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VLT Play Cools Off at Racino in January

Last week’s polar vortex likely put a chill on visitors to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and wagers on video lottery terminals there. January wagers on VLTs at the Austintown racino were down more than $10 million from the month before, but still came out nearly $10 million ahead of wagers in January 2018.

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4/19/2019

article OP/ED: Cleveland casinos should close for Good Friday’s solemn afternoon hours
(Ohio) -- Do you remember the times when Good Friday was a day in Cleveland that was respected and many businesses closed during the afternoon? How do you feel about the...

4/17/2019

article Competing proposals could dictate sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- While questions remain about whether sports betting can be legalized in Ohio without a statewide vote, competing proposals in the Legislature would do just...

4/16/2019

article Lawmakers Looking At Dueling Bills On Sports Gambling
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers have been considering legalizing sports betting ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that states are allowed to do that. But there...

4/15/2019

article Revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos up 3.4 percent in March
(Ohio) -- The state of Ohio on Monday released March revenue reports for JACK Thistledown, JACK Casino Cleveland and the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which on...
article Pressure is on for Ohio to compete in Sports Betting Scene
(Ohio) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting in all 50 states less than a year ago, many states have been racing to get in on the action. And with a...
article State recoups unpaid child support from gambling winnings
(Ohio) -- Ohio says it's continuing efforts to recoup unpaid child support from gambling jackpot winners, with $10 million brought in over the past five years.

4/13/2019

article Editorial: Casino Control Commission can best regulate sports betting
(Ohio) -- The Dispatch is skeptical that legalized sports betting will, on balance, be good for Ohio. But since it appears certain to come, we hope lawmakers will set up...
article Millions in unpaid child support intercepted from gambling winnings
(Ohio) -- More than $10 million in unpaid child support has been intercepted from lottery, racino and casino winners by the state since 2014. “This is a good...
article No state sanctions for racino where horse drowned during harness race
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming and Racing will face no sanctions from the Ohio State Racing Commission after an investigation of the drowning of a horse during a race...

4/12/2019

article Here Comes Ohio Online Lottery? Launch Could Come As Soon As 2020
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery is poised to become the next state to institute a mobile component. Last week during a House Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary...
article Lawmaker details the case for sports gambling in Ohio - both online and in casinos, racinos
(Ohio) -- The time is right for Ohio to seriously debate how to move forward with online sports wagering and casino-style sports books under regulation by the Ohio...
article Ohio sports gambling legalization seeks to fund schools
(Ohio) -- Legislation introduced in the Ohio House would legalize sports gambling in casinos and racinos. The bill grants regulatory authority to the state Lottery...
article State seizes $10 million in unpaid child support from casino, lottery winners
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has intercepted more than $10 million in unpaid child support from jackpot winners at Ohio’s casinos and...

4/11/2019

article Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino Revenue Shrinks 0.4 Percent In The First Quarter
(Ohio) -- Along with several other US casinos whose profits were hit in the first quarter of 2019; the Hollywood Casino Toledo has joined the club as the Ohio Casino...

4/10/2019

article New Bipartisan Bill Could Forge Path to Legalize Sports Betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohio Lawmakers have announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill creating a Sports Gaming Advisory Board, taking the state one step closer to legalizing...
article Sports betting may come to Ohio and not just in casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Buckeye State. If it passes, people could place sports bets not just in casinos...
article MGM will consider adding hotel, improvements to horse track at Northfield Park: What you need to know
(Ohio) -- Now that MGM Resorts International has converted the former Hard Rock Rocksino over to MGM Northfield Park, other changes are in store for Ohio’s leading...
article Toledo casino revenue down in 1st quarter
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue in the first quarter of 2019 dropped slightly at Hollywood Casino Toledo, according to figures released this week by the Ohio Casino Control...

