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Racino coming to Monroe, to bring 700 jobs

Warren County commissioners approved a special taxing district for a new racino being developed by a partnership that includes Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. the Louisville Courier-Journal reported.

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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...
article Hollywood Casino grabs $17.4M revenue in March
(Ohio) -- Monthly revenue at Hollywood Casino Toledo rebounded in March to the highest tally in a year. The casino pulled in about $17.4 million in adjusted gross...
article Two Ohio tracks reach VLT revenue agreements with horsemen
(Ohio) -- Horsemen will receive approximately 10.6 percent of the net revenue from casinos at two racetracks in Ohio under the 10-year agreements that were recently...

4/7/2014

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 Ohio casino revenues slip 5.6%
(Ohio) -- Gamblers spent $20.2 million at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnatiin March – down 4 percent from March last year, the casino’s debut month.
article Ohio Casinos Saw Large Revenue Increases in March
(Ohio) -- Revenue figures released on Monday indicate that the month of March was a good one for Ohio's four casinos, showing that each casino had a significant...
article State's gaming venues see their profits thaw out after winter's harsh chill
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s gambling venues saw their revenues thaw out last month after a disastrous winter that kept gamblers inside and profits in line with temperatures:...
article Two Ohio Tracks to Get 10.5% of VLT Revenue
(Ohio) -- Two Ohio racetracks will pay 10.5% of video lottery terminal revenue to purses, an official with the state's racing and breeding programs said April 5.

4/3/2014

article Casino Cleveland: Hard Rock Rocksino, Horseshoe and Thistledown up the bet on entertainment to compete for party dollar
(Ohio) -- Her choices were slim and none. Especially on a Monday. For so long, the closest thing she could get to dancing would be sitting on a couch and waiting for...

3/26/2014

article Austintown racino’s construction on track
(Ohio) -- Construction of the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course on state Route 46 just off Interstate 80 remains on track, even though outside work had to...

3/25/2014

article Counting on casino revenue? Local governments told it’s risky
(Ohio) -- State budget officials are warning county and school leaders to hedge their bets in spending casino-tax revenue because the money might not be there.

3/23/2014

article County Executive: Finances improving but tax increase may be needed
(Ohio) -- County Executive Russ Pry said that he would not rule out an attempt to increase the county sales tax in his annual state of the County address on Friday,...
article College students to benefit from casino gambling
(Ohio) -- Casino gambling is about to pay off for some area college students. About 2,500 students statewide will get paid internships and co-ops through a program...
article Internship programs boosted by Ohio casino fees
(Ohio) -- About 2,500 college students will get paid internships and co-ops at Ohio businesses through a program funded by $11 million from state casino license fees.

3/21/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati boosts local economy in first year
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe is celebrating a successful first year as Cincinnati’s “hometown casino” with month-long promotions and a continued commitment to...

3/18/2014

article More people ban themselves at Ohio gambling sites
(Ohio) -- The lists of people banning themselves from Ohio's casinos and racinos have grown as the state's gambling industry expands.

3/17/2014

article Number of gamblers seeking to avoid temptation spikes in Ohio
(Ohio) -- The number of people who ban themselves from Ohio gambling venues has spiked as the awareness of problem gambling has increased and accessibility to new sites...

3/15/2014

article Legal Gambling to Be Expanded In Ohio With New Gambling Machines
(Ohio) -- It is clear that legal gambling is expanding in the state of Ohio. The Ohio Lottery Commission will be placing hundreds of gambling machines at fraternal...

3/14/2014

article Casino’s new poker boss bringing fresh outlook to table
(Ohio) -- It is said that if you stand in New York’s Times Square long enough you will meet everyone you have ever known. It could also be said that if you sit in...

3/13/2014

article Ohio Casinos Fall $1 Billion Short of Year One Projections
(Ohio) -- There could be some cause for alarm in the Buckeye State: Ohio casinos have generated far less revenue than initially estimated during their first full year of...

3/11/2014

article Dayton-area racino sees uptick in February
(Ohio) -- The Dayton area's first racino had a better month in February, according to numbers released by the state of Ohio.
article Ohio falls short of expected gambling revenue in first year
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has reported that the state generated significantly less revenue than expected during the 12 months to March 4, 2014, in...
article Northfield Park race track says business up 20 percent with influx of Hard Rock Rocksino cash
(Ohio) -- With millions of dollars being wagered at the Hard Rock racino next door, Northfield Park has increased purses and is seeing increased revenue. Track officials...

