs racino both posted gains in May
(Ohio) -- Revenue was up at Hollywood Casino Columbus and Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack in May compared with the same month a year ago, as the area’s two...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati remains most profitable gaming destination in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Recent revenue numbers show that increased local competition for gambling dollars has not hurt the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati's standing as the most...
article Revenue increases at Ohio's 4 casinos from April to May but drops for 2 compared with year ago
(Ohio) -- New figures show revenue rose slightly at Ohio's four voter-approved casinos in May compared with the previous month. The Ohio Casino Control Commission...
article Revenue numbers jump at Ohio casinos, but some are off last year's pace
(Ohio) -- May's warm weather did well for the state's gaming venues, as revenues jumped upward last month compared to April with its cold and rain.

5/30/2014

article Austintown racino job seekers must apply online
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at the Mahoning Valley Race Course will host two job fairs for potential employees.
article Penn National announces job fair for Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- If you're looking for a job at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, now is the time to apply.

5/29/2014

article 1 year into construction, Horseshoe Casino is rolling out the carpet on pace for late-summer opening
(Ohio) -- The $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore can’t open soon enough for Chad Barnhill. One year after construction started on the 335,000-square-foot...
article Racino plans to hire 400
(Ohio) -- Penn National Gaming announced on Thursday its plans to hire employees for the racino in Austintown.

5/27/2014

article Hollywood Gaming to have news conference on job recruitment
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will have a news conference on Thursday on the Austintown racino’s recruitment and hiring process.

5/26/2014

article Hollywood Casino seeks applicants in job fair
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Casino in Toledo is hosting a job fair Tuesday to fill open positions in its Food & Beverage department.

5/25/2014

article Area bingos holding on as racinos open up
(Ohio) -- Six months after the Miami Valley Gaming opened up its racino, the new gambling venue is reportedly having an impact on at least one Middletown bingo game that...

5/24/2014

article Lawmakers OK crackdown on 'skill games'
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers want to hand authority to casino regulators to crack down on operators of slot-machine-like “skill games” who illegally award cash...

5/17/2014

article Construction remains on track at racino
(Ohio) -- A water tower is among the many new structures motorists can see from the road as construction remains on schedule at the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning...

5/13/2014

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino to add electronic table games and sports bar this fall
(Ohio) -- A large sports bar with about 42 electronic table games is expected to open in the Horseshoe Cleveland Casino in time for the Cleveland Browns season opener.

5/12/2014

article Editorial: Let the kids cash in
(Ohio) -- A proposal that would allow the state of Ohio to seize casino winnings to pay back child support is based on common sense and fairness.
article Gov. Dayton weighs in on marijuana, online lotto
(Minnesota) -- In the back and forth over medical marijuana at the State Capitol, Governor Dayton said Monday he's willing to sign a medical marijuana bill if it can...

5/11/2014

article LETTER: Scioto Downs is area’s last hope for horse racing
(Ohio) -- Last Sunday saw the end of Beulah Park, ending 91 years of horse racing while leaving Scioto Downs as the last horse-racing facility in central Ohio. The track...

5/9/2014

article April an unlucky month for casino profits
(Ohio) -- The month of April was a bad month for Ohio casinos. Monthly revenue at Hollywood Casino Toledo plummeted to $16.1 million in April, a drop of more than $1...

5/8/2014

article Ohio Casinos Take A Dive In April
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its gambling figures for April, revealing the state’s four casinos generated $69 million in revenues,...

5/7/2014

article April revenue numbers slip from March at Horseshoe, ThistleDown and Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- March weather may have extended into April this year but the numbers at Northeast Ohio’s three gambling facilities did not.
article Casino and racino revenue declined in April, reports show
(Ohio) -- Fewer gamblers trekked to Ohio’s casinos and racinos in April following a surge in March, state records released today show.
article Ohio may seize gambling winnings for child support
(Ohio) -- A provision in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-sik's) budget bill would allow the state to seize the casino and racino winnings of deadbeat parents...
article Ohio’s 4 Casinos See Revenue Decrease During April
(Ohio) -- Revenue figures show profits at Ohio’s four casinos took a dip in April. The numbers released Wednesday show April revenues for each casino were down...
article Gambling revenue down last month in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue fell last month at casinos and racinos throughout Ohio. The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Wednesday that revenue at the state’...
article Casino jackpots in Ohio might be seized for child support
(Ohio) -- Deadbeat parents who win big at Ohio casinos and racinos might not keep all their winnings. Tucked into Gov. John Kasich’s off-year state budget is a...

