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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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10/19/2014

article Valley gets slightly bigger payouts from casino taxes this month
(Ohio) -- Casino tax revenues for Ohio’s 88 counties and eight major cities, including Youngstown, have risen slightly for the second- consecutive quarter.

10/18/2014

article Auditor calls casino funds a 'disappointment'
(Ohio) -- Though casino funds have already exceeded this year's estimate for Huron County, Auditor Roland Tkach said overall, casinos have been a disappointment.
article Local Support: Hollywood Casino donates $45K to Jefferson County Schools
(Ohio) -- To help fund curriculum instruction and additional technology upgrades, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has donated $45,000 to Jefferson County schools...

10/17/2014

article Casino taxes generally up; Columbus' take about same
(Ohio) -- Ohio counties and cities will share $38.7 million in the latest quarterly distribution of tax revenue from the state’s four casinos. The total represents...
article Columbus Area Agency Fails To Make Nationwide Loan Payments
(Ohio) -- The complex deal to use casino-tax money to buy Nationwide Arena has hit a snag: there’s not enough money to make loan payments.
article Casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say
(Ohio) -- Ohio's eleven casinos and racinos have not yet led to an increase in problem gambling, officials say. They credit strong prevention and education efforts...

10/16/2014

article Ohio to spend $5.8 million on gambling addiction treatment
(Ohio) -- Ohio will spend 30 percent more in this fiscal year to prevent and treat gambling addictions in anticipation of problems fueled by four casinos and seven...

10/15/2014

article ThistleDown Racino horsemen rate Breeders' Cup races as best of the season -- Horse Racing Insider
(Ohio) -- The Triple Crown races capture America's interest every summer. Thoroughbred horsemen and true railbirds, however, rate the upcoming Breeders' Cup at...
article Ohio to spend $5.8 million on gambling addiction treatment
(Ohio) -- Ohio will spend nearly $5.8 million on gambling addiction treatment and programs this year, gearing up for mounting problems fueled by four casinos and seven...

10/13/2014

article Horseshoe Casino woos gamblers with wine
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati has a powerful new attraction to draw discerning customers: vino. The casino's prime eatery, Jack Binion's Steak, is one of...

10/11/2014

article Racino revenues help fund education, addiction services
(Ohio) -- Of the $5.94 million in revenue that remained after prizes were paid out by the new Austintown racino last month, more than $2 million of it will be funneled...

10/10/2014

article Big gamble: Casino board coup in the works?
(Ohio) -- Angry over the plummeting stock price of the Rising Star Casino Resort's parent company, activist investors are rallying shareholders in a bid to take...

10/9/2014

article Ohio Casino September Revenues Down from August
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casino revenue took a dive at all four sites across the state in September. The latest monthly totals released Oct. 7 show all four had a decline...

10/8/2014

article Dayton racino expands racing despite statewide gaming slowdown
(Ohio) -- Dayton’s newest racino is expanding its racing operations, even as the state’s 11 gaming centers saw a slowdown last month.
article Racino posts big numbers in first 2 weeks
(Ohio) -- The racino in Austintown posted some big numbers for the month, earning about $3.9 million in just the first two weeks it was open in September.

10/7/2014

article $52 million in 14 days at at Hollywood Gaming shows Valley's love for gambling
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission has reported that $52,862,274 cash and credits were played at the new racino over its first 14 days of operation. That led to net...
article Hollywood Casino Toledo has slow month
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Toledo had adjusted gross revenues of $14.5 million in September, its lowest total since January. But revenues were up 3.3 percent from last...
article Ohio Casino Revenues Plummet
(Ohio) -- Revenues at Ohio’s four voter-approved gambling casinos is down 25 percent from last year’s. While the casinos combined brought in more than 821-...
article Racino revenue in Ohio declines in September, mirroring casinos
(Ohio) -- All seven of the state's racinos have now opened so it will just be a matter of time to see how well they and the four casinos do as winter approaches....
article September gambling numbers show double digit losses across the board in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Revenue numbers released for September show all three of Northeast Ohio’s gambling outlets suffered double digit losses for the month compared to...
article Businesses benefiting from new racino
(Ohio) -- The benefits of a new racino in Dayton are slowly working their way to nearby businesses. It is a welcome sight for one Needmore Road business that has seen...
article Casinos are good for the economy, according to study, but Ohio's suffered in September
(Ohio) -- Casinos are good for the economy and provides good jobs and boosts local communities, says the American Gaming Association. But in Ohio, revenues in September...
article New racino alters gambling landscape
(Ohio) -- The honeymoon period for Dayton’s new racino appears to be over as its September slot-machine numbers fell in line with state averages for money won per...