3/10/2014

article Agreement reached over horse stalls at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The operator of a new racino in Austintown has reached an agreement with the horse racing industry over the number of horse stalls to be built at the track,...
article Horsemen ink deal with racino
(Ohio) -- A deal signed Monday morning by the owners of the new Austintown race course and the horsemen's association is expected to pave the way for this month'...
article Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods. It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati not adding to neighborhood crime, police data shows
(Ohio) -- When the 100,000 square-foot Horseshoe Casino opened last year, some officials and residents dreaded the gambling center would lead to a sharp uptick in crime...
article Lottery gets OK to buy 1,200 gambling devices
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission won approval Monday from a legislative budgetary panel to buy up to 1,200 units of a video version of its lottery games to provide...
article Lottery to pay $22.5 million for new gambling machines
(Ohio) -- The state Controlling Board today approved the Ohio Lottery Commission’s plan to spend $22.5 million on the latest gambling expansion in the state by...

3/8/2014

article Ohio's gambling expansion: From an outright ban to casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s constitution bans gambling — except lotteries and charitable bingo and casinos and racinos. Over the past 40 years, economic woes,...
article Rocksino tops other racinos for revenue
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park bested Ohio’s three other racinos for net revenue last month, hauling in $13.2 million.
article Cabin fever in February sparks a jump in gambling revenue in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Northeast Ohio gamblers found a prescription for this winter's cabin fever by hitting the region's three gambling facilities in February.
article Casino revenue short of promises
(Ohio) -- In Ohio’s first year with four operating casinos, revenues have fallen about $1 billion short of campaign promises, leaving county and school officials...
article Gambling payments aren't quite a jackpot for schools
(Ohio) -- Ohio's more than 600 school districts were supposed to reap a multimillion-dollar jackpot from new taxes produced from the state's four new casinos.
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland sees slight bump in revenues, but still far behind last year's pace, records show
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grossed $17.5 million in February after paying winners, a slight bump after a January that saw revenues plummet with...

3/7/2014

article Horseshoe Casino reaps $217M in first year
(Ohio) -- The Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino reaped $217.2 million in gambling revenue its first 12 months of operations, Ohio regulators reported Friday.
article Indiana casinos taking a hit from Horseshoe Cincinnati
(Ohio) -- There is no question that the three Indiana riverfront casinos within easy driving distance of downtown Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino have taken a...
article Ohio's gambling venues report gains in February
(Ohio) -- Revenue at all eight of Ohio’s gambling venues was up in February, when compared to the previous month, despite three fewer days for patrons to gamble...

3/4/2014

article One Year In, Have Casinos Increased Problem Gambling?
(Ohio) -- It’s been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati, the last of Ohio’s casinos to open, began taking bets. So are concerns about problem gambling coming...

3/3/2014

article Horseshoe Casino generates more than 4.8M visits
(Ohio) -- A year after opening, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati officials say the gambling destination has drawn 4.8 million visitors and pumped millions into the local...
article Ohio's 4 casinos mark 1st full year of operations
(Ohio) -- As the last of Ohio's voter-approved casinos celebrated its first birthday Monday, revenue projections for the first full year of operations for all four...
article Ohio communities eligible for racino payments
(Ohio) -- Redevelopment of the fairgrounds in one southwestern Ohio county is on hold as state officials figure out the details of distributing $12 million in payments...

2/28/2014

article Warren County, Miami Valley Gaming agree to $19 million tax deal
(Ohio) -- After months of negotiations, Warren County officials and the Miami Valley Gaming racino reached a multi-million dollar tax deal Thursday. The $19 million...
article All issues ironed out regarding Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- All the issues have officially been ironed out for the Austintown racino. The Ohio racing commission announced an agreement with Penn National and the Ohio...

2/24/2014

article Ohio governor proposes $10 million in casino money directed to schools-community initiative
(Ohio) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has proposed using $10 million in state casino revenue to pay for an effort to bring together parents, communities,...

2/20/2014

article Ohio racinos mean less money for cities, counties
(Ohio) -- Declining casino revenue has cut into the take for local governments, and now the growth of racetrack slots gambling is diverting some of that money from...

2/19/2014

article Rock Ohio Caesars may not have any new casinos to open in 2014 but year brings important decisions
(Ohio) -- After back-to-back years that saw Rock Ohio Caesars (ROC) open three gambling facilities in Ohio with Horseshoe Casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati followed by...

2/15/2014

article Local Governments Getting Less Casino Tax Revenue
(Ohio) -- The growth of racinos in Ohio has led to a decline in casino tax revenue for local governments. Casino taxes are split seven ways, with most going to counties...

2/14/2014

article Ohio racinos mean less money for cities, counties
(Ohio) -- Declining casino revenue has cut into the take for local governments, and now the growth of racetrack slots gambling is diverting some of that money from...

