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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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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
(Ohio) -- Despite a decline in annual revenue year over year, Jack Cleveland Casino appears to have been a profitable venture for Dan Gilbert. The casino's gaming...

1/9/2018

article Columbus casino was tops in Ohio in revenue in 2017
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus was the state’s top casino in 2017 based on revenue, marking the second year in a row it’s claimed the distinction,...

1/8/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino's annual revenue continues to decline, unlike the state's other three casinos
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's annual revenue continues to decline, dropping about 1 percent from $203.6 million in 2016 to $201.4 million in 2017. The state'...
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...

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...

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