5/6/2014

article Austintown racino hires seven managers
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course announced seven management hires Tuesday.

5/5/2014

article Hundreds come out for Horseshoe Casino hiring event
(Maryland) -- Caesars Entertainment is hoping to strike it rich when it opens its Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore in late summer, but before the 335,000-square-...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's second phase will likely occur but what it will offer is still a question
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will likely expand but its long-awaited second phase may include more restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues than slots...

5/2/2014

article Belterra Park opens: 5 things to know
(Ohio) -- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center opened for business Thursday night expecting 20,000 visitors this weekend as gamblers place bets for the...
article Beulah Park Shuts Down After 91 Years Of Horseracing
(Ohio) -- Tomorrow marks the end of an era in Ohio gambling history. After 91 years of thoroughbred horseracing, Grove City’s Beulah Park shuts its gates. Even...
article Cincinnati racino opens, one in Dayton hiring
(Ohio) -- Ohio's latest racino is opening at a horse racing track near Cincinnati, while one planning an October opening in Dayton is hiring.

5/1/2014

article Belterra Park opens to a full house
(Ohio) -- Last March it was Horseshoe, then in December it was Miami Valley Gaming. Now, the tri-state opens another gambling facility. This one is in a pretty familiar...
article Dayton Racino to Hire 500 Employees
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway Career Ccenter is officially open now! The new facility will work to recruit and train up to 500 employees for the...

4/30/2014

article Belterra Park racino opens Thursday in Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, Ohio’s fifth racino, will open Thursday at the site of the former River Downs Racetrack, southeast of...
article FOX19 Investigates: Children left alone in casino lots
(Ohio) -- A child left alone in a car for hours. FOX19 Investigates has found reports of adults who left unattended children in local casino garages, then went inside to...

4/26/2014

article Ohio horse track to reopen with new name, racino
(Ohio) -- A horse racetrack set to reopen this week near Cincinnati as a racino with a new name and a new look is expected to employ about 700 workers.
article Belterra Park transforming Kellogg Ave. into entertainment destination
(Ohio) -- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center opens next week with 1,500 video slot games, 700 new workers and high hopes of transforming Kellogg Avenue into...

4/20/2014

article Rocksino Keeps Gaming Dollars in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- When Rocksino President Jon Lucas moved from Mississippi to Northeast Ohio to open the gaming and music venue, he anticipated a challenge: opening a brand new...

4/19/2014

article Casino-tax revenue falls again
(Ohio) -- Casino-tax revenues for Ohio’s counties and eight major cities, including Youngstown, have fallen for the third-consecutive quarter, and some local...

4/17/2014

article Methodist bishop does about-face on West Side casino
(Ohio) -- A United Methodist bishop who opposed Hollywood Casino Columbus is now embracing it as a community partner that contributes jobs, volunteers and funding for...

4/16/2014

article ThistleDown purses up markedly; Ohio Derby worth $300K
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown opens a 122-day meet Friday with larger purses and larger fields. It is the second racing season that the North Randall, Ohio, track has operated...

4/15/2014

article Ohio casino operator says revenue will see big jump
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos haven’t come close to the initial revenue estimates, but the CEO of Penn National Gaming Inc. said it’s only a...

4/14/2014

article Adult Skill Gamerooms Emerge In Ohio, Which Mulls New Amusement Regulations
(Ohio) -- They're the same types of games found in arcades and location-based entertainment centers. Adult gamerooms specializing in skill equipment like skee-ball...