4/9/2019

article Addicts, counselors worry about state's legalized sports betting proposal
(Ohio) -- He's never drank. He's never done drugs. But, Dave Mathess is an addict and he can tell you how everything went wrong. "In 25 years, I've lost...
article House, Senate clash expected over sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- The stage is set for a battle over how to regulate sports betting in Ohio, with the House proposing a system run by the Ohio Lottery Commission and the Senate...
article State lawmakers offer new proposal to allow sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohio state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would legalize and tax sports betting in Ohio, using the proceeds to pay for education and running the...
article Casino giant MGM enters Ohio gaming market at Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s busiest gaming facility is now fully under the operation and branding of one of the largest casino companies in the world, with Tuesday’s...
article Ohio takes first steps to legalize sports betting
(Ohio) -- Two lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday to legalize and regulate sports betting on professional and college athletics across the state.
article Ohio’s racinos, casinos generate $60 million for state in March: What you need to know
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $184 million in March after paying out winnings, with about a third of that - or close to $60...

4/8/2019

article Gambling revenue surges 6.9 percent at Ohio’s racinos in March, but falls at casinos
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $184 million in March, up 3.4 percent from a year ago because gains at the seven slots-only...

3/31/2019

article The smart money is on legalizing sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A bill that would legalize sports wagering in Ohio now extends beyond one sentence in the state legislature. In fact, it's 146 pages.

3/27/2019

article Ohio Sports Betting Legalization: Neighbors, And The Road Ahead
(Ohio) -- A long-awaited, full-fledged Ohio sports betting bill hit the table earlier this month, the first of its kind for the Buckeye State. The Ohio Legislature has...

3/26/2019

article No Integrity Fee In Ohio Sports Betting Legislation, Key Lawmaker Says
(Ohio) -- An integrity fee to sports leagues could face an uphill battle as Ohio sports betting enters the Senate committee process. Requiring the use of official data...

3/22/2019

article Lakewood’s share of casino profits is small
(Ohio) -- Last month, Lakewood School District Treasurer Glenna Plaisted detailed casino gambling’s impact on Lakewood’s income from the state. Plaisted said...
article Adam 'Pacman' Jones accepts plea deal that includes jail time in casino cheating case
(Ohio) -- Adam "Pacman" Jones signed a plea agreement that, if accepted by a judge, would result in Jones' incarceration. The former cornerback for the...

3/20/2019

article Ohio Casino Control Commission Using GSA’s CDI Standard with Tremendous Success
(Ohio) -- Using multiple independent test labs for gaming equipment testing can lead to operational issues related to data collection. The Ohio Casino Control Commission...
article Ohio Gambling Helpline Expects March Madness Spike
(Ohio) -- The state agency that oversees gambling addiction services in Ohio is expecting a spike in calls to the state's problem gambling helpline this month....

3/19/2019

article DeWine's Budget Doesn't Bet On Sports Gambling Money
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. He’s also not...

3/17/2019

article Ohio weighs the odds as sports gambling spreads
(Ohio) -- As cold rain pelted the windows outside and the Wolverines battled the Spartans on the hardwood, basketball fans sipped beers and snacked on wings at Fricker...
article DeWine's Budget Doesn't Bet On Money From Sports Gambling
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion dollar budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. And he’s also...

3/16/2019

article Sports betting is not in Ohio’s new budget, but governor expects approval: Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget
(Ohio) -- Nearly a year has passed without any action in Ohio to legalize sports gambling since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the possibility of such betting...

3/15/2019

article New bill in Ohio attempts to open state’s sports gambling market
(Ohio) -- A bill is currently making its way through Ohio’s legal obstacle course in hopes of bringing sports wagers to the state. Senate Bill (SB) 111 would allow...
article Ohio sports betting pitch: Use revenues to eliminate fees for high school sports, band, art
(Ohio) -- Ohio won't be raking in the dough if it legalizes sports betting, but the few million dollars it's expected to raise could be used to eliminate high...
article Ohio weighs the odds as sports gambling spreads
(Ohio) -- As cold rain pelted the windows outside and the Wolverines battled the Spartans on the hardwood, basketball fans sipped beers and snacked on wings at Fricker...

3/14/2019

article New Ohio bill would allow sports betting in casinos, racinos and through their mobile apps
(Ohio) -- Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized sports betting outside of Nevada, a bill in the Ohio General Assembly would legalize the wagers in...