2/13/2014

article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati faces fine
(Ohio) -- A $75,000 fine was issued for Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati on Wednesday, WCPO reports. The casino was found to be in violation of Ohio law and its internal...
article Tax revenue from gambling aids funding gaps, improves safety at Stark schools
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Taxation distributed $47.3 million in casino-tax revenue to the public, vocational and charter schools that educate Ohio's children.

2/11/2014

article Casino revenue not what school district hoped
(Ohio) -- Just like lottery income, revenue from the state's four new casinos hasn't been the panacea school districts hoped it might be. That was the message...

2/10/2014

article Horseshoe Casino holds job fair
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino is looking to fill some open positions at a job fair Monday, February 10. The casino is looking to hire in casino services, food and...
article Local casino tax receipts total about $540,000
(Ohio) -- Logan County’s take of casino tax revenue totaled $137,997 from the final three months of 2013 and area schools were distributed a combined $387,563 for...

2/9/2014

article Ohio gets creative with problem gambling campaign
(Ohio) -- A total of eight casinos and racinos operate in Ohio. With more places to gamble, more addicts are expected. The state is pouring millions of dollars into...
article Washington County receives casino money
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Taxation distributed nearly $68.7 million in casino taxes across the state in January, with Washington County receiving nearly $433,000.

2/8/2014

article Gambling revenue at Hollywood Casino Columbus, Scioto Downs racino chilled by weather
(Ohio) -- Playing blackjack or Double Diamond slot machines and fighting this winter’s polar vortex did not prove to be a winning combination for most of Ohio...

2/7/2014

article Casino and racino revenues drop in January due to cold, snow and post-holiday bills
(Ohio) -- It appears the combination of single-digit temperatures, snowstorms, post-holiday bills and high heating expenses led to less gambling in January at Ohio...
article January revenue fell at Hollywood Casino Columbus, Scioto Downs racino
(Ohio) -- Revenue declined in January at central Ohio’s two casinos, as extreme weather and increased competition hurt Ohio’s growing gaming industry.
article Winter storms hit January casino take
(Ohio) -- Snowstorms and severe in January cold cut into gambling revenues at Ohio’s casino, regulators reported Friday. Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati raked in $16.2...
article Ohio to reveal casino revenue figures for January
(Ohio) -- Regulators are ready to release revenue figures for Ohio's casino industry, now in its third calendar year. As the January revenue figures are released...

2/6/2014

article Stanley Block land scheduled for sheriff's sale, raising prospect of purchase by casino group
(Ohio) -- A small strip of land where one of downtown Cleveland's oldest buildings once stood will hit the auction block this month, in the culmination of nearly...
article Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland bets on drink deals, free music and expanded entertainment to counter Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- The sound of that big guitar at the Hard Rock Rocksino is being heard at the Horseshoe Casino. Dan Gilbert’s gambling palace has rolled out drink deals...

2/3/2014

article Casino funds no jackpot for county schools
(Ohio) -- When voters approved the construction of casinos in Ohio, one of the reasons for doing it was to provide an additional revenue stream to school districts in...

2/1/2014

article Schools, counties get less from Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio counties and schools and getting a little less cash from casino taxes this time around.
article Latest Distribution of Ohio Casino Taxes Sees Less Going to Schools & Counties
(Ohio) -- Counties and schools in Ohio will be getting a little bit less cash collected from casino taxes in the latest distribution.

1/31/2014

article New racino finally gets its horse racing license
(Ohio) -- It wasn’t quite a photo finish, but Miami Valley Gaming got its license to host horse racing just a couple of weeks before the starting gates were set to...

1/30/2014

article Northfield boosts purses 30 percent, ThistleDown loses Best of Ohio for 2014: Horse Racing Insider
(Ohio) -- Northfield Park officials have made three 10 percent increases to the purses at the harness racing track, including one boost in early January. This week,...
article Ohio collecting less in casino taxes
(Ohio) -- Counties, schools and other entities are getting a little less cash this week as the state hands out the latest cut from casino taxes.

1/29/2014

article Gambling revenue an opportunity, not a right, Ontario horseman tells Ohio colleagues
(Ohio) -- One of the greatest horsemen to ever come out of Ontario says the horse racing industry in Ohio needs to learn a valuable lesson from his home province.

1/27/2014

article Ohio’s horse racing industry on the rebound
(Ohio) -- As Jay Mossbarger walks through the stallion barn at Ohio’s largest standardbred breeding farm, he makes a special stop in front of the stall holding Big...

1/20/2014

article Ohio’s casino tax revenue declines for second straight quarter
(Ohio) -- Casino-tax revenue to Ohio’s counties and eight major cities, including Youngstown, dropped for the second-straight quarter leaving some to wonder if...
article Ohio ads use humor to address problem gambling
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission is trying to draw attention to serious messages about problem gambling by depicting the outcomes of some humorous bets.

