Ohio casino tax-revenue projections on decline
Ohio’s new casinos are starting to open as revised projections show a 40 to 50 percent drop in gambling tax revenues – potentially affecting cities, counties and public schools across the state.
article Casino not quite equaling the hype
(Ohio) -- It costs more to park, and it's harder to find a vacant on-street parking space in the blocks around Public Square. So yes, the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland...
article Facial-recognition proposal for casinos is a bad legislative shortcut: editorial
(Ohio) -- Requiring the use of facial recognition technology in Ohio's casinos is a questionable idea introduced at an amazingly inappropriate time.
article Ohio legislation to allow facial-recognition cameras, targets money laundering at casinos
(Ohio) -- A digital facial image of everyone who cashes out chips or credits at an Ohio casino, racetrack slots parlor, or “sweepstakes” café could be stored...
article Ohio budget could bring facial-recognition to state's casinos
(Ohio) -- Republican state Sen. Bill Coley says he isn't pushing Ohio toward an Orwellian surveillance state. He just wants the eyes in the sky to recognize your...
article Online Gambling in Ohio Faces Obstacle
(Ohio) -- Online Gambling in Ohio Faces ObstacleWith legislation to ban Internet cafes pending in Ohio and four land-based casinos fully operating, recent talk focused...
article At Least One Obstacle To Ohio Online Poker
(Ohio) -- Ohio just completed its first round of casino construction, and now there is already talk of bringing online gambling to the Buckeye State.
article Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg in danger of losing market leader status to Horseshoe Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's casino race is getting tighter, while the market shows signs of shrinkage. New figures from the Indiana Gaming Commission show Horseshoe...
article Online gambling could face constitutional questions in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert is positioned to be a player in the emerging Internet gambling market, but a state constitutional amendment that he championed might make it hard...
article Bill would require Ohio casinos to save images of customers
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos will start sending camera images of every customer to a new statewide database if a provision in the Senate’s budget becomes law.
article Ohio Gambling Revenue Falling Short of Predictions
(Ohio) -- Since expanded casino and racino gambling took effect in the state of Ohio about a year ago, revenue generated by the state’s eleven gambling properties...
article Another flat month for gambling revenue
(Ohio) -- Across the nation and in Ohio, the revenue generated at casinos has been flat or down in recent months, and the trend continued in May for most of the state...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's revenue flat in May
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's revenue remained flat in May. The Horseshoe, which marked its first anniversary May 14, took in slightly more than $20...
article Battle for patrons begin, but revenue remains flat
(Ohio) -- Gross revenue at Ohio’s four casinos was flat in May compared to April at about $72.2 million, according to an Ohio Casino Control Commission report...
article It's official: Ohio gambling venues miss projections
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s newest casinos and racino missed first-year state revenue projections, sending less tax money than expected to cities, counties and schools.
article Revenue fell at Columbus' Hollywood casino in May
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Hollywood Casino Columbus in May fell to its lowest level since its opening, figures out today show. The revenue total of $16.7 million at Hollywood...
article Horseshoe Casino revenue flat, but Northeast Ohio pot increases
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland put on a marketing blitz for May and its first anniversary, but revenue rose only a blip.
article Churchill, partner plan to open Ohio racino in December
(Ohio) -- A joint venture of Churchill Downs Inc. and Delaware North Cos. Gaming & Entertainment plans to open its Ohio racino in December.
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and ThistleDown Racino learning to coexist, grow northeast Ohio market
(Ohio) -- When you look at the Horseshoe Casino's April slots revenue numbers the words of T.S. Elliot come to mind, you know, the line about April being the...
article Ohio casinos looking to bounce back from significant revenue drops of up to 19 percent
(Ohio) -- Ohio regulators are set to release new revenue figures for the state's four casinos. The Ohio Casino Control Commission's report on Friday will show...
article Ohio gambling slower than expected after first year
(Ohio) -- Expanding gambling is meant to help fund Ohio’s cities, counties and schools, but it has generated $260 million to $360 million less than expected during...
article Ohio's gambling jackpot lower than predicted
(Ohio) -- One year after it started, expanded gambling in Ohio is off to a slower start than expected, leading to potentially smaller payouts for the state's cities...
article Casino in Toledo draws 3.4M visitors in first year
(Ohio) -- Operators of the Hollywood Casino in Toledo say they drew 3.4 million visitors in their first year. The casino's general manager says those numbers beat...