4/13/2014

article Penn National CEO still confident about casino revenue
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos haven’t come close to the initial revenue estimates, but the CEO of Penn National Gaming believes it’s only a...

4/12/2014

article Local casino revenues continue to decline
(Ohio) -- Clark and Champaign counties continue to see a drop in casino revenue. According to county-by-county quarterly casino revenue distribution figures released...
article Ohio’s four casinos see revenues spike in March
(Ohio) -- Revenue figures show March was a good month for Ohio’s four casinos. The numbers released Monday show each casino had a significant increase from...

4/11/2014

article Ohio Casino Revenues Slip as Arrests Made in Illegal Busts
(Ohio) -- In the same week that Ohio’s new legal casinos reported a slip in revenues, three people have been charged for operating an illegal casino in the state.

4/9/2014

article Ohio casino tax money drops $2.4M in last quarter
(Ohio) -- Tax money coming from Ohio’s four casinos keeps shrinking. The tax revenue from casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo dropped for the...
article State’s casino revenues up for month of March
(Ohio) -- The numbers released Monday show each casino had a significant increase from February. The bump mirrors a similar boost in casino revenues last March following...

4/8/2014

article Casino revenue rose in March, but little changed from year ago
(Ohio) -- Revenue was up substantially at all eight of Ohio’s casinos and racinos in March, compared with the February totals, but was about the same at central...
article Gambling market grows in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- More people are gambling in Northeast Ohio now than a year ago. A lot more. Horseshoe Casino Cleveland reported revenue of $24 million in March 2013, the last...
article Hollywood Casino grabs $17.4M revenue in March
(Ohio) -- Monthly revenue at Hollywood Casino Toledo rebounded in March to the highest tally in a year. The casino pulled in about $17.4 million in adjusted gross...
article Two Ohio tracks reach VLT revenue agreements with horsemen
(Ohio) -- Horsemen will receive approximately 10.6 percent of the net revenue from casinos at two racetracks in Ohio under the 10-year agreements that were recently...

4/7/2014

article Casino revenue rose in March, but little changed from year ago
(Ohio) -- Revenue was up substantially at all eight of Ohio’s casinos and racinos in March, compared with the February totals, but was about the same at central...
article Ohio casino revenues slip 5.6%
(Ohio) -- Gamblers spent $20.2 million at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnatiin March – down 4 percent from March last year, the casino’s debut month.
article Ohio Casinos Saw Large Revenue Increases in March
(Ohio) -- Revenue figures released on Monday indicate that the month of March was a good one for Ohio's four casinos, showing that each casino had a significant...
article State's gaming venues see their profits thaw out after winter's harsh chill
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s gambling venues saw their revenues thaw out last month after a disastrous winter that kept gamblers inside and profits in line with temperatures:...
article Two Ohio Tracks to Get 10.5% of VLT Revenue
(Ohio) -- Two Ohio racetracks will pay 10.5% of video lottery terminal revenue to purses, an official with the state's racing and breeding programs said April 5.

4/3/2014

article Casino Cleveland: Hard Rock Rocksino, Horseshoe and Thistledown up the bet on entertainment to compete for party dollar
(Ohio) -- Her choices were slim and none. Especially on a Monday. For so long, the closest thing she could get to dancing would be sitting on a couch and waiting for...

3/26/2014

article Austintown racino’s construction on track
(Ohio) -- Construction of the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course on state Route 46 just off Interstate 80 remains on track, even though outside work had to...

3/25/2014

article Counting on casino revenue? Local governments told it’s risky
(Ohio) -- State budget officials are warning county and school leaders to hedge their bets in spending casino-tax revenue because the money might not be there.

3/23/2014

article County Executive: Finances improving but tax increase may be needed
(Ohio) -- County Executive Russ Pry said that he would not rule out an attempt to increase the county sales tax in his annual state of the County address on Friday,...
article College students to benefit from casino gambling
(Ohio) -- Casino gambling is about to pay off for some area college students. About 2,500 students statewide will get paid internships and co-ops through a program...
article Internship programs boosted by Ohio casino fees
(Ohio) -- About 2,500 college students will get paid internships and co-ops at Ohio businesses through a program funded by $11 million from state casino license fees.