3/7/2019

article Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos, racinos increases 5.4 percent in February to $155 million
(Ohio) -- Gambling in Ohio continues to increase, up 5.4 percent in February to $155 million after paying out winnings, reports released Thursday by the state’s...

3/3/2019

article MGM promises ‘best in class gaming options’ at Northfield racino
(Ohio) -- Gamblers can expect the “best in class gaming options” when MGM Resorts International takes over the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in...

2/27/2019

article Indiana and Kentucky advance sports betting but Ohio is in no hurry
(Ohio) -- Ohio already lost the race to legalize sports betting before neighbors Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but the state might soon be passed by Indiana and...

2/26/2019

article Cuyahoga County to distribute $1 million in casino tax revenue for community development projects
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council will consider distributing $1 million among 20 municipalities and nonprofits for use in community development projects. The legislation...

2/19/2019

article Ohio Gambling Up 4%
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s gambling industry has had a good year. Recent figures released by the state indicate that both casino and racino gambling figured increased over...

2/17/2019

article Column: NO: The state should not encourage unhealthy, addictive behavior
(Ohio) -- Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act banning sports betting in all states except Nevada. With states...
article Column: YES: Legalization would bring needed regulation, protections
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s place as one of the nation’s most successful sports incubators is unquestionable. The NFL enshrines its best in Canton, Akron gave us King...

2/10/2019

article Analysis: Racino, multifamily deals loom large on commercial sales list
(Ohio) -- First, let's address the racehorse in the room. The enormous deal at the top of our list ranking the largest commercial property sales of 2018 isn't...

2/9/2019

article VLT Play Cools Off at Racino in January
(Ohio) -- Last week’s polar vortex likely put a chill on visitors to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and wagers on video lottery terminals there....

1/19/2019

article New Orleans native takes helm at Hollywood Casino
(Ohio) -- When Justin Carter graduated Dartmouth College 20 years ago with bachelor of science degrees in biology and chemistry, it would have seemed a bad bet to...

1/16/2019

article Miami Valley Gaming claims second place among local casino rivals
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati’s casino market shifted decisively north in 2018, as Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon emerged as the region’s second-largest gaming...

1/15/2019

article Cincinnati casino beats revenue record
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino had a record-breaking year in 2018. The casino recorded adjusted gross gaming revenue of $203.5 million, which surpassed the previous...

1/13/2019

article Gambling revenue tops nearly $1.9 billion statewide
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos recorded 1.86 billion in revenue last year, marking a record profit for the industry that launched in the state in 2012....
article New Hollywood Gaming GM hopes story of humble beginnings will inspire others
(Ohio) -- Allie Evangelista began her life in the United States working as a hotel housekeeper. Now, 19 years after first coming to the U.S. from her native Brazil,...

1/9/2019

article Revenue records at Ohio casinos in 2018
(Ohio) -- In 2018 and last month, gamblers spent freely at Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos, setting records for annual revenue at three of the four properties...

1/8/2019

article Longtime head of tribal museum’s research department loses job
(Connecticut) -- Kevin McBride, director of research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and one of the facility’s original planners, learned Monday...

1/7/2019

article Columbus casino revenues tops in state for third year
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus topped all other Ohio casinos in revenue for the third year in a row, according to figures released on Monday by the Ohio Casino...

12/16/2018

article Lottery stocking stuffers not for kids
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services reminds parents and other caring adults that lottery, scratch-off tickets and gambling games are...

12/15/2018

article VLT Play Dips Month-Over-Month at Racino
(Ohio) -- November wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course totaled $91.6 million, down more than $4.6 million from the month...

12/12/2018

article Ohio lawmaker pitches new betting tax for pro sports leagues
(Ohio) -- An Ohio lawmaker is going to bat for pro sports leagues by suggesting that an interstate agreement be struck giving the major leagues a cut of the sports...

12/8/2018

article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 4 percent in November; MGM’s Hard Rock Rocksino leads
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos and racinos increased last month with the MGM Properties-owned Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park again leading the...