article Casino taxes flow to thoroughbred, standardbred horse industries in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Mike and Sheila White are tired of trucking their quarter horses — and a big chunk of their money — across the state line to race them in Indiana...
article Cleveland casino bus service reduced by Lakefront Lines
(Ohio) -- Weak demand has prompted Lakefront Lines to sharply reduce bus service that delivers gamblers to the Horseshoe Casino's doorstep from locations across...
article Racino begins construction in Mahoning Valley
(Ohio) -- As a young boy, township Trustee Jim Davis got goose bumps as he traveled with his uncle to the Mountaineer racetrack in West Virginia for the first time.
article Exploring the future racino complex, what visitors can expect
(Ohio) -- With construction equipment moving in the distant background, Penn National Gaming officials and local leaders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the...
article Racino Groundbreaking Celebrated
(Ohio) -- Officials on Thursday touted the impact the new racino in Austintown will have when the $250 million project is completed next spring at a groundbreaking...
article OH Supreme Court Asked to Reject VLT Suit
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Attorney General's Office May 28 asked the state Supreme Court to reject an appeal filed by a public policy group that is challenging the...
article Kasich appoints Toledoan to casino board
(Ohio) -- Gov. John Kasich has turned to a Toledo entrepreneur — and President Obama supporter — to help oversee Ohio’s still nascent casino gambling...
article OH wants colleges' to help avoid gambling problems
(Ohio) -- Ohio's college and university counselors are being asked to help keep compulsive gambling from becoming a problem among young people in the state as...
article Toledo casino marks its 1st year of gaming amid mixed reviews
(Ohio) -- One year ago, thousands descended for the grand opening of the city’s newest attraction: the glittering, jingling Hollywood Casino Toledo.
article Port authority offering financing help for $125m racetrack and video slot casino in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohio's newest gambling venture will get $60 million in attractive financing help from a port agency. The Western Reserve Port Authority promotes...
article State wants colleges’ to help avoid gambling problems
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s college and university counselors are being asked to help keep compulsive gambling from becoming a problem among young people in the state as...
article Ohio counselors, casinos compete for attention of younger gamblers
(Ohio) -- As the casino industry tries to reel in younger gamblers, a state agency wants Ohio's counselors to keep college-age players from getting hooked.
article Former dealers banned from Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- The first two people to be indefinitely banned from Ohio casinos are both former dealers who cheated on the job. The Ohio Casino Control Commission today...
article Ohio casino regulators put first names on banned list
(Ohio) -- Two fired gaming employees have earned the first spots on a list of people who are banned from Ohio's casinos forever.
article Cleveland: One year later, local restaurants happy with casino as neighbor
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino opened in Downtown Cleveland in May 2012. A year later, local restaurants who operate in the area see the casino as a good neighbor.
article Ohio debuts at No. 16 in annual casino revenue rankings – Top 10 possible soon
(Ohio) -- Ohio is making its first appearance on the American Gaming Association’s much-watched annual report on the U.S. casino industry, ranking 16th in consumer...
article Revenue tempers gambling fever for Ohioans
(Ohio) -- `Ohioans probably should not be terribly concerned about the substantial dropoff in revenue - and thus, a reduction in tax income for local and state...
article Cleveland casino short of revenue projections but draws praise
(Ohio) -- A year ago Tuesday, VIPs gathered outside the new Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, toasting the start of Ohio's gaming era with casino owner Dan Gilbert and...
article Horse racing industry rebounding
(Ohio) -- Race horse breeding is on the upswing after years of decline as gambling rules are allowing tracks to add slots-like gambling that will pump millions into the...
article Ohio casino taxes aid three developments in downtown Cleveland
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County will use $7 million in casino taxes to aid three major development projects in downtown Cleveland, County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced...
article Casinos in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo join 461 others nationally: Sunday's Numbers
(Ohio) -- 464: U.S. casinos at the end of last year, the American Gaming Association said in its annual report released last week. This total does not include another 49...
article Ohio wraps up first year of casino gambling; payoff still taking shape
(Ohio) -- Ohio is a year into Las Vegas-style gambling, and the state doesn’t know yet whether it has hit the jackpot. The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland began the...
article State's horse racing industry shows signs of comeback
(Ohio) -- Race horse breeding in Ohio is on the upswing after years of decline as gambling rules are allowing tracks to add slots-like gambling that will pump millions...
article City does plan to tap new revenue — mostly from the casino
(Ohio) -- City Manager Milton Dohoney did not propose to balance the fiscal year 2014 budget, which begins July 1, without new revenue. Dohoney found some one-time...
