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Racino revenue represents windfall for Northfield

Ohio communities that host a racino will get $1 million in each of the first two years, and possibly $500,000 a year afterward, thanks to a bill the House and Senate approved, which is awaiting the governor’s signature.

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2/9/2016

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino on pace for January: Casino, racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland brought in $17.3 million in revenue in January, about the same as in January 2015, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission...
article Ohio's racino revenue jumps in January while casinos' business flat
(Ohio) -- Ohio's racinos had a strong month in January, with revenue up 9 percent from a year earlier, and up 7.5 percent at Columbus' Scioto Downs.

2/5/2016

article Ohio Casino Settles Misclassification, OT Suit [sub req'd]
(Ohio) -- A putative class of casino workers and their Cincinnati employer asked an Ohio federal court on Wednesday to grant preliminary approval to a deal that would...

1/31/2016

article Best of Ohio series coming to Mahoning Valley this fall
(Ohio) -- The five richest stakes for Ohio-breds will be contested at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown in 2016. For the first time, the Best of Ohio series in...

1/23/2016

article County auditor and school treasurer give updates on casino revenue
(Ohio) -- Hocking County Auditor Ken Wilson and Logan-Hocking School District Treasurer Paul Shaw recently provided updated information outlining the income that has...

1/8/2016

article No snow in December helps drive up revenue at Columbus’ two gambling halls
(Ohio) -- Mild weather and a lively New Year’s Eve combined in December for a good hand at Columbus’ two gambling venues and across Ohio. Across Ohio,...

1/7/2016

article Casinos, racinos enjoy a winning streak
(Ohio) -- Fears of an oversaturated gambling market in Ohio may be subsiding if current trends at the state’s casinos and racinos continue into 2016. Buoyed by a...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland revenue increases 14.5 percent due to warm weather and holiday: December casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- A balmy December and holiday visitors likely led to healthy revenues at Ohio's racinos and casinos, according to figures released Thursday. The seven...
article Upbeat ending to ’15 lifts casino revenues
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos ended 2015 on a high note, with December coming in as the industry’s second best month of the year. A report released Thursday by...
article OP/ED: Cuyahoga County Council must be smarter about doling out casino taxes for economic development
(Ohio) -- In 2012, Cuyahoga County Council wisely passed an ordinance to use its share of tax revenue gleaned from casino gambling to boost economic development in...

1/5/2016

article New manager takes helm of Toledo casino
(Ohio) -- For the second time in less than a year, Penn National Gaming Inc. is bringing a new general manager to its Hollywood Casino Toledo.

1/4/2016

article Cuyahoga County's casino taxes should go to communities, say county council members
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council wants to use casino tax funds to provide grants to communities. Council members are discussing an ordinance to amend the county code to...
article Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review
(Ohio) -- Failing to tax more than $650 million worth of promotional freebies at casinos and racinos has been a direct hit to Ohio's school districts and local...

12/31/2015

article Capital News: Expect action in new year on gambling regulations
(Ohio) -- Lawmakers should continue to consider limiting the use of promotional credits at casinos and consolidating control of other gaming options. Those were the main...

12/28/2015

article Panel: $650M in untaxed Ohio gambling freebies need review
(Ohio) -- A legislative panel is questioning more than $650 million in untaxed freebies that Ohio casinos and racinos have distributed since the first legalized gambling...
article Raffle machines bring in $17M amid pending lawsuit
(Ohio) -- Electronic raffle machines operated by fraternal and veterans groups have raised $17 million for Ohio charities and remain in use amid a pending lawsuit over...

12/11/2015

article Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg shrinking slot machine options
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg hit an all-time low in revenue last month after quietly taking hundreds of slot machines off line in the last 12 months.
article Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers
(Ohio) -- Enough Ohioans are struggling with problem gambling to populate a Columbus suburb. With the rest of the nation they spend more than $7 billion to support their...

12/8/2015

article Brewpub, weather boost Scioto Downs revenue by 14%
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Scioto Downs Racino jumped 14 percent in November, helped by the opening of a new restaurant and mild fall weather. The racino and horse track had...
article November casino revenue in Ohio jumped at all 4 sites
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue increased in November at all four of Ohio’s state-controlled casinos with statewide revenue totaling $64.6 million, an increase of 2.9...

12/7/2015

article Hollywood Gaming slips below $7 million mark
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway’s string of $7 million months ended in November as the racino reported just under $6.8 million in revenue. The north...
article November casino revenue in Ohio jumped at all 4 sites
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue increased in November at all four of Ohio’s state-controlled casinos with statewide revenue totaling $64.6 million, an increase of 2.9...
article Revenue up at both Scioto Downs and Hollywood Columbus
(Ohio) -- Gamblers parted with more money at Hollywood Casino Columbus and Scioto Downs Racino in November than a year ago, putting Central Ohio’s two gaming...

12/3/2015

article Ohio casino jackpots cause increase in child support collections
(Ohio) -- State child support payments bounced back to pre-recession levels after $1.8 billion was collected in the past fiscal year, the Ohio Department of Job and...

