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Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's general manager is leaving

Marcus Glover, who led the development and then oversaw the operations of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, is leaving. "It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Marcus Glover has resigned from his position as senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to purse a new opportunity, effective in early July," said John Payne, CEO of Ceasars Entertainment Operating Co. in a statement.

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11/9/2018

article Ohio racino revenue up in October; casino revenue flat
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino and racino gambling revenue totaled $150 million in October, up 3.6 percent over October a year ago, according to reports released this week by the...

10/26/2018

article Haydocy plans “upscale RV resort” next to Hollywood Casino Columbus
(Ohio) -- A hotel next to Hollywood Casino Columbus may still be years away, but visitors will soon get another option for staying next door to the West Side casino.

10/10/2018

article Gambling revenue up 4 percent in Ohio, led by MGM's recently acquired Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $152.2 million in September, an increase of 4 percent over September a year ago, according to...
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(Ohio) -- Revenue from Ohio’s casinos and racinos totalled $152.2m in September this year, a 4% increase for year-on-year figures. The state's seven, slots-...

10/9/2018

article Mobile lottery app Jackpocket aims to begin selling Ohio Lottery tickets in 2019
(Ohio) -- Would you be more likely to try your luck at the lottery if you could do so from your cell phone anywhere in Ohio, skipping the line at the local gas station...

10/1/2018

article Brawl breaks out at Jack Cleveland Casino over food order
(Ohio) -- A fight broke out Saturday at the Jack Cleveland Casino in downtown Cleveland after a couple refused to wait for two women to complete their food order two...
article What Does Legalized Sports Gambling Mean for Central Ohio?
(Ohio) -- The brave new world of legalized sports gambling could be a jackpot for Columbus. Or a bust. It all may depend on how Ohio lawmakers play their cards in the...

9/30/2018

article Rising Star Casino's MS Lucky Lady ferry has winning first day
(Ohio) -- By all accounts, the first day of service for the Rising Star Casino ferryboat the MS Lucky Lady was a success. More than 150 vehicles were ferried across the...

9/21/2018

article MGM Resorts International taking over Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced that it has entered into an agreement that is set to see it spend approximately $275 million...

9/20/2018

article Kent police captain charged with operating gambling house, money laundering
(Ohio) -- A Kent police captain has been arrested and charged with money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity by the Lorain County Sheriff’s...

9/19/2018

article Lorain County Prosecutor's Office announce indictments in casino gaming investigation
(Ohio) -- The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office announced Sept. 19 the indictments of 55 individuals and corporate entities by the Lorain County grand jury in...

9/13/2018

article Phase II of Gilbert Cleveland Casino doesn't match original drawings: Darcy cartoon
(Ohio) -- It's a safe bet that the long-promised 'Phase II' of Dan Gilbert's Cleveland casino will not be built by him. The original drawings of Phase II...

9/12/2018

article What would a sale mean for Jack Cincinnati Casino?
(Ohio) -- Jack Entertainment Chairman Dan Gilbert could fetch up to $2.7 billion if he cashed in all his chips on casino investments in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit...

9/11/2018

article If Dan Gilbert exits the casino world, he'll likely find several interested bidders
(Ohio) -- A week after news broke that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert may be looking to sell off his casinos, the initial dust has settled on the reports. Gilbert's Jack...
article Ohio lawmakers biding time, not joining sports gambling goldrush
(Ohio) -- While West Virginia lawmakers sprinted to throw open sports betting windows when they passed a legalization measure within five weeks of the May 14th U.S....

9/10/2018

article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 8 percent in August; all 3 in Cleveland area post gains
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article Revenue continues to rise at Ohio casinos
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9/8/2018

article Jack Entertainment founder eyeing possible casino exit
(Ohio) -- The billionaire businessman behind American casino operator Jack Entertainment is reportedly considering an exit from the business with giant rival Caesars...

9/7/2018

article Analysis: Could selling casinos free up Dan Gilbert to get in the (ball)game?
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9/6/2018

article Could casino sales signal Dan Gilbert's exit from Cleveland?
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article Profits for the Cleveland casino are enormous, so why is Dan Gilbert looking to sell?
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article Report: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert looking to sell casino holdings
(Ohio) -- Billionaire Dan Gilbert is reportedly looking to divest his JACK Entertainment casino holdings, and Caesars Entertainment is being touted as a likely buyer.

9/1/2018

article Austintown racino reveals outside patio expansion
(Ohio) -- Gamblers will be able to enjoy the new outdoor expansion at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown this holiday weekend. The racino revealed the expansion Friday that...

8/29/2018

article Ohio Legal Sports Betting Unlikely in 2018
(Ohio) -- With a population approaching 12 million and an existing land-based casino industry dating back to 2009, Ohio may appear to be a natural match for the...

