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Ohio expedites slot machine rules

The Ohio Lottery Commission on Monday passed several rules governing slot machines at Ohio racetracks after Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order allowing the rules to go into effect on an expedited basis.

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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...

1/10/2017

article Cincinnati casinos took hit in revenues last year
(Ohio) -- Three of the Ohio's four casinos took a hit in revenues in 2016. The Ohio Casino Control Commission says gambling revenues were down 2 percent in total...
article Hollywood Casino led Ohio casinos in revenue in 2016
(Ohio) -- For the first time, Hollywood Columbus casino is tops in terms of revenue among the state's four casinos.

1/9/2017

article Casino revenues take overall hit of 2% in 2016
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues were down at three of Ohio’s four casinos in 2016, resulting in a 2 percent decrease from the previous year in total proceeds, figures...
article Jack Cleveland Casino December revenue drops 32 percent in four years
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for the month of December has declined 32 percent in the four years since it opened. The downtown casino had $16.5 million...
article Racino revenue up year over year
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s racinos appear to be taking some customers away from the casinos. Revenue from the state’s four casinos went from $812,320,350 in 2015 to $...

1/1/2017

article Cincinnati casino fined $50,000 for overserving customer who caused fatal crash
(Ohio) -- Ohio authorities have fined Cincinnati's downtown casino $50,000 in connection with a customer who was overserved at the casino bar and was subsequently...

12/30/2016

article Ohio casino fined $50K after overserved customer's crash
(Ohio) -- Ohio authorities have fined Cincinnati's downtown casino $50,000 in connection with a customer who was overserved at the casino bar and was subsequently...

12/29/2016

article Racinos enjoying record run; casinos trending down
(Ohio) -- Revenue trends for Ohio’s gambling venues are going in opposite directions as racinos post better numbers seemingly every month while the casinos take...
article Jack Casino must pay $50k fine or lose liquor permit
(Ohio) -- Jack Casino will lose its liquor permit Jan. 19 unless its owners pay a $50,000 fine to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, according to a news release from...
article Jack Entertainment gambles with casino, racino upgrades, but results mixed
(Ohio) -- Jack took over the Horseshoe Cleveland casino and Thistledown Racino this year. But the new edginess drew mixed results at both spots. In February Rock Gaming...

12/26/2016

article Consumer spending on gambling continues to rise
(Ohio) -- Consumer spending on gambling is expected to grow 3.5 percent annually through 2020, according to a new report. Casino hotels are expected to see above-average...

12/23/2016

article Ohio Lottery has boom year, seeks larger state budget
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery had a boom year in 2016, turning over a record $1.06 billion to education programs, a $76.1 million increase over the previous year.

12/12/2016

article Ohio casino revenue dips in November as racinos see growth
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos made less revenue last month compared to November 2015 while the state’s seven racinos brought in more, according to new state...

12/10/2016

article Ohio casino revenue dips in November as racinos see growth
(Ohio) -- New state data indicates Ohio's four casinos made less revenue last month compared to November 2015 while the state's seven racinos brought in more....

12/9/2016

article Austintown racino sees year-over-year wagering increase
(Ohio) -- Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course last month was up compared to November 2015, but down from where it was in October.
article Hollywood Gaming reports increase in November revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course brought in $7.7 million in revenue in November, up from the $7.3 million the racino brought in last November.
article Racinos enjoying record run; casinos trending down
(Ohio) -- Revenue trends for Ohio’s gambling venues are going in opposite directions as racinos post better numbers seemingly every month while the casinos’...

12/8/2016

article Gambling revenues fall in Ohio last month
(Ohio) -- Only Hollywood Casino Toledo improved over last year, with a 1 percent gain, according to figures released Wednesday by the Ohio Casino Control Commission.

12/7/2016

article Gambling revenues fall in Ohio last month
(Ohio) -- Statewide gambling revenues fell by nearly $3.5 million in November as three of Ohio’s four full-service casinos posted steep declines from last year.
article Racinos enjoying record run; casinos trending down
(Ohio) -- Revenue trends for Ohio’s gambling venues are going in opposite directions as racinos post better numbers seemingly every month while the casinos’...

12/6/2016

article State set to loosen gaming rules for casino operators, employees
(Ohio) -- Casino operators and employees would be able to enjoy slots, card tables and gaming at other facilities, under legislation OK'd by the Ohio Senate this...

12/1/2016

article Ohio casino employees may soon be able to gamble in the state for the 1st time
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino employees would be able to legally gamble in the state under legislation being considered at the Statehouse.