article Cleveland casino's skywalk plan rejected by federal agency
(Ohio) -- A federal agency has rejected plans to build a skywalk connecting the downtown Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and the casino parking garage.
article Casino rivals waging a market share war in Cincinnati as Hollywood loses ground to rivals
(Ohio) -- The four casinos operating closest to Cincinnati generated $59.8 million in revenue last month, a 6 percent increase over the April numbers posted by just the...
article With a racino in its future, Northfield Park gives race purses a second boost: Horse Racing Insider
(Ohio) -- Northfield Park is jumping the gun, and making horsemen happy. The harness-racing track will undoubtedly raise its purses at the end of the year when the...
article Casino's April revenues down 15 percent from March
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati generated $17.8 million in gambling revenue in April, regulators reported today. The April revenues represent a 15 percent decline...
article Cincinnati casino drops to No. 3 in Ohio for revenue
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati lagged behind the Cleveland and Columbus casinos in its second-month revenue numbers, according to figures released Tuesday by the...
article Revenue fell at state's casinos in April
(Ohio) -- Revenue was down at all of the state’s casinos and Columbus' racino in April compared to the previous month. The revenue – which is the amount...
article Cleveland casino has worst full month yet, but ThistleDown picks up the slack
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Cleveland remained the most profitable casino in Ohio in April but turned in its worst full month since opening almost a year ago.
article 2 Racinos Approved in Ohio
(Ohio) -- The Ohio State Racing Commission has given the green light to new "racinos" in Dayton and in the Youngstown area.
article Opinion: Casino owners don't deserve a break
article Neighboring businesses await to cash in on racino domino effect
(Ohio) -- Future patrons won't be the only ones hoping to take home some of the winnings from the racino coming to Austintown.
article Officials: Racino will be a boon
(Ohio) -- Mahoning County commissioners on Thursday said they are excited after the Ohio Racing Commission finally gave the go-ahead on Wednesday to a proposed racino in...
article Casino owners have to play by the rules
article COLUMN: Keeping Ohio’s new casinos legal
article Racino still in the talking phase
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Racing Commission, which normally meets only one a month, has been meeting weekly as it seeks to resolve issues with track developer Penn-National...
article 80-foot sign off I-71 will guide visitors to casino
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is adding a finishing touch. Workers are close to completing the construction of an 80-foot sign off Interstate 71.
article Cleveland casino fined for unapproved dice, other violations
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will pay a $180,000 fine for violating rules set by the state, including using unapproved dice, replacing chips with quarters...
article Racing commission to continue talks on racino design
(Ohio) -- The state racing commission has agreed to continue discussions with Penn National Gaming about the design of a proposed Austintown racino, an indication that...
article Cleveland casino's second phase drags; city officials confident it will be built
(Ohio) -- Word last week that Dan Gilbert plans to buy the Higbee Building, home of his Cleveland casino, has people wondering what happened to the new, larger building...
article Clark’s casino money tops $1M
(Ohio) -- Casino revenues for Clark County already have nearly surpassed projections for all of 2013, but officials have no plans to share the money with area...
article Casino Owners Plan to Buy Higbee Building
(Ohio) -- The owners of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland are looking to buy the historic Higbee building, according to Jennifer Kulczycki, Horseshoe Casino spokeswoman.
article March revenue up for Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Spring fever appeared to hit Ohio’s casinos in March as three venues saw bounces in betting. They also were joined by a new kid on the block in...
article Report: Cincinnati casino earned $21 million in March
(Ohio) -- The first revenue reports for Ohio's newest casino was released Monday. The Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino reported bringing in $21 million in revenue in...
article Ohio racing commission seating demands slowing racino plans
(Ohio) -- The Dayton Daily News on Sunday had an interesting story about the Ohio State Racing Commission’s demands for more indoor track-view seating at proposed...
article After 6 months, adjustments are raising Hollywood casino’s take
(Ohio) -- At a casino, it’s always all about the money, for both players and owners. The $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus celebrates six months in business...
article State racing commission and racino operators at odds over seating
(Ohio) -- Big gaming companies rushing to redevelop Ohio racetracks into racinos have run into a roadblock: the Ohio State Racing Commission’s demand for more...
article Cleveland: Casino to fill 90 dealer, supervisor jobs
(Ohio) -- Kelly Honsaker is a single mom from Garfield Heights who gambled and hit the jobs jackpot at the Horseshoe Casino. She's was struggling to get by and...