8/25/2018

article Ohio grapples with problem gambling
(Ohio) -- Josh McClellan already had a gambling problem when Hollywood Casino opened in Toledo, giving the Army veteran a dangerous new place to play his money away. He...

8/24/2018

article No dice for legal sports betting in Ohio for 2018
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Constitution might have to be amended first to allow for sports gambling, according to state lawmakers. No dice for legal sports betting in Ohio for...
article Ohio Lottery making it easier to play, but will it feed gambling behaviors?
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8/23/2018

article Inside BrewDog's Brand New Beer Hotel in Columbus, Ohio
(Ohio) -- Some people will go to great lengths for a cold beer. They'll elbow through crowds three rows deep at the bar. They'll venture from the apartment all...

8/20/2018

article Odds are sports gambling will not be legal in Ohio this year, says Senate president
(Ohio) -- Sports fans hoping to bet for - or against - the Browns will likely not be able to do so lawfully in Ohio this year. Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said...
article Nearly $300,000 allocated to county, local schools from Q2 casino payments
(Ohio) -- Area schools combined to collect more than $160,000 from the most recent tax payment from statewide casinos, according to information from the Ohio Department...

8/15/2018

article Gambling parlors across Northeast Ohio raided
(Ohio) -- Officers from several agencies raided gaming parlors in six Ohio counties Wednesday afternoon. The Lorain County Prosecutor's Office said search and...

8/13/2018

article Legalized Gambling Could Increase Number Of Problem Gamblers
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8/11/2018

article Ohio gambling revenue figures show continued growth among the state's racinos
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article EDITORIAL: Ohio legislators need to address sports betting
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8/7/2018

article Ohio gambling revenue tops $158 million in July, led by Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $158.6 million in July, an increase of 2.7 percent over July a year ago, according to reports...
article Ohio gaming revenues flat in July
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8/4/2018

article Fireworks mistaken as gunfire in Hollywood Gaming racino parking lot
(Ohio) -- A report of shots fired in the parking lot of Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway ended up being someone shooting off a firework in the business’ parking...

7/26/2018

article Quick OK of sports betting would help Ohio reap more tax revenue
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7/21/2018

article Ohio lawmakers working to legalize sports gambling
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are beginning the process of officially legalizing sports gambling with the introduction of two bills at the Statehouse. In the recent past,...
article Ohio takes cautious approach to legalizing sports betting
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7/19/2018

article House, Senate Gets Ball Rolling On Sports Betting
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7/18/2018

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7/16/2018

article Ohio state senators introduce bill to legalize sports gambling
(Ohio) -- Ohio state senators have introduced a bill that, in its current form, does nothing more than express an intent to legalize sports gambling in the state. The...

7/14/2018

article Ohio Introduces Bill To Legalize Sports Betting in Senate
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7/13/2018

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7/12/2018

article Northeast Ohio senators introduce bill to legalize sports betting
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7/11/2018

article Racino revenue up
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7/10/2018

article Ohio gambling take up 2 percent in first half of 2018
(Ohio) -- Three of the four state-authorized casinos had revenue increases in June, and overall gaming income at the four properties is up 2 percent through the first...
article Record slot machine revenue at Ohio's racinos nears $1 billion for the year
(Ohio) -- Ohio's seven racinos collected a record $987 million in slot machine revenue after paying out winnings during the fiscal year that just ended in June, an...

7/5/2018

article Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was a crucial figure in bringing casino gambling to Ohio
(Ohio) -- When Dan Gilbert expands his businesses, he doesn't move to a place and stand idly by. Since moving his mortgage company Quicken Loans' headquarters to...

6/7/2018

article Gambling revenue slips in Greater Cleveland, steady across Ohio in May
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article Revenues rise in May at 3 of 4 Ohio casinos
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6/4/2018

article AGA puts highlight on the Ohio gaming industry
(Ohio) -- The Ohio gaming industry supports nearly 20,000 jobs statewide and has a total economic impact of $3.6 billion, according to new Casinos & Communities...

6/2/2018

article Akron man leaves child in hot car while gambling
(Ohio) -- A Summit County man was jailed after he reportedly left his 5-year-old son locked in a hot car while he went to gamble. Corian C. Grimes, 31, who lives on...

5/31/2018

article Casino Gaming Brings Nearly 20,000 Jobs, Generates $3.6 Billion for Ohio Per Year
(Ohio) -- The American Gaming Association released a study yesterday regarding the revenue and impact of Casino Gaming in Ohio through its Casinos and Communities...

5/29/2018

article Ohio lawmakers make bids to legalize sports betting
(Ohio) -- Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court brought down the 26-year-old federal wall between states and sports betting, legislation and ballot issues have already...