11/30/2016

article Casino employees may be able to gamble in Ohio for the first time
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino employees would be able to legally gamble in the state under legislation introduced by a Cincinnati lawmaker and being considered at the Statehouse.
article Jack Thistledown Racino going Hollywood with new $9 million entrance, facade
(Ohio) -- The 91-year-old Jack Thistledown Racino is going Hollywood with a new facade and two-story glass entrance. When the $9 million project is complete next spring...

11/17/2016

article Legislation would provide increased oversight of pools, online fantasy sports contests and other money drawings
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Senate launched hearings this week on legislation that would provide increased oversight of pools, online fantasy sports contests and other money...
article Casino Regulators Crack Down on Ohio "Skill Game" Parlors
(Ohio) -- Casino regulators are cracking down on sketchy gaming facilities that are breaking the law by trying to imitate operations such as Chuck-E-Cheese and Dave and...

11/16/2016

article Development update near Austintown Racino
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course opened two years ago in Austintown. Local and county officials thought the racino would bring in other...

11/15/2016

article Ohio casino board puts ‘skill games’ in crosshairs
(Ohio) -- State regulators are going after “skill-games” operators to shut down businesses that pay cash prizes for what are essentially illegal slot...

11/9/2016

article Ohio casinos report worst month for over two years
(Ohio) -- The four casinos in Ohio saw total October revenues fall by more than 6% year-on-year to $62.6 million while the state’s seven racinos continued to post...

11/8/2016

article Casinos bring in less during October
(Ohio) -- Revenues at Ohio’s full-service casinos slumped more than 6 percent in October, making last month the industry’s worst in more than two and a half...
article Jack Cleveland Casino says high payouts led to revenue decline: casino, racino monthly reports
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's 10 percent monthly revenue decline can be attributed to high payouts at slots and table games, an official said. While the...

10/31/2016

article Third quarter casino tax revenues decline
(Ohio) -- Third-quarter casino tax revenues for Ohio’s counties and major cities, including Youngstown, continued their steady decline this year, according to the...

10/24/2016

article Jack Cleveland Casino garage parking will be $40 on Tuesday, except for top gamblers
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino will restrict parking in its garage on Tuesday, due to the Cavaliers home opener and Indians World Series game.

10/23/2016

article Nationwide Arena looks for path past casino revenue shortfall
(Ohio) -- In the five years since Columbus and Franklin County officials approved the public purchase of Nationwide Arena, not one payment has been made on the loans...

10/15/2016

article Man helps revive lost Miami Native American language
(Ohio) -- A quarter-century ago, when a 28-year-old carpenter in northwestern Ohio ran across some words written down in his ancestral Miami language, he hardly thought...

10/11/2016

article Casino changes parking policy
(Ohio) -- Finding free parking at downtown Cincinnati’s casino is about to become a little harder. Jack Cincinnati Casino will begin charging more of its garage...

10/10/2016

article Jack Cleveland Casino has a strong September: casino, racino monthly reports
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenues jumped 8.2 percent over September 2015, according to the latest revenue reports released by the Ohio Casino Control...

10/9/2016

article Hollywood Casino Toledo reports revenue slump for September
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino was the big gainer in September beating out the state’s other three gambling venues and posting monthly revenues 8 percent over...

10/6/2016

article Casino Commission raids 5 storefront gambling sites in central Ohio
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission, with help from local law enforcement, raided five locations associated with illegal gambling in and around Columbus today.

9/29/2016

article Challenge to casino gambling in Ohio is dismissed
(Ohio) -- A challenge to the Ohio constitutional amendment that legalized casinos here has been dismissed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

9/28/2016

article Last legal challenge to Ohio casinos rejected
(Ohio) -- The last flicker of a legal challenge to Ohio’s casinos has been snuffed out by a Franklin County judge. A claim by Frederick C. Kinsey that the state...

9/27/2016

article What's the future of Ohio Lottery? Maybe 'quasi-public' and online gambling
(Ohio) -- Changes could be coming for the Ohio Lottery, including adding electronic table poker, online gaming, and a greater variety of instant tickets.

9/12/2016

article Letter: We all pay gambling's price
(Ohio) -- The Aug. 28 Dispatch article “Mounting losses” highlighted the $9.7 billion lost by gamblers in Ohio through the major forms of legalized gambling...

9/8/2016

article Racino sees wagering increase
(Ohio) -- Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in August jumped more than $9 million from where it was the same month last year.