article Casino payoff lower than expected
(Ohio) -- The signs for the new Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati ask you to settle for more, but according to numbers 2 NEWS uncovered, taxpayers have had to settle for...
article Mallory Fires Back at Critics During Testy Council Meeting
(Ohio) -- If Cincinnati does not lease its parking assets to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, it will have to pay off a $35 million deficit in the...
article Racing panel should justify push for more racino seating
(Ohio) -- What does the Ohio State Rac- ing Commission know about the fan-base for thoroughbred horse racing in the Mahoning Valley that Penn National Gaming apparently...
article Casino revenue tax for gambling addition prevention and treatment falling short
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services’ share of the gross casino revenue tax for prevention and treatment of gambling addictions...
article Politics stalling Austintown racino, county Dems say
(Ohio) -- The Mahoning County commissioners, all Democrats, lamented delays in the Austintown racino project due to a dispute over seating capacity, and said political...
article Ohio racino projects near Dayton, Youngstown delayed by commission's demand for more seating
(Ohio) -- Construction on two Ohio "racinos" will be delayed after regulators decided to require more enclosed seating from which spectators can view two...
article LETTER: Democrat lawmakers oppose Senate Bill 47
(Ohio) -- For a century Ohioans have had the right to amend the state constitution and pass or veto new laws. That's how voters approved casino gambling and...
article New racino may head south
(Ohio) -- Casino-style gambling is coming to the Thistledown thoroughbred track early next month, but how long it stays remains in question. Northeast Ohio’s first...
article The best of Ohio's casinos -- and 1 worst
(Ohio) -- Best location: Cleveland, the most centrally located of the four, within walking distance of key sports venues and entertainment districts.
article Touring Ohio's four casinos: the gamble paid off
(Ohio) -- I recently completed my tour of Ohio's new quartet of casinos, finishing my "work" in Cincinnati, where the state's newest gambling hall...
article Thistledown's slots to begin new era, but will they lead track to new location?
(Ohio) -- Casino-style gambling is coming to the Thistledown thoroughbred track early next month, but how long it stays remains in question. Ohio's second "...
article 2 Ohio political consultants at odds over who cashes in on 2009 casino-issue business deal
(Ohio) -- Two Ohio political consultants are fighting in court over proceeds of a lucrative joint business venture involving Ohio's 2009 statewide ballot issue...
article More changes proposed for Austintown racino project
(Ohio) -- Penn-National Gaming was back before the Ohio Racing Commission today with revised plans for it's race track and casino in Austintown.
article Turfway Park glad casino is in its corner
(Ohio) -- Kevin Kline came to Wednesday's post-position draw for Turfway Park's 42nd running of its Spiral Stakes filled with optimistic declarations befitting...
article Commission says whoa to racino plans
(Ohio) -- Members of the Ohio State Racing Commission have new concerns over proposed relocation plans. Commission members expressed their concerns during a presentation...
article Penn National Submits Updated Plan For Austintown Racino
(Ohio) -- Penn National Gaming officials presented a new plan to the state’s racing panel Wednesday, nearly doubling the amount of seating they plan to offer after...
article Caesars preparing to open its third casino in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. will open its third casino in Ohio on April 9. A 57,000-square foot casino will become part of the Thistletown Racetrack in North...
article At The Spread Buffet in Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino, there's something for everybody - and most of it is tasty
(Ohio) -- Buffets can be an iffy thing, a love-or-love proposition. Some eschew any dining option where the public can get anywhere near their food, while others avoid...
article Ohio's new racinos told: don't forget horse racing
(Ohio) -- A state panel that oversees Ohio's horse racing industry thinks the developers of two new racinos in the state are short changing fans of live horse racing...
article Anti-gambling group can’t sue over Ohio slots
(Ohio) -- A state court delivered a setback Thursday to an anti-gambling group that’s seeking to challenge Gov. John Kasich’s decision to legalize slots-like...
article Horseshoe Casino Still Waiting For 80 Foot Highway Sign
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino has been a couple of weeks and is quickly becoming part of the fabric of Cincinnati. But there's one thing missing -- that big,...
article Ohio court rules anti-gambling group doesn't have right to sue Kasich for legalizing slots
(Ohio) -- An Ohio court delivered a setback Thursday to an anti-gambling group that's seeking to challenge Gov. John Kasich's decision to legalize slots-like...