5/25/2018

article Anti-Gambling Activist Says PA Law Could Bring Sports Wagering To In Ohio Very Soon
(Ohio) -- The recent US Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal ban on sports betting means Pennsylvania can go forward with sports wagering through a law passed...

5/22/2018

article Ohio Senator to Introduce Sports Betting Legislation
(Ohio) -- Surrounded on all borders by states that already have or soon will move to legalize sports wagering, Ohio finally jumped into the ring last week when state...

5/21/2018

article Prospect of Ohio sports wagering opens 'floodgates' with interest, Ohio Lottery director says
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission has the authority to offer sports wagering, but it's too soon to say whether it will do so, the lottery's director told...

5/19/2018

article Q&A: Sports wagering in Ohio casinos, racinos and elsewhere
(Ohio) -- The Supreme Court cleared up one big sports-gambling question on Monday, ruling that any state can now permit wagering on college and pro sports. But the...
article Sports betting ruling opens options in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for legal sports betting, and several Ohio lawmakers say they intend to bring it to the state through legislation...

5/16/2018

article Idea floated to legalize sports betting in small Ohio bars
(Ohio) -- A backer of previous ballot efforts for expansion of casino gambling in Ohio is floating the idea of a new petition drive aimed at offering sports wagering at...

5/11/2018

article Ex-Ohio mayor gets 10 years in bribery, gambling case
(Ohio) -- A former northeast Ohio mayor convicted of taking bribes in exchange for jobs and running an illegal gambling house has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

5/10/2018

article JACK Casino April Earnings Were Underreported by $500,000, but still the Lowest April Ever
(Ohio) -- JACK Casino's April revenue was underreported by 500,000, a spokesperson for the Ohio Casino Control Commission has acknowledged. One day of the month'...

5/9/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino's April revenue actually $500,000 more than first reported by Ohio Casino Control Commission
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for April actually was $500,000 more than first reported by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the commission acknowledged...
article Racino posts strong numbers in April
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked its highest April for wagering on its video lottery terminals (VLTs) since the local facility opened in...

5/7/2018

article Casino revenues up across Ohio
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues were up at three of Ohio’s four full-service casinos in April, including the Hollywood Casino Toledo. The Penn National Gaming property...
article Jack Cleveland Casino has lowest April revenue in history, trails other three Ohio casinos; monthly casino/racino report
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino had the lowest April revenue in its history and was the only one of four casinos and seven racinos in Ohio to show a decline in April...

5/6/2018

article Store that sold winning Mega Millions ticket to get $100,000
(Ohio) -- An Ohio convenience store is being presented with a $100,000 check for selling the winning $143 million Mega Millions ticket in last Friday's drawing.

5/4/2018

article Officer shown kicking a cuffed suspect in video also works for Ohio Lottery
(Ohio) -- A Franklin Township police officer shown on a cellphone video delivering a kick to the head of a suspect who was handcuffed on the ground and restrained by...

4/19/2018

article GLI gains Ohio ‘first’
(Ohio) -- Gaming Laboratories International has become the first independent testing lab to be accredited by the Ohio Casino Control Commission to test and certify skill...

4/12/2018

article Ohio casinos, racinos hit revenue jackpot in March
(Ohio) -- When the gambling bug bit Ohio last month, it made sure that it would leave a big mark on the state. Ohio’s four casinos reported gross gaming revenue...

4/10/2018

article Casino revenues up big across Ohio
(Ohio) -- The gambling bug was a busy little creature in the Buckeye state last month. Figures recently released by the state’s gaming commission showed that...

4/9/2018

article Ohio casino and racino March revenues hit record high; Jack Cleveland Casino's best in three years
(Ohio) -- Ohio's casinos and racinos saw their revenues surge in March, with many have their best month in history and some hitting levels not seen for years....

4/6/2018

article Las Vegas comes to Summit County: MGM Growth Properties offering $1.06 billion for Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Vegas, baby? Maybe. Sin City-based MGM Growth Properties on Thursday announced plans to purchase the Hard Rock Rocksino for $1.06 billion. It’s too soon...

3/29/2018

article Rising Star Casino Gets Closer to Ohio River Ferry Boat Gambling Permission
(Ohio) -- The Rising Star Casino is close to securing its final permission for an Ohio River ferry, with a target date for the launch set on July 4th. The permission...

3/28/2018

article Ferry boat gambling: Will Rising Star become Boone County's casino?
(Ohio) -- July 4 is the target date for the next big splash at Rising Star Casino, which is close to securing final permits for an Ohio River ferry that can haul more...

3/27/2018

article Ferry boat gambling: Will Rising Star become Boone County's casino?
(Ohio) -- July 4 is the target date for the next big splash at Rising Star Casino, which is close to securing final permits for an Ohio River ferry that can haul more...