11/30/2015

article Gambling addicts get Franklin County aid
(Ohio) -- Help for problem gamblers will expand in central Ohio through an alliance between Maryhaven and the Franklin County ADAMH Board. The county Alcohol, Drug and...

11/22/2015

article Rock Gaming Raises Stakes in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Rock Gaming will soon begin operating the Horseshoe casinos in both Cleveland and Cincinnati, as well as the ThistleDown Racino in North Randall.

11/19/2015

article Las Vegas veteran to oversee Rock Gaming casino and racino in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Mark Tricano, a Las Vegas casino executive, has been named senior vice president of operations for Northeast Ohio by Rock Gaming LLC, which is taking over...
article Austintown racino horse gender mixup hearing canceled
(Ohio) -- All parties involved in a dispute over a male horse running a female race at the Austintown Racino earlier in November have waived their right to hearing,...

11/17/2015

article Ohio State files suit against casino over concert venue name
(Ohio) -- Ohio State University has filed a lawsuit in an effort to prevent a Cincinnati casino from naming its concert venue “The Shoe.” The Columbus...
article Ohio State sues Cincinnati casino over ‘Shoe’ name
(Ohio) -- “The Shoe” belongs on only one foot, at least according to a trademark case filed by Ohio State University against the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino...

11/16/2015

article Hearing scheduled for Austintown racino’s male-female horse mixup
(Ohio) -- Officials have set a hearing for Friday to discuss a Nov. 4 race in which a male horse ran in place of a female. Ohio State Racing Commissioner Mark Munroe...

11/15/2015

article Should Hamilton County spend casino cash or give it back to you?
(Ohio) -- You probably won’t have to pay as much on your property tax bill next year. But don’t get too excited.

11/12/2015

article Cuyahoga County to use casino funds for Euclid development
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council has agreed to use $4 million of its share of casino gambling proceeds for a loan to help the city of Euclid complete the second phase...

11/10/2015

article Hollywood Casino’s revenue mostly flat in October
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Hollywood Casino Columbus totaled $17.3 million in October, roughly the same as in October 2014, according to results released by the Ohio Casino...
article Casino rivals reshuffle the deck as Cincinnati gaming market matures
(Ohio) -- The market-share leader is tossing the Horseshoe brand name. The last-place rival is betting on a Christmas miracle. As Cincinnati’s gaming market...

11/9/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's October revenues tops in Ohio
(Ohio) -- For the first time in months, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland was the top revenue producer of the state's four casinos and seven racinos, outpacing Hard Rock...
article October casino revenue up from 2014
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released its October 2015 casino revenue report showing statewide revenues about $3 million above those of October 2014...
article Ohio’s casinos, racinos see bump in October revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus and Scioto Downs Racino saw slight bumps in revenue during October and the state’s 11 gambling facilities collectively saw more...

11/6/2015

article Dan Gilbert's gaming company may need to develop ties in Las Vegas to keep local gamblers happy, one expert says
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert may need to expand his gambling company to Las Vegas if he expects his casinos and racino in Ohio to succeed after their affiliation with Caesar...
article ThistleDown Racino and the Horseshoe Cleveland casino are getting new names: What do you think they should be?
(Ohio) -- By next summer, ThistleDown Racino and Horseshoe Cleveland casino in their current state will be no more, with the gambling venues getting new names and...
article Male horse ran female race at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- An investigation is underway tonight at the Mahoning Valley Race Course because of a race that happened Wednesday night. The Ohio State Racing Commission...

11/4/2015

article Dan Gilbert's casinos part ways with Caesars
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will change its name and no longer be run by Caesars Entertainment as owner Dan Gilbert and Rock Gaming cut back their business...

11/3/2015

article Cleveland, Cincinnati casinos will be renamed by new owners
(Ohio) -- Two of Ohio’s four casinos will have new names and new management by the middle of next year. Rock Gaming announced that it’s taking over...
article Horseshoe Casino taps new boss
(Ohio) -- Caesars Entertainment has tapped the general manager of its Horseshoe Casino Baltimore to take the helm at the Horseshoe here in Cincinnati.
article Loss of Total Rewards program at Horseshoe Cleveland Casino upsets gamblers
(Ohio) -- Cleveland gamblers will lose access to one of the nation's largest customer-loyalty programs in mid-2016, when Caesar Entertainment's Total Rewards...
article Rock Gaming to take over Caesars Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Rock Gaming is taking over Caesars’ three Ohio casino and it will be business as usual. Starting June 2016, Rock Gaming LLC is taking over Horseshoe...

10/31/2015

article I-Team exclusive: Horseshoe Casino dealer speaks out about cheating accusations
(Ohio) -- Robert Brown, 57, is ready for trick-or-treat at his home on Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills. What he never expected on this night before All Hallows Eve,...

10/30/2015

article Live racing returns to Austintown racino today
(Ohio) -- Live horse racing returns at 12:45 p.m. today to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The race course had more interest from both horsemen and...

10/23/2015

article Mountaineer casino owner announces enhancement at Ohio facility
(Ohio) -- The company that owns Mountaineer Racetrack & Casino in Chester announced plans this week to enhance its racino in Columbus, OH. Eldorado, Inc. announced...