12/5/2018

article Ohio Casino Control Commission: Illegal slots disabled in Clermont and Brown County raids
(Ohio) -- Gaming equipment, cash and documents were seized Wednesday during a multi-county raid in Clermont and Brown counties. The Ohio Casino Control Commission...

11/30/2018

article 3rd-quarter county casino tax payment exceeds $133,000
(Ohio) -- Among the funding streams helping to pay for the recently-completed overhaul of the Logan County Courthouse are approximately $500,000 in annual casino tax...

11/27/2018

article Revenues at Toledo casino ahead of 2017 pace
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues increased slightly at three of Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos in October, according to new figures by the Ohio Casino Control...

11/26/2018

article Ohio casinos not producing the revenue proponents anticipated
(Ohio) -- In 2009, voters in Ohio took to the polls and said yes to allow casinos in the state. Undoubtedly, many believed the assertions made by casino advocates at the...
article What happened to massive revenue Ohio casinos were projected to generate?
(Ohio) -- When voters agreed to allow casinos into Ohio in 2009, advocates projected that the four locations would generate $1.9 billion in revenue before taxes. That...

11/25/2018

article ‘All of them were wrong’: What happened to the massive revenue Ohio’s casinos were projected to generate?
(Ohio) -- When voters agreed to allow casinos into Ohio in 2009, advocates projected that the four locations would generate $1.9 billion in revenue before taxes. That...

11/24/2018

article Over 200 participate in Hollywood Casino's Black Friday poker tournament
(Ohio) -- As shoppers searched for the best possible deals, more than 200 players filled the Hollywood Casino poker room searching for the best possible payout. Friday...

11/20/2018

article Ohio Governor-Elect Warns Legislature: Sports Betting Is Coming No Matter What
(Ohio) -- Ohio having regulated sports betting soon is about the surest bet anyone can make right now, according to Governor-elect Mike DeWine, a Republican. Speaking to...
article Sports wagers will arrive in Ohio, governor-elect says
(Ohio) -- Pennsylvania's Rivers Casino, located in Pittsburgh's Chateau neighborhood along the Ohio River, was approved last month for sports betting and is in...

11/19/2018

article Hard Rock branding will be removed as part of Northfield Park’s switchover to MGM
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will be getting a new name next year as part of the ownership switchover to MGM, an Ohio Lottery official said Monday....
article Ohio expects sports betting
(Ohio) -- Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine said that the state will welcome sports betting and that the state needs to be present in order to come up with proper...

11/16/2018

article Sports betting is coming to Ohio says the state's governor-elect, it's just not clear when
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their season series with the Pittsburgh Steelers but if their game last month at Heinz Field was at the end of the season...

11/12/2018

article $9.8M in revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot-machine revenue of $9.8 million in October, up from $9.4 million made in October of last year.

11/9/2018

article Ohio racino revenue up in October; casino revenue flat
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino and racino gambling revenue totaled $150 million in October, up 3.6 percent over October a year ago, according to reports released this week by the...

10/26/2018

article Haydocy plans “upscale RV resort” next to Hollywood Casino Columbus
(Ohio) -- A hotel next to Hollywood Casino Columbus may still be years away, but visitors will soon get another option for staying next door to the West Side casino.

10/10/2018

article Gambling revenue up 4 percent in Ohio, led by MGM's recently acquired Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $152.2 million in September, an increase of 4 percent over September a year ago, according to...
article Ohio’s September gaming revenue hits $152.2m
(Ohio) -- Revenue from Ohio’s casinos and racinos totalled $152.2m in September this year, a 4% increase for year-on-year figures. The state's seven, slots-...

10/9/2018

article Mobile lottery app Jackpocket aims to begin selling Ohio Lottery tickets in 2019
(Ohio) -- Would you be more likely to try your luck at the lottery if you could do so from your cell phone anywhere in Ohio, skipping the line at the local gas station...

10/1/2018

article Brawl breaks out at Jack Cleveland Casino over food order
(Ohio) -- A fight broke out Saturday at the Jack Cleveland Casino in downtown Cleveland after a couple refused to wait for two women to complete their food order two...
article What Does Legalized Sports Gambling Mean for Central Ohio?
(Ohio) -- The brave new world of legalized sports gambling could be a jackpot for Columbus. Or a bust. It all may depend on how Ohio lawmakers play their cards in the...