3/23/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino rolls out hi-tech club, DJ-themed gaming area
(Ohio) -- Is it a DJ-fueled dance club? A jumpy light show? A boisterous party? The Jack Cleveland Casino's Synergy Table Games concept is a little bit of all those...

3/21/2018

article Casino commission holding seminars about new law
(Ohio) -- To prepare businesses and law enforcement about new changes to state laws covering “skill-based amusement machines,” the Ohio Casino Control...

3/12/2018

article February revenues increase for Ohio full-service casinos
(Ohio) -- The month of February was a good one for the full-service casinos of Ohio. According to recent reports provided by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (pdf),...

3/9/2018

article Toledo, Cincinnati casinos lead slight rise in February gambling revenues
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues at Ohio’s four full-service casinos came in ever-so-slightly higher in February, led by improvements at the gambling houses in Toledo and...

3/5/2018

article Hard Rock Rocksino's new bus to pick up gamblers throughout Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is rolling out a new initiative - a bus that will pick up gamblers throughout Northeast Ohio.

3/1/2018

article Ohio's casinos have fallen short. Here's why
(Ohio) -- Casino operators blame Gov. John Kasich for flooding the Ohio market with unforeseen gambling competition after he authorized video slots at seven racetracks...

2/28/2018

article Ohio casinos: They've fallen short of projections, and here's why
(Ohio) -- Ohio was supposed to be swimming in new jobs and gambling taxes after voters approved legalized casinos.

2/26/2018

article As gambling addictions grow, Ohio spends more on preventative resources
(Ohio) -- The thrill of casinos draws in millions of Ohioans every year, but it can become a problem if it sucks you in too far. You have to place that bet, you have to...

2/25/2018

article OP/ED: A’town racino should beware
(Ohio) -- Sandwiched between the headline-grabbing massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and the politically charged Winter Olympics in South Korea...

2/23/2018

article Flooding Ohio River closes Greater Cincinnati casinos
(Ohio) -- The rising Ohio River has led to several road closures and other precautions in the region, and now local casinos are temporarily closing their doors as a...

2/22/2018

article Ohio casino commission rehired, promoted employee after 'dereliction of duty' guilty plea
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission rehired and promoted an employee after he was convicted of dereliction of duty in his past post as the state's deputy...

2/21/2018

article State casino regulator promoted despite “dereliction of duty” admission
(Ohio) -- Rick Anthony is considered so indispensable that he was hired back at the Ohio Casino Control Commission — and promoted to its No. 2 position late last...

2/12/2018

article 'Side bets' caused revenue dip for Jack Cincinnati Casino
(Ohio) -- Side bets took a bite out of Jack Cincinnati Casino’s revenue in January, but General Manager Chad Barnhill isn’t losing his nerve about testing...
article Gambling revenue down across Ohio and at Hollywood Casino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenues declined in January at Ohio casinos in Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati, according to new data from the state’s gaming commission.

2/9/2018

article Jack Has Slight Edge Over Hollywood For Casino Supremacy
(Ohio) -- Jack Casino in Cincinnati has the biggest piece of the tri-state gaming market pie. New numbers from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show Jack Casino raked...

2/4/2018

article Jack Entertainment is betting casino and racino additions will pay off
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert's gambling operations in Northeast Ohio — Jack Entertainment LLC's Jack Cleveland casino in downtown Cleveland and Jack Thistledown...

1/23/2018

article Cincinnati casino adds new technology, gaming arena
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino is adding a new attraction for its visitors. Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks on a Synergy Table Games arena across...

1/12/2018

article Cincinnati casino expands hiring plans, set to host career fair
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino is increasing the number of people it plans to hire in the coming weeks to more than 110, and it’s planning a career fair to find...
article Jack Entertainment's casinos and racino have brought in $2.78 billion in gaming revenue
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1/9/2018

article Columbus casino was tops in Ohio in revenue in 2017
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1/8/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino's annual revenue continues to decline, unlike the state's other three casinos
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article JACK Casino offers free school for dealers
(Ohio) -- JACK Cleveland Casino is offering a free, seven-week training school for dealers at table games. Participants who complete the training will be able to...

1/2/2018

article Ohio Lottery Commission: Problem Gambling Ohio by Northlich
(Ohio) -- These new spots for the Ohio Lottery Commission directly attack the misperception that problem gamblers "are just making bad choices."

12/22/2017

article Boom Boom Mancini celebrates new slot machine at Cleveland-area casino
(Ohio) -- You can find the image of legendary boxer Ray Boom Boom Mancini on the covers of Sports Illustrated and his biography, even on bottles of wine and bourbon. Now...

12/21/2017

article Ohio gambling official fired for harassment
(Ohio) -- A state gaming agent’s sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor led Ohio Casino Control Commission investigators to a larger pattern of...