10/22/2015

article Ohio bet on gambling didn’t meet expectations
(Ohio) -- Gamblers stream from a parking deck across a glass bridge over Prospect Avenue to the floor of the Horseshoe Casino. After they’ve struck it big, or...
article Scioto Downs adding 118-room hotel as racino raises the stakes in Columbus' gaming market
(Ohio) -- Scioto Downs Racino will soon have a way for gamblers to stick around awhile. The south-Columbus harness-racing facility’s operator, Eldorado Resorts Inc...

10/21/2015

article Regulators not given reason for casino manager resignation
(Ohio) -- Ohio regulators learned last week that Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati general manager Kevin Kline was resigning, but weren't given a specific reason for his...

10/20/2015

article Casino tax revenue falls
(Ohio) -- Casino tax revenue to Ohio’s counties and major cities during this year’s third quarter are below those of the same quarter in 2014. When comparing...

10/19/2015

article Cincinnati casino leader to resign
(Ohio) -- The leader of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati will resign in the coming weeks. John Payne, CEO of Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., said Horseshoe general...

10/15/2015

article Casino tax revenue up slightly in 3rd quarter of year
(Ohio) -- Tax revenue from Ohio’s four full-service casinos showed a slight increase in the third quarter of the year. The Ohio Department of Taxation report for...
article Man accused of taking $8k in chips from Horseshoe Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A man is accused of taking $8,000 in chips from Horseshoe Casino Monday, according to the Ohio casino control commission. Nyamekye Taylor, 38, is accused...

10/14/2015

article Casino revenue down for Allen County
(Ohio) -- Allen County Commissioners say casino revenue is down about $50,000 compared to last year and well below the amount it was promised. A report released Tuesday...
article Casino tax revenue up slightly
(Ohio) -- Tax revenue from Ohio’s four casinos showed a slight uptick in the third quarter, producing $66.6 million earmarked for cities, counties, schools and...

10/13/2015

article $10,000 in chips missing from Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino is missing $10,000 worth of chips, but it hasn't determined if they were stolen, a casino spokesperson said Tuesday.

10/8/2015

article Ohio Casino Revenue Increases 2% in September
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission posted the financial results of the state’s four casinos for September 2015. Revenue increased almost 2% year-on-year...

10/7/2015

article Horseshoe Cleveland Casino's revenues down 7 percent: September casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Cleveland Casino's revenues dropped 7 percent to $15.8 million in September, marking the second worst monthly total since the casino opened in May...

9/29/2015

article Cleveland casino market leads Ohio, but trails Pittsburgh and Detroit: regional casino rankings
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Cleveland casino and the Rocksino in Northfield are among Ohio's top gambling venues, but their revenues lag far behind casinos in Detroit and...

9/27/2015

article Questions remain surrounding legality of Queen of Hearts
(Ohio) -- As Mahoning Valley residents have flocked to Barry Dyngles pub to buy tickets for their chance at finding the elusive Queen of Hearts and its $1 million-plus...

9/20/2015

article ‘The Problem Has Been Solved': Thistledown, HBPA Dispute Over
(Ohio) -- A dispute between the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and ThistleDown Racino that caused simulcasts from the track to be cut has...

9/19/2015

article Racino celebrates one year with owners lauding region
(Ohio) -- A year ago, Penn National Gaming opened the doors to its $250 million horse-racing track and slots-only casino in Austintown with much fanfare and a great deal...
article Fade To Black: Ohio HBPA Cuts ThistleDown Simulcast Signal
(Ohio) -- Claiming that ThistleDown Racino is in violation of a contract signed last year, the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association has cut the...

9/18/2015

article West-side revival slow-moving 3 years after Hollywood Casino's debut
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ west side can count some wins and some losses since betting on a Hollywood Casino Columbus-led revival starting in 2012.
article Happy birthday Austintown Racino
(Ohio) -- One year ago Thursday, “Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course” on Route 46 in Austintown opened for the first time. The horse track...

9/15/2015

article Casinos and racinos contributed $3 billion to Ohio's economy in 2014, gaming association report says
(Ohio) -- Ohio's 11 casinos and racinos contributed $3 billion to the state's economy in 2014 and supported approximately 17,600 jobs, according to a study...
article The casino industry touts a big economic payoff in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A new report paid for by the gambling industry shows Ohio’s casinos and racinos are pumping billions of dollars into Ohio’s economy. Statehouse...

9/9/2015

article Horseshoe casino had a good month, Belterra's was even better
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino was the only of Ohio's four casinos to see gains in revenue during Aug. 2015, according to data released by the casino...
article Scioto Downs revenue up in August, Hollywood Casino down
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ two gambling venues offered a mixed bag in revenue results last month. Revenue at Hollywood Casino Columbus totaled $15.7 million in August,...
article VLT play falls in August at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Video lottery play dipped last month at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The Ohio Lottery Commission reported that $73,989,317 worth of...