9/30/2018

article Rising Star Casino's MS Lucky Lady ferry has winning first day
(Ohio) -- By all accounts, the first day of service for the Rising Star Casino ferryboat the MS Lucky Lady was a success. More than 150 vehicles were ferried across the...

9/21/2018

article MGM Resorts International taking over Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced that it has entered into an agreement that is set to see it spend approximately $275 million...

9/20/2018

article Kent police captain charged with operating gambling house, money laundering
(Ohio) -- A Kent police captain has been arrested and charged with money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity by the Lorain County Sheriff’s...

9/19/2018

article Lorain County Prosecutor's Office announce indictments in casino gaming investigation
(Ohio) -- The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office announced Sept. 19 the indictments of 55 individuals and corporate entities by the Lorain County grand jury in...

9/13/2018

article Phase II of Gilbert Cleveland Casino doesn't match original drawings: Darcy cartoon
(Ohio) -- It's a safe bet that the long-promised 'Phase II' of Dan Gilbert's Cleveland casino will not be built by him. The original drawings of Phase II...

9/12/2018

article What would a sale mean for Jack Cincinnati Casino?
(Ohio) -- Jack Entertainment Chairman Dan Gilbert could fetch up to $2.7 billion if he cashed in all his chips on casino investments in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit...

9/11/2018

article If Dan Gilbert exits the casino world, he'll likely find several interested bidders
(Ohio) -- A week after news broke that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert may be looking to sell off his casinos, the initial dust has settled on the reports. Gilbert's Jack...
article Ohio lawmakers biding time, not joining sports gambling goldrush
(Ohio) -- While West Virginia lawmakers sprinted to throw open sports betting windows when they passed a legalization measure within five weeks of the May 14th U.S....

9/10/2018

article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 8 percent in August; all 3 in Cleveland area post gains
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $157.8 million in August, an increase of 8 percent over August a year ago, according to reports...
article Revenue continues to rise at Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue at Ohio’s four state-approved casinos increased 5% year-on-year in August to $70.3m. The four casinos in the state are shared between Penn...
article Dan Gilbert could have billions of reasons to sell JACK casinos in Cleveland, elsewhere
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert and his business partners sunk millions of dollars into a successful campaign nine years ago to persuade voters to legalize casino gambling in Ohio...

9/8/2018

article Jack Entertainment founder eyeing possible casino exit
(Ohio) -- The billionaire businessman behind American casino operator Jack Entertainment is reportedly considering an exit from the business with giant rival Caesars...

9/7/2018

article Analysis: Could selling casinos free up Dan Gilbert to get in the (ball)game?
(Ohio) -- If Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert sells off all of his casino and gambling interests, that could clear the way for him to buy...
article Revenues jump at Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- August proved to be a good end to the summer for Ohio’s four state-approved casinos, which all showed increases in revenue for the month compared to a...

9/6/2018

article Could casino sales signal Dan Gilbert's exit from Cleveland?
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert has the kind of money that allows him to do just about whatever he wants. It means he can buy into something and then change his mind, if he does...
article Dan Gilbert Wants to Sell His Casinos, According to Report
(Ohio) -- Big news this morning in Cleveland on the phase II of the Jack Casino front. Just kidding. That shit's never gonna happen. But there is casino news, as...
article Profits for the Cleveland casino are enormous, so why is Dan Gilbert looking to sell?
(Ohio) -- It's being widely reported that Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is looking to get out of the casino business. Bloomberg is reporting that...
article Report: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert looking to sell casino holdings
(Ohio) -- Billionaire Dan Gilbert is reportedly looking to divest his JACK Entertainment casino holdings, and Caesars Entertainment is being touted as a likely buyer.

9/1/2018

article Austintown racino reveals outside patio expansion
(Ohio) -- Gamblers will be able to enjoy the new outdoor expansion at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown this holiday weekend. The racino revealed the expansion Friday that...