12/18/2017

article ‘Modernized’ Ohio lottery begins first phase in new proces
(Ohio) -- The number of Ohioans with a gambling problem has increased, and some worry that a new upgrade to the Ohio Lottery could put more gamblers at risk.

12/12/2017

article Racino GM sees growth potential
(Ohio) -- Tony Frabbiele, the general manager for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, says there are still plenty of opportunities for the Austintown racino...

12/9/2017

article Five years later, opinions remain mixed on casino success
(Ohio) -- Ryan Bogdanski leaned over his newly-installed tap handles of local and craft beers and pointed out of his restaurant's front door toward the Hollywood...

12/8/2017

article Fantasy sports bill makes it to the Governor’s desk in Ohio
(Ohio) -- After an amended version was given the green light by the Senate on Nov. 29 and being approved for the second time by the House on Tuesday, a bill that...

12/7/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino's November revenues up 6.9 percent from 2016: casino/racino results
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino had a strong November, with $16.9 million in revenue, a 7.6 percent increase from the same month in 2016. The revenue trailed only Hard...

11/30/2017

article Ohio Senate Passes Daily Fantasy Sports Bill
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow daily fantasy sports contests to be regulated in the state.The legislation,...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Moves Forward in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has turned into a highly-controversial topic in America. Different states have taken a different approach to DFS. The fact that DFS...

11/19/2017

article Casino decline affects county
(Ohio) -- For the second year in a row, state casino revenue payouts to Trumbull County are lower than the year before, likely because fewer people are visiting the...

11/7/2017

article Five Years After Hollywood Casino's Opening, Much Of West Side Yet To Cash In
(Ohio) -- One Monday morning, the slot machines at the Hollywood Casino have already attracted a few gamblers to try their luck. Todd Gillis, 48, is one of them.
article Jack Cleveland Casino has strong October compared to 2016: casino/racino reports
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for October was a strong rebound from a poor showing during the same month a year ago. The casino had $16.9 million in...
article Revenues at Ohio casinos dip in October; Toledo declines 1 percent
(Ohio) -- Revenues at Ohio's four full-service casinos fell nearly 1 percent in October, with just one property, Jack Casino in Cleveland, registering an increase in...

10/21/2017

article Miami Valley Gaming opens up new areas
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming got a facelift. The racino spent $5 million adding two new areas, including a new patio area. "The vision for this was we opened up an...

10/18/2017

article Survey: Problem Gamblers In Ohio Doubled After Casinos
(Ohio) -- A survey says the percentage of Ohioans deemed problem gamblers has doubled since the implementation of racinos and casinos four years ago. The Ohio Gambling...

10/11/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino revenue down slightly; monthly casino/racino reports
(Ohio) -- Jack Entertainment's Cleveland and Cincinnati casino revenue has not kept pace with the revenue gains at Penn National's Hollywood casinos in Columbus...
article Wagering jumps at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course’s video lottery terminals jumped nearly $9 million in September compared to the same month...

10/10/2017

article Toledo casino leads state in monthly gains
(Ohio) -- Three of Ohio’s four full-service gambling houses reported revenue gains in September over the same month last year. Figures released Tuesday by the Ohio...

9/25/2017

article Ohio Lottery retailers can offer help to problem gamblers
(Ohio) -- Ohio Lottery retailers concerned about problem gamblers may hand out slips of paper with scratch-off or MegaMillion tickets telling players where they can find...

9/13/2017

article You Can Soon Use a Credit Card to Buy Ohio Lottery Tickets
(Ohio) -- Ohio will soon be the first state to allow credit card lottery ticket purchases at self-service vending machines, the Ohio State Lottery announced.

9/12/2017

article Ohio Lottery to soon accept credit cards at self-service vending machines
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery will soon begin accepting cashless payments at its self-service vending machines as it moves toward accepting credit, debit and e-wallet...

9/8/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino revenue rises, after reducing slots: See August results
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino has reduced the number of slot machines but added new games and revamped the layout of its main casino floor, which may have been a...
article Ohio casinos report nearly $6M increase in August revenue Toledo casino posts largest gains
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenues statewide rose in August with Ohio’s four full-service casinos all reporting year-over-year gains. Figures released Thursday by the...
article Ohio gaming revenue up
(Ohio) -- Ohio Casino Control Commission has revealed a growth of 1.9% in gaming revenue from the state's four casino resort operators year-on-year.

9/4/2017

article Hollywood Casino bets on new games, bar
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus has added electronic table games featuring such games as roulette, craps and blackjack to its 60 live-action table games and 2,200...

8/27/2017

article Crain's editorial: Game on
(Ohio) -- The deck was clearly stacked in Dan Gilbert's favor when voters OK'd a state constitutional amendment that legalized casino gambling in Ohio. After all...