9/8/2015

article Hollywood Casino has its worst month since January 2014
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus rolled cold in August as Ohio's weather cooperated enough for more outdoor activities. Revenue plunged 14 percent to less than $...
article Hollywood Gaming's expansion to be complete by Wednesday
(Ohio) -- New machines are available at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, coming online in recent weeks. The last of those machines, an expansion of the...
article Hard Rock Rocksino remains the top Ohio destination for gamblers: August casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park continued its dominance among Ohio casinos and racinos, generating a record $18.92 million in revenue in August. While the...
article Revenue consistent at Dayton’s racino
(Ohio) -- Dayton’s racino marked its first year in business with another $7 million month — its seventh in a row. “They seem to be settling in with a...

9/7/2015

article Editorial: Campaign might curb problem gambling
(Ohio) -- About 5 percent of Ohioans are at risk of becoming problem gamblers. That’s not a huge percentage, but big enough to ruin the lives of tens of thousands...

9/1/2015

article Holocaust survivors gamble on outing to casino, courtesy of Gilbert
(Ohio) -- Fifty-seven Holocaust survivors experienced a dramatic change of pace Aug. 19. Rather than have their weekly meeting in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, they...
article Horseshoe Casino adding rooftop bar
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is set to debut its new rooftop bar this weekend. The Terrace Rooftop Bar, a 4,000-square-foot outdoor space on the casino’s...

8/30/2015

article 1 year later, did racino meet the mark?
(Ohio) -- The Dayton racino opened its doors one year ago; while Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is pulling out all the stops for its first anniversary celebrations...

8/28/2015

article Cleveland poker dealer may be most popular in the U.S.
(Ohio) -- Could the most popular poker dealer in the country work right here at Cleveland's Horseshoe Casino? It's a good possibility. Leslie Messmer is in the...
article Racino falls short on jobs promise
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has delivered healthy revenue numbers during its first year in business, but the north Dayton racino has fallen far short of...
article Schools get another $754K from casinos
(Ohio) -- Clark and Champaign county schools will receive more than $754,000 in casino revenue this month, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation. This...
article Ohians for Responsible Gambling launch public awareness campaign urging responsible gambling
(Ohio) -- Janet Monk says she understood that her husband had problems, primarily with alcohol. But when he took his own life in November of 2014, she says was not...

8/27/2015

article Racino Celebrating One Year in Dayton
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway this weekend will celebrate a year in business. The racino has hosted more than 1.7 million visitors and given out jackpots...

8/26/2015

article Ohio coalition places bets on public campaign
(Ohio) -- On Tuesday, Janet Monk received another VIP invitation for her husband from an Indiana casino urging him to come back. But her husband will not return to...

8/23/2015

article Gambling just as much an addiction
(Ohio) -- There are many organizations dedicated to helping people kick the habit, whether that habit is tobacco, alcohol, prescription pills or other hard drugs.

8/22/2015

article Ohio launches campaign to combat problem gambling
(Ohio) -- The state is launching a new campaign targeting the 5 percent of Ohioans struggling with problem gambling. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Ohio Lottery...

8/20/2015

article Township: State reneged on racino money
(Ohio) -- When Belterra Park opened in 2014 it was promised to be a boom to Anderson Township. Trustee Russ Jackson said the racino has been great for the area. His beef...
article State launching new campaign to combat problem gambling
(Ohio) -- The state will double-down on problem gambling with a new education campaign kicking off Monday. The Ohio Lottery Commission, Ohio Casino Control Commission,...

8/18/2015

article Cost of policing Anderson racino has township worried
(Ohio) -- When Belterra racino opened in Anderson Township in May 2014, it had a frequent visitor: the police. Police have been called to Belterra Park Gaming &...

8/14/2015

article Casino ferry plan delayed, not sunk
(Ohio) -- Rising Star Casino's parent company's plan to re-establish ferry service between Southeast Indiana and Northern Kentucky has run aground – for...

8/12/2015

article Greater Cincinnati casino company grows with hotel acquisition
(Ohio) -- A Cincinnati entrepreneur is growing his gaming company with the purchase of its second property. Premier Gaming Group of Union partnered with the Virginia-...

8/10/2015

article Cincinnati casino workers file lawsuit
(Ohio) -- More than 100 past and present Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati employees have joined a lawsuit saying the company owes them pay, the Enquirer reports. The group of...
article Austintown racino has second biggest month in history
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course recorded the second biggest month of video lottery play since the gaming venue.opened last September. The Ohio...

8/9/2015

article July: Big month for Austintown VLTs
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course may be gearing up for a big year. During July, the Ohio Lottery Commission reports 78,823,064 credits played at...
article The one debate question that would stump every GOP candidate: Did you know there’s a casino next door?
(Ohio) -- As Republican presidential candidates descend upon Cleveland this week, they could be forgiven for not realizing that the casino gaming industry has blossomed...

8/8/2015

article Hollywood Casino Toledo revenues up from last year
(Ohio) -- State gaming officials said July revenues at Hollywood Casino Toledo were up 3.7 percent over last year, the largest increase among Ohio’s four casinos.
article Hollywood Casino, Grantville, slot revenue up in July
(Ohio) -- Slot machine revenues at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racetrack were up about 3 percent last month from a year ago, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming...