9/7/2016

article 3 of 4 casinos in Ohio see revenue fall in August
(Ohio) -- Temperatures warmed up across Ohio in August, encouraging many people to engage in outdoor activities rather than spend money in the state’s four casinos.
article Jack Cleveland Casino revenue rebounds in August
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino, which saw revenues decline in July due to the Republican National Convention, rebounded in August. It was the only casino or racino in...

9/5/2016

article Newspaper: Ohio gamblers lost almost $10 billion in 4 years
(Ohio) -- A newspaper analysis of legal gambling in Ohio finds that those playing scratch-off lottery tickets and making bets at casinos have lost nearly $10 billion in...

8/30/2016

article Local casino tax allocations trending up
(Ohio) -- Ohioans are gambling more this year than in 2015, and that uptick in players pressing their luck results in an increase in tax receipts distributed to the...

8/28/2016

article Gamblers in Ohio have lost $9.7 billion over four years
(Ohio) -- People love to gamble in Ohio. From a $1 scratch-off lottery ticket to a $10,000 bet at a casino, we have it all. The lure of gambling, of course, is winning...

8/16/2016

article Ohio lawmaker wants to change casino tax money allocation
(Ohio) -- In Ohio, a local lawmaker has announced that he intends to unveil a proposal during the autumn legislative session that would change the way tax revenues from...

8/10/2016

article Jack Entertainment sees revenue dip with rebranding effort
(Ohio) -- Ohio isn’t jumping for Jack. State figures show $15.4 million in July revenue at the newly re-branded Jack Cincinnati Casino, down 8 percent compared to...

8/8/2016

article Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue down in July; Hard Rock Rocksino had best month ever
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino, which had difficulty drawing gamblers during the week of the Republican National Convention, saw revenues decline almost $1 million from...
article Revenues drop again in Toledo, 2 other casinos
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenues statewide continued their two-month slide in July with gaming activity at three of Ohio’s four casinos dropping compared to the same...
article Racino sees spike in July VLT revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot-machine revenue of $8.78 million for July. That’s up from $8.28 million reported in July...

8/6/2016

article Ohio Sees Expansion In Casinos And Slight Increase In Tax Revenues
(Ohio) -- The state of Ohio has seen several new casinos open up in the past few years. Ohio has also seen the addition of seven racinos throughout the state as well,...

8/4/2016

article Local group committed to racing, with or without casino gambling
(Ohio) -- Members of Columbus Exposition and Racing are focused on Friday, when the 16-day horse racing season begins at Platte County Agricultural Park. But they also...

8/3/2016

article Local group committed to racing, with or without casino gambling
(Ohio) -- Members of Columbus Exposition and Racing are focused on Friday, when the 16-day horse racing season begins at Platte County Agricultural Park. But they also...

8/2/2016

article Racino launches “Get In The Zone” responsible gambling week
(Ohio) -- Though only 1 percent of the population is considered to have a gambling problem, the Austintown racino is reminding its patrons this week to stay responsible...

8/1/2016

article Hollywood Casino promoting responsible gambling for players, employees
(Ohio) -- This week is known as "Responsible Gaming Education Week" and a local casino is taking a stand against gambling addiction. The Hollywood Casino...

7/30/2016

article Casino-tax revenue up slightly in 2Q
(Ohio) -- Second-quarter casino tax revenues for Ohio’s counties and major cities, including Youngstown, were slightly higher this year than in the same quarter of...

7/19/2016

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

7/16/2016

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

7/14/2016

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

7/12/2016

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

7/11/2016

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

7/8/2016

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

7/7/2016

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

7/4/2016

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

6/29/2016

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

6/20/2016

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

6/17/2016

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

6/12/2016

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

6/10/2016

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

6/9/2016

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

6/8/2016

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

6/7/2016

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

5/27/2016

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

5/26/2016

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

5/19/2016

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

5/12/2016

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

5/10/2016

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

5/9/2016

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

5/7/2016

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

5/6/2016

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

5/5/2016

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

5/2/2016

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

4/28/2016

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

4/18/2016

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

4/17/2016

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

4/16/2016

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

4/14/2016

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

4/11/2016

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

4/8/2016

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

4/7/2016

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

4/6/2016

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

4/1/2016

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

3/25/2016

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

3/24/2016

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

3/18/2016

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

3/8/2016

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

3/7/2016

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

2/29/2016

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

2/28/2016

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

2/27/2016

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

2/24/2016

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

2/23/2016

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

2/22/2016

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

2/15/2016

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

2/9/2016

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino on pace for January: Casino, racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland brought in $17.3 million in revenue in January, about the same as in January 2015, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission...

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