8/23/2017

article Table scraps: Why Jack Cincinnati Casino changed the rules of Blackjack
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino has changed the game of Blackjack, but it’s too early to call it a game changing business strategy for the region's largest...

8/18/2017

article Ohio man charged with child endangerment after 'leaving his girlfriend's three-year-old in a car while he went to a casino'
(Ohio) -- An Ohio man has been charged after allegedly leaving his girlfriend's three-year-old son in a car while he went to a casino in Cleveland. John Pierre...

8/16/2017

article Jack Entertainment fined $200,000 by Ohio Casino Control Commission for security and computer issues
(Ohio) -- Jack Entertainment will pay a $200,000 fine to the Ohio Casino Control Commission for allowing underage patrons into the Cleveland casino and giving...

8/13/2017

article Rocksino races to front of regional gambling pack
(Ohio) -- The highest-volume gambling hall in Ohio, with revenue in 2016 of $225.1 million, is getting into the business of pumping gas in the $2.25-a-gallon range.

8/9/2017

article Ohio casinos and racinos report improved July gaming revenues
(Ohio) -- The four casinos in Ohio saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for July rise by 5.7% year-on-year to $69.86 million while the Midwestern state’s...

8/8/2017

article Hard Rock Rocksino July revenue best in history; Jack Cleveland Casino revenue improves
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which usually has the highest revenue of the state's four casinos and seven racinos, enjoyed the best month in its...

8/7/2017

article Miami Valley Gaming spending $5M on new gaming patio
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming is expanding with a $5 million outdoor gaming and smoking patio. The Lebanon-based racino is aiming to open the patio sometime in late fall...
article Ohio casinos post nearly $4M rise in July revenues
(Ohio) -- Statewide gambling revenues at Ohio’s full-service casinos rose by nearly $4 million in July, with all four properties reporting higher year-over-year...
article Ohio racinos enjoy another year of revenue growth helped by expansion
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s racinos had a record year in fiscal year 2017, increasing revenue for the seven gambling and race track combination venues by $57.7 million over...

8/5/2017

article City worker spent hours at casino, but city couldn’t use GPS to punish
(Ohio) -- A Columbus city employee made at least six trips to the Hollywood Casino during work hours last summer, but he was never punished. City officials said they...

8/1/2017

article Hollywood Casino celebrates Responsible Gaming Week
(Ohio) -- Gambling can be enjoyable, and you may even win some money if you're lucky. However, gambling can also ruin lives. Hollywood Casino wants to make sure...

7/20/2017

article Racinos fuel Ohio's gambling growth while revenue slips in Indiana, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
(Ohio) -- Casino gambling in Ohio is growing faster than in every neighboring state, a cleveland.com analysis found. Fueling the growth has been Ohio’s slots-only...

7/18/2017

article Ohio Lottery increases annual profits
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery reported a US$1 billion profit for the second year, as it was particularly boosted by Keno and EXPlay QuicKeno and their high sales. Ticket...

7/11/2017

article Improved June for Ohio casino and racino industries
(Ohio) -- The four casinos in Ohio saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for June increase by more than 2% year-on-year to $62.08 million while the state’s...

7/10/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino revenue dips in June; casino, racino report
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue of $15 million in June trailed the state's three other casinos and reflected a 14.3 percent dip from May's revenue...

7/7/2017

article Toledo casino revenues up over 3 percent
(Ohio) -- A strong June at three of Ohio’s four freestanding casinos has pushed statewide gaming revenues at the year’s halfway point to nearly back on track...

6/18/2017

article Hollywood Casino Columbus is gaming leader in state, works to keep it that way
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus was the last of Ohio’s four casinos to open its gilded doors, but 4 1/2 years later, it’s pulling in more money than any...
article Is Ohio rolling dice on lottery?
(Ohio) -- The company that has been operating Ohio’s gambling systems since 2009 has a message for the keepers of the public purse regarding its contract: It ain...

6/13/2017

article Ohio gaming revenue rises in May
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue at Ohio’s four full-service casinos showed a steady increase in May, suggesting the industry may have stabilised after nearly a yearlong...

6/8/2017

article Slot revenue for May is $9.48M
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course slot machines brought in $9.48 million in May with an average of 1,002 machines.

6/7/2017

article Gambling revenue for month increases
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s four full-service casinos showed a healthy increase in May, suggesting the industry may have stabilized somewhat after a...
article Jack Cleveland Casino's May revenue tops Toledo and Cincinnati casinos but lags behind Columbus
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue of $17.4 million in May put the casino slightly ahead of Toledo and Cincinnati casinos but trailed the $18.4 million...

5/29/2017

article Ohio Casino Employees Will Soon Be Able to Gamble In-State
(Ohio) -- Ohio casinos are about to gain thousands of new prospective players, thanks to the people who work for them. The Ohio Senate voted on Wednesday 32-0 to remove...