10/5/2014

article Local horse business suppliers expecting boost from racino
(Ohio) -- Feed, hay, straw, tack, horseshoes, supplements, ointments and veterinary checks are just some of the costs associated with horses. Tim Hamm, president of the...
article Timing of racino fund 'firestorm' upset council
(Ohio) -- Members of the Shelbyville City Council chose to address concerns about funding for not-for-profits even though it cost time they needed to finalize the 2015...

9/23/2014

article Officials praise racino opening, reveal opening day numbers
(Ohio) -- Mahoning County commissioners as well as Austintown Township officials praised the Hollywood Gaming facility during meetings Monday and touted numbers from the...
article Racino set to begin horse racing on Nov. 24
(Ohio) -- After what he calls a “highly successful” first week to its overall operation, Scott Frost, director of marketing for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning...
article Racino tax revenue paves the way for local road repairs
(Ohio) -- Mahoning County is already starting to the see the benefits from the racino in Austintown. Re-paving projects on Victoria East and East Webb roads will be...
article Economist says Ohio can likely sustain its 11th casino
(Ohio) -- While casinos have been closing in Atlantic City, Ohio has just opened its 11th casino. John Kindt is a professor emeritus at the University of Illinois and a...

9/22/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will soon use pre-shuffled cards
(Ohio) -- A time-consuming task at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will be eliminated later this year when blackjack and baccarat dealers no longer have to unwrap and...
article Ohio casinos now checking big gambling winnings for overdue child support
(Ohio) -- Gamblers who hit jackpots in Ohio won't be the only winners if they owe back child support. An "intercept program" that cross-checks large...

9/21/2014

article Churches near racino recommend against gambling
(Ohio) -- The small Log Cabin Church of Austintown at 565 N. Canfield-Niles Road situated itself in 2010 near trees and land that had been for sale for years.
article Ohio Casinos Checking for Overdue Child Support
(Ohio) -- Gamblers who hit jackpots in Ohio won't be the only winners if they owe back child support. An "intercept program" that cross-checks large...
article Ohio’s final racino opens outside of Youngstown
(Ohio) -- The opening of Ohio’s seventh licensed racino drew big crowds outside of Youngstown in northeast Ohio. Nearly every one of the 850 slot machine-like...
article Traffic, crowds expected for racino opening weekend
(Ohio) -- As people continue to flock to the brand new Hollywood Gaming racino in Austintown, customers know things will continue to be busy this weekend.

9/18/2014

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

9/17/2014

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

9/16/2014

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

9/15/2014

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

9/14/2014

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

9/13/2014

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

9/12/2014

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

9/10/2014

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

9/9/2014

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

9/8/2014

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

9/7/2014

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

9/6/2014

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

9/5/2014

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

9/4/2014

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

9/3/2014

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

9/2/2014

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

9/1/2014

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

8/31/2014

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

8/30/2014

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

8/29/2014

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

8/28/2014

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

8/27/2014

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

8/25/2014

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

8/21/2014

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

8/20/2014

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

8/19/2014

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

8/12/2014

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

8/11/2014

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

8/10/2014

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

8/9/2014

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

8/7/2014

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

8/6/2014

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

8/5/2014

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

8/4/2014

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

7/29/2014

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

7/28/2014

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

7/26/2014

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

7/25/2014

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

7/22/2014

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

7/21/2014

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

7/20/2014

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

7/18/2014

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

7/17/2014

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

7/12/2014

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

7/11/2014

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

7/10/2014

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

7/9/2014

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

7/8/2014

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

7/7/2014

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

7/2/2014

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

6/30/2014

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

6/29/2014

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

6/26/2014

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

6/25/2014

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

6/19/2014

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

6/17/2014

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

6/14/2014

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

6/11/2014

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

6/9/2014

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

5/30/2014

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

5/29/2014

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

5/27/2014

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

5/26/2014

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

5/25/2014

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

5/24/2014

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

5/17/2014

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

5/13/2014

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

5/12/2014

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

5/11/2014

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

5/9/2014

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

5/8/2014

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

5/7/2014

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

5/6/2014

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

5/5/2014

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

5/2/2014

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

5/1/2014

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

4/30/2014

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

4/26/2014

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

4/20/2014

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

4/19/2014

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

4/17/2014

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

4/16/2014

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

4/15/2014

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

4/14/2014

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

4/13/2014

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

4/12/2014

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

4/11/2014

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

4/9/2014

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

4/8/2014

article Casino revenue rose in March, but little changed from year ago
(Ohio) -- Revenue was up substantially at all eight of Ohio’s casinos and racinos in March, compared with the February totals, but was about the same at central...
article Gambling market grows in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- More people are gambling in Northeast Ohio now than a year ago. A lot more. Horseshoe Casino Cleveland reported revenue of $24 million in March 2013, the last...

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