article Warren County casino vote to be May 7
(Ohio) -- Warren County residents will vote on a proposed casino project May 7. A group in support of building a casino northwest of Norwalk gathered the necessary...
article Ohio Racing Commission has questions on Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- State racing officials voiced concern today about seating arrangements and stable space at a planned “racino" in Austintown, telling representatives...
article Belmont County Gets $348,894 Casino Gambling Tax Funds
(Ohio) -- Since the first gambling casino opened in Ohio last year, Belmont County has gained a total of $348,894 from the tax levied on revenue the casinos gain after...
article Revenue up at Ohio casinos last month
(Ohio) -- February was a pretty good month for the state’s casinos. The Ohio Casino Control Commission reports that gross revenue for the state’s four gaming...
article Casino revenues rise in February
(Ohio) -- Ohio casinos saw revenue gains in February, and totals for the state increased compared to January earnings.
article Cleveland casino's revenue rises 7 percent in February
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland took in more than $22 million in February, a 7 percent increase from January, the Ohio Casino Control Commission reported today.
article Revenue at Columbus' casinos rose in February
(Ohio) -- February may be the shortest month, but this didn’t stop Ohio’s casinos from posting higher revenue compared to January.
article Northfield Village could get more money from Hard Rock racino under infrastructure tax plan
(Ohio) -- The village has taken the first step of a plan that village officials say could bring it an extra 12.7 mills of tax money from the $280 million racino being...
article Racino owners to donate $3M to Warren
(Ohio) -- The owners of the racino that’s being built in Warren County near Monroe announced Tuesday it will give the county $3 million to help redevelop the...
article Township trustee will speak in defense of Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Racing Commission has questions about seating and stable space for Penn National Gaming Inc.
article New casinos a tale of give and take
(Ohio) -- Standing inside the glittering, 400,000-square-foot Horseshoe Casino in the heart of this city’s downtown, Steve Rosenthal sounded like a happy man as he...
article Ohio racino owners to donate $3M for fairgrounds
(Ohio) -- The owners of a new racino to be constructed in southwest Ohio have agreed to donate $3 million for redevelopment of the county’s fairgrounds, where...
article Austintown Racino Project Could Be Delayed
(Ohio) -- The plans by Penn National Gaming to build a multi-million dollar horse racing track and slots casino may be hitting an unexpected hurdle.
article Church wants to minister to racino customers
(Ohio) -- Work on the Hollywood Mahoning Valley Racecourse is said to be on schedule. The $125million racino project will certainly help spur business in the Austintown...
article Ohio's 4th casino opens to cheers in Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- The last of four voter-approved Ohio casinos announced its opening with a bang on Monday, as fireworks exploded over downtown Cincinnati, club music boomed...
article Tristate Gambling Venues Not Concerned About New Ohio Casino
(Ohio) -- Ohio opened the doors to a new casino Monday night. Now some people in Indiana and Kentucky worry it may hurt gambling revenues in neighboring states.
article Betting on region’s drawing power
(Ohio) -- The operators of the state’s fourth casino and two yet-to-open racinos are betting they each hold the winning hand in the battle for southwest Ohio...
article Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino opening Monday
(Ohio) -- Starting Monday, southwestern Ohio gamers will no longer have to drive to Indiana or Columbus to shoot craps or play the slots. The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati...
article Ind., Ky. brace for new casino in Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- With a glistening $400 million casino set to open in downtown Cincinnati on Monday, officials and casino executives in two neighboring states are looking at...
article Long before Horseshoe, gambling flourished in NKY
(Ohio) -- The region is abuzz with gambling fever as slot machines, roulette wheels and blackjack tables beckon eager customers. The stakes are high, but the payoff can...
article New Ohio Casino to Open Monday
(Ohio) -- Officials in Indiana and Kentucky are bracing for a loss in tax revenue after Ohio's latest casino opens Monday in downtown Cincinnati.
article Opinion: Will casinos boost our economy?