8/7/2015

article Workers say casino cheated them on pay
(Ohio) -- More than 100 past and present employees at Cincinnati’s Horseshoe casino say the company owes them back wages for making them work during breaks, beyond...
article Horseshoe Cincinnati revenue down nearly $5M compared to 2014
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati was down by almost $5 million for the year compared to this time last year, according to data released by the Ohio...
article Central Ohio gambling venues saw gains in July
(Ohio) -- Columbus’ two gambling venues continue to show signs of steady revenue growth. Revenue at the Hollywood Casino Columbus totaled $18.2 million in July, up...
article Hollywood Casino Toledo focuses on gambling awareness
(Ohio) -- The Hollywood Casino Toledo is wrapping up a responsible gaming awareness week Saturday with a 5K run to raise money for a local mental health and addiction...

8/5/2015

article $2 million seized from Ohio casino winners for child support
(Ohio) -- Ohio authorities say they have seized $2 million in unpaid child support from jackpot winners at the state's casinos and racinos in the past 11 months....

8/4/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland hiring part-time dealers
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is hiring 50 part-time table games dealers. The casino will provide free training. The six-week Table Games Academy begins Sept. 10...
article Rising Star Casino floats new plan for growth: Ferry rides to Rabbit Hash
(Ohio) -- An investment affiliate of Rising Star Casino has purchased a four-acre plot of riverfront land in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, apparently in pursuit of a ferry boat...

8/1/2015

article Bank rejects bid for property near Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- The bank that owns property across from Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is still working to obtain a sum closer to the nearly $1 million...

7/25/2015

article Ohio Casino Tax Revenue Drops in Second Quarter
(Ohio) -- According to information released by the Ohio Department of Taxation, the state’s four casinos generated 7% less in tax revenue during the second quarter...

7/24/2015

article Casino tax revenue down in second quarter
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos produced about 7 percent less tax revenue in the second quarter of the year, funneling $64.2 million to cities, counties, schools and...

7/21/2015

article Bernie Kosar featured in video lottery machine at Hard Rock Rocksino (video)
(Ohio) -- Josie Laboy quickly lost $60 in the new Bernie Kosar gambling machine at Hard Rock Rockino Northfield Park, but she was unfazed. The Macedonia resident,...

7/19/2015

article Hollywood Gaming Hosts Job Fair
(Ohio) -- If you're looking for a full time job here in the Miami Valley head to the Hollywood Racino. Dozens turned out today for the company's job fair.
article Casino Ex-Workers, Others Charged In Cheating Scams In Ohio
(Ohio) -- Three former Cincinnati casino workers and others accused in two alleged cheating scams last year have been indicted on felony gambling charges.

7/18/2015

article Casino-tax revenue drops for Mahoning Valley governments
(Ohio) -- Casino-tax revenues reflecting gambling activity during the second quarter of this year have declined compared to those of the first quarter, according to the...
article Job seekers trying to land positions at Dayton racino
(Ohio) -- Dozens of people were looking to land a job Saturday at Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway. The racino held a job fair looking to fill more than 80 full-time,...
article Austintown racino to add 75 video slot machines
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course opened its doors for the first time to gamblers in Austintown 10 months ago to the day on Friday.

7/17/2015

article Casinos charged 42 percent more people with crimes in last fiscal year
(Ohio) -- More people trespassed and cheated in Ohio's four casinos in the past year, according to annual criminal statistics released this week by the Ohio Casino...

7/15/2015

article Hollywood Casino boosts development on Columbus’ West Side
(Ohio) -- The glitzy opening of Hollywood Casino Columbus in 2012 came with plenty of talk about the positive impact the $400 million gaming palace off West Broad Street...

7/8/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland guests lucky, especially at the tables: June casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's gamblers hit the jackpot so often in June that the casino reported its lowest monthly revenue total since opening in May 2012...
article Racino numbers improve for third straight month
(Ohio) -- An uptick in numbers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course continued for a third-straight month in June. Though the net win, or revenue after...
article Scioto Downs, Hollywood Casino see no bump from June’s heavy rain
(Ohio) -- Even nonstop rain could not help Scioto Downs Racino and Hollywood Casino Columbus pull in more gamblers in June and overcome their usual revenue dips during...
article Anderson Twp. racino communities get promised funds
(Ohio) -- Anderson Township will receive a $1 million payment from the state as a racino host community. This is not the ongoing payment of $500,000 a year that was...

7/7/2015

article NBA Finals no boost for Cleveland casino / Gamblers cleaned up as casino suffered its worst month
(Ohio) -- The NBA Finals weren’t kind to the Cleveland Cavaliers — or to the casino near the arena where the Golden State Warriors carried off their trophy....
article Ohio casino revenue down in June; Toledo posts gains
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos totaled $63.5 million in June, a drop of 0.2 percent compared with a year ago and the lowest month so far this...
article City of Dayton upset over loss of racino money
(Ohio) -- The city of Dayton will be limited to $1 million in revenue from the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway racino instead of the $500,000 annual payments it had...

7/6/2015

article Latest revenue figures due for Ohio's 4 casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio's four casinos have generated more than $345 million in revenue this year, and that total will rise as state regulators release the figures for June....