3/21/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati boosts local economy in first year
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe is celebrating a successful first year as Cincinnati’s “hometown casino” with month-long promotions and a continued commitment to...

3/18/2014

article More people ban themselves at Ohio gambling sites
(Ohio) -- The lists of people banning themselves from Ohio's casinos and racinos have grown as the state's gambling industry expands.

3/17/2014

article Number of gamblers seeking to avoid temptation spikes in Ohio
(Ohio) -- The number of people who ban themselves from Ohio gambling venues has spiked as the awareness of problem gambling has increased and accessibility to new sites...

3/15/2014

article Legal Gambling to Be Expanded In Ohio With New Gambling Machines
(Ohio) -- It is clear that legal gambling is expanding in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Lottery Commission will be placing hundreds of gambling machines at fraternal...

3/14/2014

article Casino’s new poker boss bringing fresh outlook to table
(Ohio) -- It is said that if you stand in New York’s Times Square long enough you will meet everyone you have ever known. It could also be said that if you sit in...

3/13/2014

article Ohio Casinos Fall $1 Billion Short of Year One Projections
(Ohio) -- There could be some cause for alarm in the Buckeye State: Ohio casinos have generated far less revenue than initially estimated during their first full year of...

3/11/2014

article Dayton-area racino sees uptick in February
(Ohio) -- The Dayton area's first racino had a better month in February, according to numbers released by the state of Ohio.
article Ohio falls short of expected gambling revenue in first year
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has reported that the state generated significantly less revenue than expected during the 12 months to March 4, 2014, in...
article Northfield Park race track says business up 20 percent with influx of Hard Rock Rocksino cash
(Ohio) -- With millions of dollars being wagered at the Hard Rock racino next door, Northfield Park has increased purses and is seeing increased revenue. Track officials...

3/10/2014

article Agreement reached over horse stalls at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The operator of a new racino in Austintown has reached an agreement with the horse racing industry over the number of horse stalls to be built at the track,...
article Horsemen ink deal with racino
(Ohio) -- A deal signed Monday morning by the owners of the new Austintown race course and the horsemen's association is expected to pave the way for this month'...
article Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods. It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati not adding to neighborhood crime, police data shows
(Ohio) -- When the 100,000 square-foot Horseshoe Casino opened last year, some officials and residents dreaded the gambling center would lead to a sharp uptick in crime...
article Lottery gets OK to buy 1,200 gambling devices
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission won approval Monday from a legislative budgetary panel to buy up to 1,200 units of a video version of its lottery games to provide...
article Lottery to pay $22.5 million for new gambling machines
(Ohio) -- The state Controlling Board today approved the Ohio Lottery Commission’s plan to spend $22.5 million on the latest gambling expansion in the state by...

3/8/2014

article Ohio's gambling expansion: From an outright ban to casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s constitution bans gambling — except lotteries and charitable bingo and casinos and racinos. Over the past 40 years, economic woes,...
article Rocksino tops other racinos for revenue
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park bested Ohio’s three other racinos for net revenue last month, hauling in $13.2 million.
article Cabin fever in February sparks a jump in gambling revenue in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Northeast Ohio gamblers found a prescription for this winter's cabin fever by hitting the region's three gambling facilities in February.
article Casino revenue short of promises
(Ohio) -- In Ohio’s first year with four operating casinos, revenues have fallen about $1 billion short of campaign promises, leaving county and school officials...
article Gambling payments aren't quite a jackpot for schools
(Ohio) -- Ohio's more than 600 school districts were supposed to reap a multimillion-dollar jackpot from new taxes produced from the state's four new casinos.
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland sees slight bump in revenues, but still far behind last year's pace, records show
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grossed $17.5 million in February after paying winners, a slight bump after a January that saw revenues plummet with...

3/7/2014

article Horseshoe Casino reaps $217M in first year
(Ohio) -- The Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino reaped $217.2 million in gambling revenue its first 12 months of operations, Ohio regulators reported Friday.

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