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The site is being cleared for a thoroughbred racetrack and casino, but construction is still on hold as owners wait for the proper permits and licenses on local and state levels.

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7/25/2014

article Hollywood Casino launches 12-day ‘Poker Challenge’
(Ohio) -- In a windowless office below the gaming floor of Toledo’s Hollywood Casino, poker room manager Ken Lambert Jr. was keen to talk up his latest and most...

7/22/2014

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

7/21/2014

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

7/20/2014

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

7/18/2014

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

7/17/2014

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

7/12/2014

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

7/11/2014

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

7/10/2014

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

7/9/2014

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

7/8/2014

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

7/7/2014

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

7/2/2014

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

6/30/2014

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

6/29/2014

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

6/26/2014

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

6/25/2014

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

6/19/2014

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

6/17/2014

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

6/14/2014

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

6/11/2014

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

6/9/2014

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

5/30/2014

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

5/29/2014

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

5/27/2014

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

5/26/2014

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

5/25/2014

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

5/24/2014

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

5/17/2014

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

5/13/2014

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

5/12/2014

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

5/11/2014

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

5/9/2014

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

5/8/2014

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

5/7/2014

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

5/6/2014

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

5/5/2014

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

5/2/2014

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

5/1/2014

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

4/30/2014

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

4/26/2014

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

4/20/2014

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

4/19/2014

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

4/17/2014

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

4/16/2014

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

4/15/2014

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

4/14/2014

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

4/13/2014

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

4/12/2014

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

4/11/2014

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

4/9/2014

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

4/8/2014

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

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