7/5/2015

article Austintown officials to decide what to do with $1 million from upcoming racino payments
(Ohio) -- Township officials will decide over the coming months what to do with the $1 million they will receive from two years’ worth of racino payments.

7/1/2015

article Renderings show what renovated ThistleDown Racino will look like after $70 million upgrade
(Ohio) -- Renderings released today show for the first time what ThistleDown Racino will look like after a $70 million facelift. Work has already begun at the North...
article Austintown, racino communities to receive two $500,000 racino payments
(Ohio) -- Austintown and the other five racino host communities in Ohio are getting $500,000 payments for the next two years. Republican Gov. John Kasich did not line-...

6/25/2015

article Distinguished chef comes to Cincinnati's new racino
(Ohio) -- Belterra Park Gaming named Don Yamauchi as its new executive chef. Yamauchi has 25 years of culinary experience at restaurants like Carlos Restaurant and Le...

6/24/2015

article Ohio Supreme Court Considers Racino Case
(Ohio) -- Critics of a decision by Gov. John Kasich to legalize video lottery terminals at seven Ohio horse tracks and share proceeds with casino operators running the...
article Ohio Supreme Court to decide if group can sue the state for allowing video lottery terminals at horse racing tracks
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Supreme Court must decide whether a group can file suit against the state for allowing video lottery terminals at horse racing tracks and other policy...

6/23/2015

article Group argues Ohio Supreme Court should allow challenge to legality of video slots at racetracks
(Ohio) -- Ohioans who want to challenge the use of video lottery terminals at racetracks and the state's constitutional provision for casinos asked the Ohio Supreme...
article Ohio Supreme Court hears arguments on legal standing in anti-gambling group's slots challenge
(Ohio) -- A lawsuit before the Ohio Supreme Court alleges Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) unconstitutionally legalized video lottery terminals at seven Ohio horse tracks...

6/22/2015

article Justices in Ohio set to hear arguments in slots challenge
(Ohio) -- Gov. John Kasich unconstitutionally legalized video lottery terminals at seven Ohio horse tracks and shared proceeds with casino operators running the...
article Ohio’s casinos unaffected by bid to thwart legal pot
(Ohio) -- An anti-monopoly proposal aimed at making it harder for special financial interests to find a home in the Ohio Constitution might block pending marijuana...

6/20/2015

article Language for $500,000 racino payment within Ohio Senate approved state budget
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Senate approved a $71.3 biennial budget Thursday that included language for the $500,000 racino payments going to six eligible communities, including...

6/17/2015

article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is a sound approach to urban gaming development with mixed results
(Ohio) -- Forbes.com calls attention to a white paper that looks at development trends in urban casinos, including Cleveland’s. The bottom line of the paper from...

6/16/2015

article Inspectors cite casino's new smoking patio
(Ohio) -- Health inspectors said people should not be allowed to smoke at the outdoor smoking patio at Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino. It opened late 2014. But the...
article Local communities have waited long enough for their gambling bet to pay off
(Ohio) -- Just as nuclear energy failed to live up to its promise 50 years ago of electricity so cheap that it wouldn’t be worth running it through a meter, the...

6/12/2015

article Racino communities get new deal
(Ohio) -- A state budget amendment that would detail who is responsible to make promised $500,000 payments to communities hosting racinos and when reached the Ohio...
article The horse racing industry is growing in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Not long ago, the Horse Racing Industry was operating on small purses in Ohio. With less prize money for winners, it was difficult to attract the best horses,...

6/10/2015

article Racino slots become winners in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Racino slots become winners in OhioThe slots at Ohio’s seven harness racing facilities are winning more than the slots at the state’s casinos in...
article Revenue at Toledo casino rises 4.5% in May
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s four casinos topped $71 million in May — the second-best month this year — though only Penn National Gaming Inc....
article Schiavoni amendment to racino payment under consideration in Columbus
(Ohio) -- Among the items in ongoing state budget talks at the Ohio Senate is an amendment to address the promised $500,000 payment to Ohio’s racino communities,...
article Senate to consider new deal for payments to racino communities
(Ohio) -- A racino payment amendment is among the issues to be talked about in the Ohio Senate during state budget talks, beginning today.

6/9/2015

article Racino revenue growing at fast clip in Ohio
(Ohio) -- For the second-consecutive month, Ohio’s seven harness-racing facilities out-earned the state’s four casinos in May. And, according to new data...
article Marcus Glover resigns as GM of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
(Ohio) -- Marcus Glover, senior vice president and general manager of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and a key figure in helping bring casino gambling to the city, has...