1/19/2014

article Ohio's casino tax revenue declines for second straight quarter
(Ohio) -- Casino-tax revenue to Ohio’s counties and eight major cities, including Youngstown, dropped for the second-straight quarter leaving some to wonder if...

1/18/2014

article Local school districts benefit from casinos
(Ohio) -- It’s illegal for anyone under 21 to gamble in an Ohio casino. But the youngest people are among the biggest beneficiaries from those legally playing...

1/16/2014

article Clark leaders say casino money too unpredictable
(Ohio) -- Clark and Champaign county governments have seen a drop in casino revenue for the second consecutive quarter. Clark County Commissioner John Detrick said the...
article Former employee among 3 people banned from Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Three more people have been permanently banned from Ohio casinos, including a former employee of Hollywood Casino Columbus.

1/15/2014

article Dice not rolling in favor of casinos these days
(Ohio) -- Casino tax proceeds slipped for the first time in the last quarter of 2013, a troubling sign for public officials already hedging their bets about future...

1/14/2014

article Casino taxes headed to local governments, but the amount will be less than expected
(Ohio) -- Authorities will distribute more than $4.8 million in state casino taxes to Cleveland and Cuyahoga County from earnings in the last quarter of 2013. But the...
article First results are in from Churchill Downs Inc.’s Ohio racino entry
(Ohio) -- While I was helping follow the friendly fire in Frankfort last week, the numbers came out for the first weeks of the new Ohio racino co-owned by Louisville-...

1/13/2014

article Cincinnati area lawmakers have ambitious plans for 2014, including voter bill of rights
(Ohio) -- Greater Cincinnati’s delegation of state lawmakers will tackle several major issues in 2014. Items on their agendas include ensuring voter access to...
article Schools to get $47.3 million from casino tax
(Ohio) -- Ohio schools will receive $47.3 million in the latest distribution of tax revenue from the state’s four casinos. The total is 4 percent higher than the...

1/12/2014

article Suburban governments view 2014 with sense of optimism
(Ohio) -- Perhaps it was just an oversight, or it may well be that for Austintown and Boardman townships, the two largest suburban communities in the Mahoning Valley, it...

1/10/2014

article December casino revenue: More rivals compete for the same money spent
(Ohio) -- Greater Cincinnati welcomed a fifth gaming competitor in December, but total gambling revenue barely changed from November, based on figures released by state...
article Local gambling rose in 2013 with new casino, racino
(Ohio) -- Players spent $652.5 million at Greater Cincinnati gambling destinations in 2013, up 3.2 percent from the year before, new data showed Friday.
article Cincinnati hotel market improving, but competition coming soon
(Ohio) -- Between 2000 and 2011, downtown Cincinnati’s hotel business saw a more than 43 percent increase. As occupancy rises, a number of new hotels are now in...
article Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati GM says downtown needs lower hotel rates
(Ohio) -- The General Manager of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati told local real estate professionals Friday that the downtown hotel market needs more price competition.

1/8/2014

article Casinos’ revenue falls with mercury
(Ohio) -- Last year was filled with growing pains for Ohio’s rapidly expanding gambling industry as it contended with increased competition in and around Ohio, a...
article Gaming industry analysts say casino closings because of weather will affect bottom line, but disagree over how much
(Ohio) -- The winter blast that sucker-punched Ohio has hit its casinos, causing two of the 24-hour-a-day businesses to close down, and industry analysts disagree over...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grosses $18.2 million in December, its lowest full month since opening
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grossed $18.2 million in December after paying winners, its lowest full month since it opened in May 2012, according to figures...
article New racinos split Ohio's gambling pot
(Ohio) -- Racinos are growing and transforming Ohio’s $1.1 billion gambling market. Ohio regulators reported the state’s four casinos and four racinos...
article Revenue for Ohio's 4 casinos decreases in December
(Ohio) -- Revenues at each of Ohio's four casinos declined in December, leading to the worst statewide showing in the nine months that all four were open.
article SW Ohio racino posts state's weakest debut so far
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming brought in $5.7 million in gambling action during its first 19 days of operation, making it the least lucrative of Ohio’s four...

1/7/2014

article Hollywood Casino, Scioto Downs gambling revenue fell in December
(Ohio) -- December was a disappointing month for Ohio’s casinos and racinos, as increased competition in and around the state, a still-struggling economy and...
article SW Ohio racino posts state's weakest debut so far
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming raked in $5.7 million in gambling action during its first 19 days of operation, taking the dubious distinction of being the least lucrative...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to reopen, but with a catch
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will reopen Tuesday at 4 p.m. after closing in the wee hours of Monday morning due to the weather, but a burst pipe inside the...