(Ohio) -- Today’s the day that the $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati officially opens at Broadway Commons in downtown Cincinnati. The Queen City...
article Commissioners putting casino money to good use
(Ohio) -- Last year, when Columbiana County received its first infusion of tax receipts from Ohio's first two casinos, we called on county commissioners to share the...
article Top Five Ohio Legislators Who Couldn’t Work at a Casino
(Ohio) -- The Dispatch released the findings of an investigation into Internet Sweepstakes Cafes this weekend. One of the big revelations: 58 percent of the identifiable...
article Where your gambling money goes
(Ohio) -- Let’s say you walk into Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg and play a $10 hand of blackjack. Let’s say you’re not very good. You lose.
article Fourth and final casino opens four years after voter approval
(Ohio) -- The opening Monday of Ohio’s fourth casino realizes the end of a four-year project that saw construction stop twice and spanned two governor...
article Ohio casinos falling short of projected jobs
(Ohio) -- With three casinos operating in Ohio and Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati opening today, employee counts are falling short of projections made by backers of the...
article Dan Gilbert, the Downtown magic man
(Detroit) -- The local business community is driving a renaissance downtown by buying rundown and abandoned buildings, filling them with employees, attracting new...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to work out glitches, state OK expected
(Ohio) -- Regulators with the Ohio Casino Control Commission expect to approve Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to open on Monday, despite unspecified concerns about security...
article Ohio gaming officials suggest minor security changes at Horseshoe
(Ohio) -- Wednesday’s preview of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati mostly went well but there were some minor concerns about security and surveillance, an Ohio gaming...
article Complaints, praise after dry run of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- The first visitors to Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, about to open downtown, say they had a good time at a dry run of the facility but hope that a few kinks get...
article Critics worry new Horseshoe Casino will hurt Cincinnati's character, culture
(Ohio) -- The $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati has transformed a sprawling parking lot at Reading Road and Central Parkway into a glittering money magnet.
article Horseshoe Casino and The Banks work together to win business
(Ohio) -- Back in the day, it was Broadway Commons versus the riverfront. These days, though, the two sites are working together. On its opening day Tuesday, Horseshoe...
article Long before Horseshoe, gambling flourished across NKY
article More Poker Tables Being Added to the Casino
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino is expanding the number of poker tables by 20 percent--from 30 to 36. Casino general manager Ameet Patel said "One sure bet is Columbus...
article Cincinnati casino gearing up for opening next week
(Ohio) -- Cocktail servers in red bustiers and short, black skirts carried around cocktails, dealers practiced taking chips and doling out winnings, and slot machines...
article Dry run is new Cincinnati casino's last big hurdle
(Ohio) -- Slot machines were clanging and bets were flying for the first time Wednesday as the last of Ohio's four voter-approved casinos began trying to clear a...
article Sneak Peek Inside New Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino
(Ohio) -- It's flashy, it's big and it's ready for gamblers. Cincinnati's new casino is one day from its big dress rehearsal and less than a week from...
article Cincinnati's Horseshoe provides a preview of new casino, the final of Ohio's four casinos
(Ohio) -- Inside and out, the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati stands in sharp contrast to the Horseshoe in Cleveland.
article Cincy casino gearing up for opening next week
(Ohio) -- Workers at Ohio’s fourth and last voter-approved casino are gearing up for the $400 million facility’s opening in less than one week.
article Sneak Peek Inside New Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's new Horseshoe Casino is just a few days away from officially being up and running. But we're giving you a first look at what crews have...
article Presentation scheduled for next month on Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- State officials will hear a presentation next month on a new racino planned for Austintown. Ohio Racing Commission Chairman Robert Schmitz told members...
article Snafu at Ohio casino game gives players the edge
(Ohio) -- Poker players were raking it in at the Columbus casino, thanks to incorrect rules that tipped the odds in their favor at a popular table game.
article Casinos’ taxes lag projections
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos are falling far short of producing the tax revenue originally projected, leaving cities, counties and schools millions of dollars shy of...
article Austintown racino takes shape, even as waiting continues
(Ohio) -- Though the company still is awaiting permits to start construction, Penn National and its contractor, Turner Construction, are making progress on the new...
article Racino near Youngstown
(Ohio) -- Work is getting started at the site of a racino slated to open near Youngstown in the spring of 2014. Crews plan to finish clearing and leveling off the 190...
article Casino gambling tax revenue rises, but its future is uncertain
(Ohio) -- Tax revenue from casino gambling is welcomed, but it falls far short in making up for millions in lost state funding, Mahoning Valley government and school...
article Hollywood Casino Perryville to get table games in March
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Perryville's owner is hoping table games will help the casino's fortunes. The casino posted Monday on its Facebook page that it...
article Casino check is a drop in the bucket for district
(Ohio) -- If anyone thought casino money would help turn around a deteriorating financial future for Walnut Township Local Schools, Treasurer Kirk Grandy burst that...