6/8/2015

article Ohio casinos' May revenue just shy of total from year ago
(Ohio) -- The latest monthly report shows revenue rose from April to May at three of Ohio's four casinos, yielding a statewide total that increased month-to-month...
article Ohio to release May revenue figures for state's 4 casinos
(Ohio) -- New totals from state regulators will show whether May revenue from Ohio's four casinos topped the $69.5 million they brought in during April. The Ohio...
article Revenue grows at Hollywood Casino, Scioto Downs
(Ohio) -- Both of central Ohio’s gambling venues posted gains in revenue last month. Hollywood Casino Columbus had revenue of $18.4 million in May, an uptick of 0....
article Video lottery play up slightly at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Video lottery play was up marginally last month at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The Ohio Lottery Commission reported that $75,596,933...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland slot revenue on decline while Hard Rock Rocksino revenue is strong: May casino and racino reports
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's slot machines rang up the lowest full-month revenue total in its history in May, while the Hard Rock Rocksino's video...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's general manager is leaving
(Ohio) -- Marcus Glover, who led the development and then oversaw the operations of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, is leaving. "It is with mixed emotions that we...

6/7/2015

article Casino tax money falls short for Nationwide Arena debt and maintenance
(Ohio) -- A fund meant to buy new seats or replace the roof at Nationwide Arena already is running dry three years after the city and county agreed to use casino tax...

6/4/2015

article Ohio's racinos are holding their own, but the future is a gamble
(Ohio) -- Business has been steady in the two years since Ohio’s seven horse tracks were converted into racinos. In April, the facilities that offer horse racing...

6/3/2015

article Ohio's racinos are holding their own, but the future is a gamble
(Ohio) -- Business has been steady in the two years since Ohio’s seven horse tracks were converted into racinos. In April, the facilities that offer horse racing...

6/1/2015

article Maryhaven tries new way to aid problem gamblers
(Ohio) -- In a moment of clarity, Pamela Starling took to the computer and began searching for help. She could see that her life was a mess.

5/21/2015

article Ohio Casino Control Commission Fines Horseshoe Casinos
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission announced on Wednesday that two of the state’s four casinos have been fined $175,000, as their surveillance systems...

5/20/2015

article Horseshoe Casino fined $125,000 for multiple violations
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino is getting slammed with a $125,000 fine from the state. The Ohio Casino Control Commission voted Wednesday to approve a settlement with...

5/15/2015

article Cincinnati racino off to slow start in first year
(Ohio) -- Officials with Belterra Park Gaming in eastern Cincinnati say they're disappointed with the new racino's revenues, which accounted for the smallest...
article ThistleDown Racino to invest $70 million in upgrade
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino, owned by Dan Gilbert’s Rock Ohio Ventures LLC, is undergoing a $70 million upgrade to enhance the gaming and entertainment facility...

5/13/2015

article Cincinnati racino off to slow start in first year
(Ohio) -- Officials with the year-old race track and casino facility in eastern Cincinnati said they are disappointed with its revenues, which accounted for the smallest...
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, on its third anniversary, cites impact in Cleveland
(Ohio) -- Three years after opening its doors on Public Square, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is touting the millions it has paid in jackpots, taxes and sponsorships. The...

5/12/2015

article Allow outdoor evening racino concerts, county urges
(Ohio) -- An assistant Mahoning County prosecutor is asking a judge to uphold an Austintown Zoning Board of Appeals decision that would allow outdoor summer evening...
article Belterra Park racino stumbles out of the gate
(Ohio) -- A year after opening, Belterra Park Gaming in Anderson Township has raked in $55.2 million, the smallest slice of Ohio's new $1.5 billion gambling market.
article Woman left dog in the car while she gambled at Hollywood Casino, police say
(Ohio) -- A 78-year-old woman from Lebanon was charged with animal cruelty after state police said she left her dog in the car while she was gambling at the Hollywood...

5/11/2015

article Horseshoe Cleveland marks third anniversary as plans are still in the works for Phase II casino
(Ohio) -- It was three years ago this week that the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland became Ohio’s first casino. The line wrapped around the building that night ushering...

5/9/2015

article April revenue from 4 Ohio casinos decreases from March
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Thursday that the casinos had about $69.5 million in revenue last month. That's roughly $3.4 million less than...

5/8/2015

article Gambling revenue up at central Ohio casino, racino in April
(Ohio) -- Steady growth is the continued trend at central Ohio’s two gambling venues. Hollywood Casino Columbus reported revenue of $18.6 million in April, a 7.2...

5/7/2015

article April revenue from 4 Ohio casinos decreases from March
(Ohio) -- New data show April revenue from Ohio's four full-service casinos dropped from March but came in slightly higher than a year ago. The Ohio Casino Control...
article Gambling revenue up at central Ohio casino, racino in April
(Ohio) -- Revenue was up at Hollywood Casino Columbus and Scioto Downs Racino in April. The revenue at Hollywood Columbus was $18.6 million, a 7.2 percent jump from the...
article Gambling revenues up from last year
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenues at Hollywood Casino Toledo were up 3.7 percent in April compared with the same month last year. The Ohio Casino Control Commission said the...
article Horseshoe casino revenue slips, Hollywood revenue increases in April over a year ago
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Horseshoe casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati slipped last month, in comparison to April 2014, but were up at the Hollywood facilities in...
article Ohio’s racinos pull ahead of casinos for gaming revenue
(Ohio) -- With Ohio’s seven harness-racing facilities open and building customer bases, the state’s four casinos gave up the gaming crown in April.

5/5/2015

article Cincinnati’s new racino could be sold soon
(Ohio) -- The Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment racino in Anderson Township has only been open for a year, but it could be sold soon.