1/6/2014

article Ohio set to report casino revenue from December
(Ohio) -- The latest monthly revenue report for Ohio's casinos will help show how the four voter-approved facilities fared at the height of the winter holiday season.
article Toledo Casino Closes Due to Snow, But Reason for Closure of Cleveland Casino Doesn't Make Sense
(Ohio) -- Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Toledo and all of Lucas County was under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, which essentially barred most people other than emergency...

1/5/2014

article CEO Ameet Patel: Casino bids to grow along with environs
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino general manager Ameet Patel wants to see Columbus’ West Side thrive. A little more than a year after the casino’s grand opening,...

1/2/2014

article Now Hiring: Belterra Park to Hire 700 for New Racino
(Ohio) -- Officials at Belterra Park are hoping to hire up to 700 employees for the new racino near Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Business Courier reports that the...

12/31/2013

article Belterra to hire 700 for new racino
(Ohio) -- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center will begin hiring to fill 700 new jobs on Jan. 6. The new facility, formerly known as River Downs, is looking...

12/29/2013

article Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino to Open New Skywalk on New Year's Eve
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland announced this weekend that it would be opening up its much-anticipated skywalk on New Year's Eve.
article Former Dealer Sues Horseshoe Casino Cleveland for Failing to Protect Her from Sexual Harassment & Creating Hostile Work Environment
(Ohio) -- A former table games dealer at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland has sued her former employer and three supervisors in federal court, making the claim that she...

12/28/2013

article Casinos hire, but arts face cuts in staffing
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s arts, entertainment and recreation sector lost 8,300 jobs in November, which was the largest monthly decline since at least 1990 and contributed...

12/27/2013

article Preble Co. conservative with budget
(Ohio) -- The Preble County Board of Commissioners has approved the county’s 2014 budget, but the spending plan doesn’t include raises for most county...

12/26/2013

article Holiday season brings strong casino revenues
(Ohio) -- Christmas might be over for you, but for area casinos, the holidays are just beginning. Horseshoe Casino officials tell FOX19 that industry-wide, typically...

12/25/2013

article Ohio AG: Lottery's gambling machine plan not legal
(Ohio) -- The state attorney general says the Ohio Lottery's plan to replace illegal video raffle machines with new gambling devices at veterans posts and fraternal...
article Ohio AG: Lottery's gambling machine plan not legal
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery's plan to replace illegal video raffle machines with new gambling devices at veterans posts and fraternal lodges is unconstitutional...

12/24/2013

article No horses, yet, at Ohio's newest racino
(Ohio) -- Company officials said several thousands of people braved the extremely cold temperatures last week to greet the opening of Ohio’s newest racino.
article DeWine: Lottery's proposal for electronic games unconstitutional
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery’s proposal to put new-generation electronic games in veterans posts and fraternal lodges is unconstitutional, Ohio Attorney General Mike...

12/23/2013

article OP/ED: Raffle machines in veterans' halls deserve review by Ohio attorney general
(Ohio) -- Since his inauguration, Governor John Kasich has been living outside the law, treating the Ohio Constitution like an Etch A Sketch he can erase at will. He...

12/19/2013

article Progress made on Austintown racino horse stalls
(Ohio) -- Penn National Gaming and a group representing racehorse owners and trainers have reached an informal agreement to increase the number of stalls at a new...

12/17/2013

article While Ohio’s First Casino Falls Short Of Promise, Backers Say The Horseshoe Still Delivers
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland has been operating for a year and a half now, and boosters say it’s pumped much-needed cash into the local coffers.

12/14/2013

article FOP challenges spending of casino money
(Ohio) -- The State Highway Patrol used casino-tax revenue earmarked for law-enforcement training for travel expenses, hotel rooms, meals and logo polo shirts, records...

12/12/2013

article Gamblers pack racino on opening day
(Ohio) -- More than 1,000 gamblers visited Miami Valley Gaming - the region’s first racino - during the first hour of operation. The racino opened an hour early to...
article It’s opening day for Churchill Downs Inc.’s Ohio casino as regional competition increases
(Ohio) -- Churchill Downs Inc. adds the state of Ohio to its property roster today as Miami Valley ohioflagGaming opens its racino in southwestern Ohio. Ceremonies are...
article Region’s first racino opens today
(Ohio) -- The Cincinnati region’s newest gambling outlet, Miami Valley Gaming, opens at noon Thursday. The gambling destination is the new site for Lebanon Raceway...
article Ohio’s casinos report drops in slot play
(Ohio) -- The month before Miami Valley Gaming & Racing opened on Ohio 63, the four casinos in Ohio reported a $10 million decrease in slot machine play from the...