5/26/2017

article Casino employees to bet at other venues in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Casino employees in Ohio will be allowed to play in gaming venues where they don’t work after the state Senate passed House Bill 32 unanimously.

5/24/2017

article Casino employees can gamble at other casinos in Ohio under updated law
(Ohio) -- Casino employees can now play slots and place bets at Ohio casinos where they don't work. The Ohio Senate Wednesday voted 32-0 to approve a bill amending a...

5/21/2017

article Number of Ohioans seeking treatment for gambling addictions increasing
(Ohio) -- Gambling addictions are becoming more of a problem in Ohio, state reports suggest, with the number of people being treated rising 11 percent in the past two...

5/19/2017

article Ohio highly ranked on list of the most gambling-addicted states
(Ohio) -- WalletHub, a personal-finance website, compared all 50 states in two categories: “Gambling-Friendliness” and “Gambling Problem &...

5/18/2017

article Lynn Slaby joins Ohio Casino Control Commission
(Ohio) -- Lynn Slaby has become the newest member of the Ohio Casino Control Commission after declining to seek reappointment as one the state’s public utilities...

5/12/2017

article Casino turns 5, has it lived up to the hype?
(Ohio) -- Five years have gone by since Cleveland opened its downtown casino. With the anniversary, some people are now wondering whether it lived up to the hype.

5/11/2017

article JACK Casino sees revenue dip ahead of 5th anniversary
(Ohio) -- This weekend marks five years since Cleveland opened its first casino. According to Casino Control at Ohio, revenue has dropped by 8.3 percent compared to this...

5/9/2017

article Austintown racino posts increase in April slot revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course brought in $9.68 million in video lottery terminal revenue during the month of April. April 2017’s...

5/8/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino's slide continues: Saw 8.3 percent drop in April revenue
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue continues to lag, as revenue dropped 8.3 percent in April, compared to April 2016. Ohio's three other casinos saw only...

5/7/2017

article First quarter casino tax revenue falls slightly
(Ohio) -- First-quarter casino tax revenues for Ohio’s counties and major cities, including Youngstown, have declined slightly from last year’s peak,...

5/5/2017

article Editorial: More gambling not a good fix
(Ohio) -- What’s a state legislator to do when he needs a quick payoff to fill a budget hole? Roll the dice on more gambling in Ohio, of course. Ohio lawmakers...

5/4/2017

article Jack Entertainment warns Ohio lawmakers about plans to add video poker to state's seven racinos
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert’s Jack Entertainment is warning Ohio lawmakers against a move to allow video poker at the state’s seven racinos. Jack is the owner and...
article More Ohioans getting treated for gambling addiction
(Ohio) -- An increase in the number of Ohioans treated for gambling addiction in the past two years is attributed not only to the effects of casino legalization but to...

5/3/2017

article Legislature's Plan to Allow Video Poker in Racinos is Questioned
(Ohio) -- An amendment to the budget bill just passed by the Ohio House says racinos in the state can now offer video poker. It’s an idea that’s drawing...
article Ohio House Adds Amendment that Would Allow Racinos to offer Video Poker Machines
(Ohio) -- Across the nation, individual states are considering changes to the gaming industry. In Ohio, the House recently decided to add an amendment that would allow...

5/1/2017

article Ohio lawmakers look to video poker to raise revenues for education
(Ohio) -- Last week, many changes were made to the proposed budget for the state of Ohio, with one change involving video poker and racinos. Lawmakers are searching for...
article Ohio sees uptick in people treated or diagnosed for gambling addiction
(Ohio) -- The number of Ohioans treated for gambling addiction is on the rise but state officials say casino legalization is not the sole cause. People treated or...

4/29/2017

article Lawmakers look to add video poker at racetracks
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are again looking to gambling to raise revenue for K-12 education, this time by authorizing the state’s seven racetrack slots parlors to...

4/11/2017

article Racino March VLT revenue up 13.5 percent
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course saw a 13.5 percent year-over-year increase in March video lottery terminal revenue, according to the Ohio...

4/7/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino only Ohio casino or racino to see lower March revenues than last year
(Ohio) -- Most of Ohio's casinos and racinos had a banner month in March, but not Jack Cleveland Casino. While every other gaming facility saw a revenue increase...
article Ohio casinos snap decline in revenues
(Ohio) -- Three of Ohio’s four full-service casinos had revenues increase in March over the same month a year ago, led by a nearly 9 percent jump in gambling...

4/4/2017

article Ohio Gambling Growth Stunted by Glut of Facilities
(Ohio) -- With several casinos in Ohio and revenue declining, some people believe it is a case of too much of a good thing becoming bad and are trying to figure out...