5/3/2015

article Casinos have been safe bet for Toledo region, state
(Ohio) -- Since Ohio’s first legal casino opened in 2012, more than $37 million in tax revenue has flowed from gamblers’ pockets to public treasures in Lucas...

5/2/2015

article Counties see increase in casino revenues
(Ohio) -- Clark and Champaign counties both saw an increase in casino revenue this quarter. Clark County will receive more than $413,000 this month, according to county-...

4/25/2015

article Racino plans expansion
(Ohio) -- The owners of a northeast Ohio racino say they're investing $70 million in an expansion project. The improvements at the ThistleDown Racino southeast of...

4/24/2015

article Casino tax revenues to Ohio counties,cities rise in 1st quarter
(Ohio) -- Despite the harsh winter, casino-tax revenues to Ohio’s 88 counties and eight major cities, including Youngstown, have risen in the first quarter of this...
article Austintown racino proceeds to do well
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown and the three other Penn National Gaming Inc. properties in Ohio are all seeing momentum, the...

4/23/2015

article Industry calls Ohio lawmaker's bill to tax gaming credits a loser
(Ohio) -- An Ohio senator is seeking a tax on promotional gaming credits at the Buckeye State’s 11 casinos and racinos. Gaming operators and a casino expert oppose...
article Northeast Ohio racino plans major expansion
(Ohio) -- The owners of a northeast Ohio racino say they're investing $70 million in an expansion project. The improvements at the ThistleDown Racino southeast of...
article ThistleDown kicks off $70 million project; improvements include new restaurant, parking deck
(Ohio) -- ThistleDown Racino began a $70 million improvement project Wednesday that will include a parking deck and new restaurant.

4/22/2015

article Lake County coffers boosted by casino distributions
(Ohio) -- Revenue collected from a tax accessed on Ohio’s four casinos has helped Lake County save for future long-term projects, catch up on some capital expenses...

4/20/2015

article Aging gamblers and lack of interest by younger generation will challenge regional casinos, report says
(Ohio) -- Regional casinos will struggle because their primary customers are aging and have less discretionary income while younger generations show little interest in...

4/16/2015

article Casinos nab banned gamblers who can't stay away, according to latest crime statistics
(Ohio) -- Gamblers who banned themselves from casinos can't seem to stay away. Through the first nine months of the fiscal year that began July 1, 2014, 72 of the...
article Tax revenue up from Ohio's casinos in first quarter
(Ohio) -- Tax revenue from Ohio’s four casinos rebounded in the first three months this year, producing $68.8 million for cities, counties and schools, a nearly 8...

4/14/2015

article Hard Rock Rocksino hitting all the right notes as revenues rise
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is hitting all the right notes. Entertainment, dining and the Hard Rock brand contributed to video lottery terminals ringing...

4/13/2015

article Ohio lawmaker wants casinos, racinos to pay taxes on promotional credits
(Ohio) -- A state lawmaker wants to start taxing some of the free play that Ohio’s casinos and racinos offer to attract gamblers. The state’s gaming industry...

4/10/2015

article 2015 budget in Austintown similar to 2014
(Ohio) -- The township’s recently approved budget, about $17.9 million, is similar to a year ago. The biggest difference is that a year ago, the township received...
article Law You Can Use: Ohio allows skill-based amusement games
(Ohio) -- Question: There’s a skill-based amusement parlor in my neighborhood shopping center. Are these skill games legal? Answer: Yes. Skill-based games have...

4/8/2015

article Better weather raises racino and casino revenue
(Ohio) -- Warmer temperatures coincided with more revenue statewide at the state’s casinos and racinos, such as Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

4/7/2015

article Hard Rock Rocksino posts biggest month ever in March as Horseshoe Casino Cleveland's revenues dip
(Ohio) -- The slots only Hard Rock Rocksino outearned three of the state’s four full blown casinos in March bringing in $18.5 million in VLT revenue after all bets...
article Hollywood Gaming posts best month since October
(Ohio) -- Higher temperatures coincided with higher revenue statewide for Ohio’s casinos and racinos, including Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course....
article Horseshoe Casino Cleveland the only gambling facility in Ohio to see revenue decline in March
(Ohio) -- Horseshoe Casino Cleveland was the only gambling facility in the state that reported a revenue decline in March compared to February. Even Belterra Park Racino...
article Ohio's gambling revenue set a record in March
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos had a record-setting March, raking in $145.6 million in revenue. This topped the previous monthly high of $135.4 million in...
article Ohio’s racinos pulling even with casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s four casinos and seven harness-racing facilities were nearly even in the perpetual race for the state’s gambling crown in March, but...

4/5/2015

article Hollywood Gaming contract dispute over, national bets resume
(Ohio) -- As those temperatures start to warm up, horse racing will also pick up. But a contract dispute slowed things down for wagers at the Mahoning Valley race course.
article Ohio lawmaker wants to limit casinos' freebies for players
(Ohio) -- A state lawmaker says Ohio's casinos that have fallen short of their financial promises shouldn't be allowed to use freebies to attract high rollers.

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