12/11/2013

article 2 more racinos in Ohio mean more competition
(Ohio) -- The gambling scene is on the verge of getting more crowded in Ohio. Horse racing tracks offering slots-style video lottery terminals will debut Thursday in...
article Racinos mean more competition
(Ohio) -- The gambling scene is on the verge of getting more crowded in Ohio. Horse racing tracks offering slots-style video lottery terminals will debut Thursday in...
article Short North Posse gang used casino to launder drug money, indictment says
(Ohio) -- Ringleaders of a violent gang that Columbus police have battled for decades used the Hollywood Casino on the West Side to launder nearly $1 million of their...

12/9/2013

article Casinos’ November Revenues Little Changed
(Ohio) -- Revenues at Ohio’s four voter-approved casinos remained nearly unchanged in November. The Columbus casino saw a very slight drop in revenues from 17-...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland November revenue numbers flat, ThistleDown continues to grow
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland brought in $20.2 million in revenue after all bets were paid in November. That number was up about 3.5 percent over October'...
article November revenue report due for Ohio's four casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio regulators are ready to release the latest revenue figures for the state's four voter-approved casinos. The Ohio Casino Control Commission was...
article Ohio bingo profits dropping
(Ohio) -- Profits generated by Ohio charities on bingo games have dropped steadily in recent years, according to state statistics.
article Ohio Intensifies Illegal Slots Crackdown [sub req'd]
(Ohio) -- Ohio is intensifying a sweeping crackdown on illegal gambling machines as the state’s four new casinos struggle with an explosion in competition that has...

12/8/2013

article Casinos fall short of revenue projections
(Ohio) -- Revenue has fallen short at Columbus' Hollywood Casino and other casinos across the state. The empty row of slot machines squawking for players can’t...
article Ohio Casinos Continue Lackluster Performance
(Ohio) -- Ohio Casinos Continue Lackluster PerformanceThe Midwestern state of Ohio has only had a casino industry since 2009, with initial estimates at the time...
article Crowded gambling market adding new racino this week
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming & Racing’s Jim Simms is anxious to open the new racino this week in Warren County because by next September, nine racinos or...

12/6/2013

article Sneak Peek Inside Miami Valley's First Racino
(Ohio) -- The countdown is on for the grand opening of the Miami Valley's first racino. Excitement is building as a line forms outside of Miami Valley Gaming Racino...

12/5/2013

article Churchill, partner to open Ohio racino next week
(Ohio) -- A joint venture of Churchill Downs Inc. and Delaware North Cos. Gaming & Entertainment plans to open its Ohio racino next week.
article Hundreds of gamblers get sneak peek at new racino
(Ohio) -- Area gamblers weren’t allowed to sit down and play at one of Miami Valley Gaming’s 1,600 video lottery terminals Thursday night, but they did get a...

12/3/2013

article World Series of Poker won't stop in Cleveland next year, tour says
(Ohio) -- The World Series of Poker won't make a stop in Cleveland, after all. In a statement Tuesday, the tournament announced that it will head to St. Louis on...

11/25/2013

article Horseshoe Casino Expected To Make $354 Million In First Fiscal Year
(Ohio) -- The state agency that runs the Maryland Lottery and regulates the casino business in the state hired a consulting firm in Colorado to predict the financial...
article Rising Star Casino raises stakes in battle with Ohio gambling
(Ohio) -- Rising Star Casino Resort has opened a 104-room hotel to better compete with new casinos and racinos in Ohio. The new facility increases Rising Star’s...

11/24/2013

article Ohio asks if new racino shortchanging race fans
(Ohio) -- State horse-racing officials said they’ll hold off on approving racing dates at a new northeastern Ohio racino until an issue is settled regarding the...

11/22/2013

article Clock Ticks on VLT Revenue Deals in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Time is running out for Ohio racetracks and horsemen's groups to agree on the percentage of video lottery terminal revenue that will go to purses and breed...
article Businesses want gambling games
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s bowling alley, bar and truck stop owners want the gambling games that the state veterans and fraternal organizations rejected.

11/18/2013

article City, township agree to share casino revenue
(Ohio) -- The agreement ends a four-year dispute between Columbus and Franklin Township. The casino sits on land that the city annexed from the township.

11/13/2013

article Austintown receives first $1 million from racino
(Ohio) -- Austintown Township trustees at their Tuesday meeting announced the arrival of $1 million from the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.
article Warren County racino to feature four restaurants, two bars
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming, the new Warren County racino, announced today, its four new restaurants and two bars.