article Lawsuit Claims Conflict of Interest in M8trix Casino
(California) -- Casino M8trix has filed a lawsuit against San Jose, its Division of Gaming, and Richard Teng, administrator of the police department's division of...
article Kasich wise to hedge bets on casino revenue
article Hollywood Casino gambling grows slightly in January
article Ohio right to hedge its bet on casinos
article Business perks up at casino in city, Penn’s other Ohio site
article Editorial: Ohio right to hedge its bet on casinos
article Ohio Casinos Buck Normal Trend, Remove Slots For Poker Tables
(Ohio) -- During the 1990s, the normal trend in casinos was to remove – or even eliminate – poker tables and rooms to make way for more slot machines.
article Ohio's casino revenue estimates are half what was projected
(Ohio) -- Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino took in more than $20 million last month, a 16 percent drop from December, but still the highest among the new casinos in...
article Cincinnati casino allies with 7 hotels
(Ohio) -- The most valuable customers at soon-to-open Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will get free rooms or discounts at seven local hotels, casino executives announced...
article Casino's school for (catching) cheaters
(Ohio) -- In a casino, there are three ways to cheat: change the wager, change the chances or change the prize. The most common cheats are “capping” or...
article Casino Businesses Not Seeing Increase in Revenue
(Ohio) -- Some small business owners near the new Hollywood Casino Columbus say they're still waiting for sales to pick up. They had hoped to cash in once their new...
article Casino revenue up in Columbus, down in Cleveland
(Ohio) -- Casinos in Columbus and Toledo saw their numbers increase slightly in January while the take at Cleveland’s casino in January fell from December.
article Casino revenues down, compared to December
(Ohio) -- Two of Ohio’s three casinos saw slight revenue gains in January, but totals for the state overall fell short of December earnings. The Ohio Casino...
article Cleveland casino revenue drop 16 percent but still leads state
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland took in more than $20.6 million in January, a 16 percent decrease from the previous month but still the highest total in the...
article Downtown Roulette / Will Casinos Be a Win for Ohio Cities?
(Ohio) -- A decade ago, only 11 states allowed allows casinos within their borders. Today, that number has risen to 24, with an additional dozen hosting casinos on...
article Editorial: Casinos not as solid a bet as they seemed
(Ohio) -- The issue: Casino revenue for local governments. Our view: Projections keep diminishing, and now there’s talk of saturated market. Now that the dust from...
article Gambling Revenue Skepticism Proper
article Is Ohio's casino industry living up to expectations? Competition from racinos creates questions
(Ohio) -- The promise was big in 2009 when Ohio voters approved four casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. Original estimates from the Ohio Department...
article Ohio regulators to report monthly casino revenue
(Ohio) -- Ohio regulators are set to release the latest monthly revenue report for the state’s three casinos. The report due Thursday from the Ohio Casino Control...
article Revenue up again at Hollywood Casino Toledo
(Ohio) -- For the second month in a row, revenue is up at the Toledo Hollywood Casino. The Ohio Casino Control Commission released its revenue report Thursday for the...
article Schools make plans for casino funds
(Ohio) -- Area school districts saw their first share of casino-tax-generated revenues last week, as the state’s Ohio Department of Taxation released the money in...
article Cincinnati casino inks agreements downtown hotels
(Ohio) -- High-rollers and VIPs at the new casino in downtown Cincinnati will get free rooms or discounts at seven local hotels. Casino officials said Wednesday it...
article Casino money in Ohio less than expected
(Ohio) -- Gov. John Kasich’s budget proposal suggests that revenue from Ohio’s four voter-approved casinos could be about half of what officials had...
article Hollywood Casino Columbus to reduce slots, add poker tables
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus will soon reduce the number of slot machines it operates by about 500, and add six poker tables. The changes are a response to...
article STUTZ: $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati prepares for March 4 opening
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s last full-scale casino opens March 4 with the unveiling of the $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. The property, a joint venture between...
article Casino burger restaurant hiring
(Ohio) -- One of the restaurants opening at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is holding a hiring event every day through Feb. 16, except Sunday. Bobby’s Burger Palace...
article Warren County racino names GM, sets opening date
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming & Racing, which is developing a new horse racing and video slots complex in Warren County, named Jim Simms president and general...
article Hollywood Casino trails Scioto Downs in revenue from slots
(Ohio) -- In the battle for local slot-machine supremacy, Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack has staked out the early advantage over Hollywood Casino Columbus.