4/2/2017

article Glut could hurt state casinos’ growth
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos may have a gambling problem — too many places to gamble in the Buckeye state. The four state-authorized casinos in Toledo, Cleveland...

3/26/2017

article Toledoan reappointed to casino commission
(Ohio) -- Toledoan Will Lucas was recently reappointed by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Casino Control Commission, a seven-member entity regulating casino gambling in the...

3/22/2017

article Private companies keep Ohio racinos alive
(Ohio) -- Head of Gaming and Travel Investment Banking at KeyBanc Capital Markets in Cleveland Jay Masurekar said that Ohio casinos and racinos are still fully...

3/21/2017

article Ohio doesn't need 11 racinos & casinos, expert says
(Ohio) -- Ohio would likely have fewer racinos and casinos if they weren't owned by large companies with many successful properties, a local investment banker said....

3/10/2017

article Toledo casino expects $200M in slot jackpots
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Toledo expects payouts of large slot machine jackpots to reach $200 million this month. A spokesman for the casino said it’s difficult...

3/8/2017

article Revenue at Ohio's 4 casinos down compared with year ago
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has reported that revenue last month was down at the state's four casinos, but up at Ohio's seven racinos, compared...
article Toledo casino leads decline in revenues
(Ohio) -- Revenues at all four of Ohio’s full-service casinos dropped in February, led by a decline of nearly 10 percent at the Toledo gambling house. The Ohio...
article Revenue up at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported video lottery terminal revenue of $9.7 million, up from $8.28 million reported in February 2016. In...

2/20/2017

article Investors plan on building hotel near Hollywood Casino in west Columbus
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Casino Columbus is getting a new neighbor. Investors are taking a chance and building a hotel north of the casino, and local businesses hope it...

2/13/2017

article January chills racino revenue slightly
(Ohio) -- Net winnings dropped slightly in January at both Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon and Hollywood Gaming-Dayton Raceway in January. Net wins — net gaming...

2/12/2017

article [Ohio] Casino revenue
(Ohio) -- Henry County received $73,765 in casino tax revenue for January, which is down $8,884 (11.14 percent) compared to January 2016. The casino tax is disbursed to...

2/9/2017

article Racino VLT revenue up in January
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot machine revenue of $8.44 million in January, up from $8 million reported in January 2016.

2/7/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino January revenue falls below Cincinnati, Columbus
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for the month of January declined 13 percent from the same month a year ago. Total revenue of $15.1 million ranked below...

2/4/2017

article Columbus out of casino gambling bill — for now
(Ohio) -- The initial version of casino gambling legislation the Georgia General Assembly will consider would exclude Columbus from the discussion. But one influential...

2/3/2017

article Looking to win at a local racino?
(Ohio) -- An I-Team analysis of state records shows the Miami Valley's two racinos are seeing a surge of business in recent months but face long term challenges to...
article Penn still ‘delighted’ with Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Penn National Gaming remains delighted with the performance of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. “We are very happy to be in Youngstown...

2/2/2017

article Talk it out: Have Northeast Ohio's casino and racinos met expectations?
(Ohio) -- It's been almost five years since casino gambling arrived in Ohio. Today, players can hit the slots and table games at casinos in Cleveland, Toledo,...

1/29/2017

article Casino Control Commission Oversees Ohio Casinos
(Ohio) -- Q: Who oversees casinos in Ohio? A: Ohio voters authorized casino gaming in 2009 by passing a constitutional amendment that approved four freestanding casinos...

1/27/2017

article Today marks 5 years since casino construction collapse
(Ohio) -- Today marks five years since more than a dozen workers were injured in a collapse at the construction site of the then-Horseshoe casino in downtown Cincinnati...

1/26/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino has comped more than 100,000 hotel nights, $18.7 million in meals
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino treats top gamblers well. The casino has provided more than 100,000 hotel room nights and $18.7 million in meals to guests since it...

1/22/2017

article Fourth quarter casino tax payouts plummet
(Ohio) -- Fourth-quarter Ohio casino tax distributions to counties and major cities for 2016 plummeted 11 percent below their 2015 levels. However, when a full-year...

1/20/2017

article Pair found guilty of manipulating table game at JACK Cleveland Casino
(Ohio) -- Two people have been found guilty of manipulating the outcome and defrauding a game of craps at the Horseshoe Casino, now known at JACK Cleveland Casino,...

1/13/2017

article Revenue dips for Cincinnati casinos in December, but not for Belterra
(Ohio) -- The Belterra twins made some noise in the Cincinnati casino market last month, with a combined $16.2 million in revenue at the two local gaming properties...

1/12/2017

article Racino competition leads to difficult year for Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- The casino industry in Ohio had a bad 2016 as three of the Midwestern state’s four properties reported year-on-year declines in total annual gaming...

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