11/11/2013

article Summit a sign of casino mogul's deepening investment in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Casino and sports mogul Dan Gilbert is holding his fifth annual Family Reunion – a leadership summit of top talent from all corners of his Rock Ventures...
article Horseshoe admissions falter in October
(Indiana) -- Admissions at Horseshoe Southern Indiana were 172,920 in October, a 2 percent drop from the 176,239 recorded in October 2012, according to figures newly...

11/9/2013

article Cleveland-area racino leads slots take in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Slots-style video terminals are a big winner for a Cleveland-area racino that also offers betting on horse races. ThistleDown Racino, owned by the Rock Ohio...

11/8/2013

article Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg reclaims top spot in Cincinnati gaming market
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg has reclaimed its top spot among local gaming rivals, as its $19.2 million in October revenue outpaced Horseshoe Casino...
article Hollywood Casino, Scioto Downs post higher numbers for October
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus followed a rough September with a decent October, part of a slight upswing for three of the state’s four casinos.

11/7/2013

article Horseshoe Casino's October revenue off 6 percent from last year
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grossed $19.5 million in October after paying winners, down 6 percent when compared with the same month last year, the Ohio...
article Revenues rise at 3 of Ohio's 4 casinos in October
(Ohio) -- Regulators say three of Ohio's four casinos saw revenue increases last month. Data released Thursday by the Ohio Casino Control Commission shows the...
article Ohio racinos taking business from casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s racinos are taking sizable market share from the state’s four full-blown casinos, an Enquirer analysis shows.

11/6/2013

article Ohio ready to report latest monthly casino revenue
(Ohio) -- The latest totals from Ohio regulators will show whether revenue continued to fall during fall for the casinos in Columbus and Toledo. The Ohio Casino Control...

10/31/2013

article State panel, Penn National must end latest racino flap
(Ohio) -- Six months ago, in the midst of a public battle involving the developer of a racino in Austintown and a state entity, we posed this question: “What does...

10/30/2013

article Columbus casino’s tax value set at $165 million
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus will be taxed based on a value of $165 million — less than half of the $388.6 million spent to build it, Franklin County...
article Tue 8:55pm: Ironworkers hold topping out ceremony at racino
(Ohio) -- Dozens of members of Youngstown Local 207 Ironworkers, construction manager Turner Construction, other construction workers and even some elected officials in...
article Ohio Lottery offers groups substitutes for machines DeWine says are illegal
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery will place gaming machines in veterans posts and fraternal lodges, coming to the rescue of groups whose devices had been ruled illegal.

10/28/2013

article Columbus casino’s tax value set at $165 million
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus will be taxed based on a value of $165 million — less than half of the $388.6 million spent to build it, Franklin County...

10/27/2013

article Ohio horse track to reopen with new name, racino
(Ohio) -- The River Downs horse racing track near Cincinnati will reopen next spring as a racino and with a new name. Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center...
article Tests show well water will work at Hollywood racino in Austintown
(Ohio) -- On behalf of Penn National Gaming, I want to clarify our position on providing water for our under-construction Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course...

10/26/2013

article Racing commission concerned about number of horse stalls at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The state racing commission officially voiced its concern Thursday about the number of horse stalls planned at a racino already under construction in...

10/25/2013

article Racing Commission says it wants more horse stalls at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The state racing commission voiced its concern today about the number of horse stalls planned at a racino already under construction in Austintown.

10/20/2013

article SW Ohio racino to open in December, not 2014
(Ohio) -- A new Southwest Ohio racino has moved up its opening date to December in hopes of capitalizing on the holiday season and drawing visitors’ attention before a...

10/18/2013

article Warren County racino set to open in December
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming and Racing is planning to open its racino in Warren County on Dec. 12, months before the original opening date.

10/16/2013

article OU prof training future casino bosses
(Ohio) -- Ohio's new casinos need executives with special business skills, and an Ohio University professor thinks OU can deal a winning hand for itself, students...

10/15/2013

article Casino payments nearly equal to last installment
(Ohio) -- After a year of increasing payments from the Casino Revenue Tax, it appears as though the money received by Ohio’s 88 counties has leveled off.
article West Side business owners yet to benefit from casino
(Ohio) -- No one is sure when the neon “o” in Chopsticks fell off the Golden Chopsticks restaurant sign on W. Broad Street across from Hollywood Casino...

10/13/2013

article Casino tax revenue falls
(Ohio) -- After five-consecutive quarters of growth, casino tax revenue to Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and Youngstown has dropped for the first time, but...

10/12/2013

article House Bill 269 would deduct casino losses from state taxes
(Ohio) -- Gamblers could deduct casino losses up to the amount of their winnings, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House.
article Racino construction shows visible progress
(Ohio) -- A one-mile race track is laid out and steel beams are up on the approximately 100,000-square-foot clubhouse for the $125 million Mahoning Valley Race Course.