article Ohio casino revenue projected at well below 2009 estimates
(Ohio) -- Four years ago, while voters were considering allowing Las Vegas-style gambling in Ohio, state officials predicted the four proposed casinos would take in as...
article Cut of casino-tax revenue to fund arena payment
(Ohio) -- The Franklin County commissioners are expected to approve setting aside $2.23 million today to cover the county’s first payments toward the public...
article New burger joint holding job fair
(Ohio) -- Bobby’s Burger Palace, the latest restaurant coming to Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, is holding a job fair this week, wcpo.com reported.
article No gamble on Horseshoe Casino restaurant line-up
(Ohio) -- Downtown Horseshoe Casino doesn’t open until March 4, but it has a power-packed restaurant line-up sure to please casino-goers and foodies alike,...
article Dohoney: N. Ky. to see ripple effects
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney believes the flurry of economic development in his city will benefit Northern Kentucky. The World Choir Games, The Banks...
article Tallmadge Schools Get First Installment of Ohio's Casino Profits
(Ohio) -- Gamblers are contributing money to the budgets of the state's school districts. According to figures released last month by the Ohio Department of Taxation...
article Ohio schools: casino taxes don’t make up for cuts
(Ohio) -- Ohio school districts are happy to get their share of casino taxes, but some say the money won’t make up for cuts in state education aid.
article Each night in February Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to give away a car
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will be giving away a car each night during the month of February. During daily drawings between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 10 Total...
article Columbus, Toledo casinos off to sluggish start for Penn National
(Ohio) -- Penn National Gaming Inc. plans to boost marketing for its Columbus casino after company executives acknowledged the $400 million gambling house and a sister...
article $170 million sought to build Valley View Downs near New Castle
(Ohio) -- Lawrence County leaders hope the next six weeks will yield what the previous 11 years have not -- a financier who will pay for construction of Valley View...
article LETTER: In Their View...
(Ohio) -- Ohio school administrators say they won't rely on state casino revenues to balance their budgets. That is a wise approach, considering their cut of...
article State’s racetracks bet on ‘racino’ trend
(Ohio) -- The road to recovery for Ohio’s seven long-suffering racetracks seems to be lined with thousands of flashing video lottery terminals.
article 'Lucky seven' casinos include Cleveland's Horseshoe
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is singled out for praise in this USA Today story about a revival in the casino business.
article Parma schools to get payment from casinos
(Ohio) -- The school district will receive $235,530 this month from the Ohio casinos, the first of two payments expected this year.
article Editorial: Casinos no jackpot for schools
(Ohio) -- Ohio schools will receive $38 million from the first distribution of the state’s tax on casino gambling. Have they hit the jackpot? Hardly. The amount...
article District officials wary about relying on cash from casino
(Ohio) -- By the end of the month, New Albany-Plain Local School District officials should receive almost $97,000 in revenue from taxes collected on the state's new...
article U.S. Playing Card nabs more casino action
(Ohio) -- U.S. Playing Card Co. has been dealt the lucrative contract to supply all the cards used at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati. The casino opens March 4.
article Schools to see first casino tax payments
(Ohio) -- Schools throughout the state of Ohio will see an extra boost in funds later this month, as each district will receive its first payment from the Ohio Casino...
article Editorial: Don’t gamble on casino money
(Ohio) -- County governments and school districts across Ohio that are facing significant funding cuts have been hoping the local share of casino revenues will be a...
article Schools don't hit the jackpot with casino money
(Ohio) -- The dice are rolling at casinos in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo and a fourth casino opens this this spring in Cincinnati. Some of the casinos’ revenues...
article Ohio Appeals Court Hears VLT Arguments
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Roundtable, a conservative anti-gambling organization, asked the Franklin County Court of Appeals Jan. 17 to reject a decision by the Franklin County...
article Ohio Casino betting slots up and down
(Ohio) -- Gambling enthusiast were looking for holiday luck last month, putting more money into the slot machines and table games at the two Ohio casinos opened the...
article Ohio slot machines, VLTs will more than double in number
(Ohio) -- A state that didn't open its first casino until last May will soon be blanketed with nearly 22,000 slot machines and devices that look and behave like...
article Austintown racino meeting attracts potential construction bidders
(Ohio) -- A banquet center in Niles became the center of talk Thursday about opportunities at a racino planned in Austintown.
article Racino officials host contractors for construction jobs
(Ohio) -- A meet-and-greet event hosted by racetrack officials to discuss future opportunities drew about 150 contractors and vendors on Thursday.
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