10/10/2013

article Caesars chief sees ideal environment developing
(Ohio) -- Plans for nearby residential and retail development could help move Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati closer to the “ideal urban casino,” a top company...
article Why Midwestern Casinos Ban Free Drinks
(Ohio) -- There's a casino in downtown Cleveland near my hotel, so I swung by last night to play a little blackjack and made $7.50 but I was surprised to find that...
article Gamblers' Relief Bill Proposed in House
(Ohio) -- Gamblers could deduct casino losses up to the amount of their winnings, under legislation being considered in the Ohio House. HB 268 was offered by Reps....

10/9/2013

article Cities, counties to get nearly $40 million in casino tax revenue
(Ohio) -- Ohio cities and counties will receive $39.3 million, including nearly $2.7 million for Columbus, from the quarterly distribution of tax revenue from the state...

10/8/2013

article Casino boss’ prediction comes true: Horseshoe Cincinnati beats Hollywood Lawrenceburg for first time
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati beat Lawrenceburg’s Hollywood Casino for the first time since opening seven months ago, according to numbers released by...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Rebounds In September
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland rebounded in September, collecting $19,343,135 from customers who gambled, according to a state report released Monday. In...
article Horseshoe Casino loyalty program paying off
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will become the region’s No. 1 gambling destination, toppling Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, promises Caesars...
article Horseshoe Casino tops in Ohio, raked in $19.8 million last month
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati raked in $19.8 million in gambling revenue in September, up 3 percent from August, the Ohio Casino Control Commission said Monday.

10/7/2013

article After One Year, Hollywood Casino Bringing Investment On West Side
(Ohio) -- Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the Hollywood Casino Columbus on the West Side. Supporters call the location a crucial part of redevelopment while...
article Hollywood Casino Columbus revenue slipped in September
(Ohio) -- Revenue at the Hollywood Casino Columbus continues to slide. The casino took in $15.71 million from slots and table games in September, down 7 percent from...
article Horseshoe Cleveland revenue inches up in September
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cleveland grossed more than $19.3 million in September, rebounding slightly from an August that was the casino's worst month to date.

10/1/2013

article Ohio Casinos Warned Of ‘Suicidal’ Free Slots Spend [sub req'd]
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four big urban casinos are offering tens of millions in free slot play in a bid to turn around a long slide in revenue, one that began just months...

9/28/2013

article Cuyahoga County Pushes Tax on Free Casino Rooms
(Ohio) -- Ohio's most populous county is pushing a plan to raise $2 million annually by taxing hotel rooms the Cleveland casino gives away as perks to high rollers.

9/27/2013

article Casino money might help pay for combined dispatch
(Ohio) -- Casino money could be used to help to fund the creation of a countywide dispatch center for emergency responders in Clark County, according to local leaders.
article Gaming roundup: Executives say industry saturated
(Ohio) -- A panel of gaming executives agreed on something that some experts and perhaps more than a few Ohioans have already concluded: The U.S. casino industry is...
article Cuyahoga County latest to consider taxing casino's free hotel rooms
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County may follow Cleveland's lead and soon begin taxing hotel rooms given away by the Horseshoe Casino.
article Tax-increment finance district created for Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The Mahoning County commissioners today approved creating a tax-increment finance district, or TIF, on 187 acres between state Routes 11 and 46 in Austintown...

9/22/2013

article Cleveland Casino Wasn't 'Positioned As A Savoir To Downtown', General Manager Says
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s commercial brick-and-mortar casino industry is still in its infancy, as operators are still figuring out how much gaming revenue the market will...
article State to bankroll addiction treatment
(Ohio) -- Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, outlined the $4.9 million problemgambling response plan before the Ohio...

9/21/2013

article Commissioners announce proposal to benefit Austintown Racino
(Ohio) -- Mahoning County Commissioners have announced a proposal designed to increase the benefit of new tax dollars from the Hollywood Gaming Casino and Racetrack.
article State to begin paying for gambling addicts' treatment
(Ohio) -- Taxes on Ohio's four casinos will pay for guaranteed treatment of bettors with verified gambling addictions.

9/20/2013

article Cincinnati casino restricts minors
(Ohio) -- Starting Sept. 30, the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will bar visitors under the age of 21 from most of the facility to comply with a new state law.
article Escort now required for Cincinnati casino visitors under 21
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati can continue to welcome visitors younger than 21 but will have to have employees accompany such patrons anytime they’re...
article State will pay for treatment of gamblers
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s newest campaign to combat problem gambling comes with a guarantee: If you have a verified gambling addiction, you’ll get state-funded care.

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