8/29/2018

article Ohio Legal Sports Betting Unlikely in 2018
(Ohio) -- With a population approaching 12 million and an existing land-based casino industry dating back to 2009, Ohio may appear to be a natural match for the...

8/25/2018

article Ohio grapples with problem gambling
(Ohio) -- Josh McClellan already had a gambling problem when Hollywood Casino opened in Toledo, giving the Army veteran a dangerous new place to play his money away. He...

8/24/2018

article No dice for legal sports betting in Ohio for 2018
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Constitution might have to be amended first to allow for sports gambling, according to state lawmakers. No dice for legal sports betting in Ohio for...
article Ohio Lottery making it easier to play, but will it feed gambling behaviors?
(Ohio) -- There's a new way to play the Ohio lottery, and it's drawing criticism and praise for how easy it is to use. The new Ohio lottery card is now in stores...

8/23/2018

article Inside BrewDog's Brand New Beer Hotel in Columbus, Ohio
(Ohio) -- Some people will go to great lengths for a cold beer. They'll elbow through crowds three rows deep at the bar. They'll venture from the apartment all...

8/20/2018

article Odds are sports gambling will not be legal in Ohio this year, says Senate president
(Ohio) -- Sports fans hoping to bet for - or against - the Browns will likely not be able to do so lawfully in Ohio this year. Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said...
article Nearly $300,000 allocated to county, local schools from Q2 casino payments
(Ohio) -- Area schools combined to collect more than $160,000 from the most recent tax payment from statewide casinos, according to information from the Ohio Department...

8/15/2018

article Gambling parlors across Northeast Ohio raided
(Ohio) -- Officers from several agencies raided gaming parlors in six Ohio counties Wednesday afternoon. The Lorain County Prosecutor's Office said search and...

8/13/2018

article Legalized Gambling Could Increase Number Of Problem Gamblers
(Ohio) -- State lawmakers are working on a bill to bring full-scale sports betting to Ohio. That's after the Supreme Court in May struck down a law that restricted...

8/11/2018

article Ohio gambling revenue figures show continued growth among the state's racinos
(Ohio) -- New gambling revenue figures released this week showed Ohio's seven slots-only racinos continue to outpace the state's four full-fledged casinos. The...
article EDITORIAL: Ohio legislators need to address sports betting
(Ohio) -- Gamblers who like to bet a certain set of numbers might want to add 316 to their favorites. That’s the number of a bill introduced recently in the Ohio...

8/7/2018

article Ohio gambling revenue tops $158 million in July, led by Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $158.6 million in July, an increase of 2.7 percent over July a year ago, according to reports...
article Ohio gaming revenues flat in July
(Ohio) -- Spending at Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos was a mixed bag in July with revenues at two casino locations, including Hollywood Casino Toledo,...

8/4/2018

article Fireworks mistaken as gunfire in Hollywood Gaming racino parking lot
(Ohio) -- A report of shots fired in the parking lot of Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway ended up being someone shooting off a firework in the business’ parking...

7/26/2018

article Quick OK of sports betting would help Ohio reap more tax revenue
(Ohio) -- Legal betting on sports is likely to become a reality in Ohio in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in March striking down the federal prohibition of...

7/21/2018

article Ohio lawmakers working to legalize sports gambling
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are beginning the process of officially legalizing sports gambling with the introduction of two bills at the Statehouse. In the recent past,...
article Ohio takes cautious approach to legalizing sports betting
(Ohio) -- Someday, a local football fan will be able to collect the winnings on a legal wager — put down, maybe, at the JACK Cleveland Casino, or even placed by...

7/19/2018

article House, Senate Gets Ball Rolling On Sports Betting
(Ohio) -- Sports betting is no longer federally banned but states still need to create their own laws around the issue. A bipartisan effort at the Statehouse would get...

7/18/2018

article As Ohio considers legalizing sports betting, regulator says most games are on black market
(Ohio) -- All over the United States people are betting on sports, but they're largely in the black market, a state casino regulator said Wednesday. Matthew Schuler...
article Experts trying to work out challenges with legalized sports betting
(Ohio) -- A recent Supreme Court ruling clears the way for states across the country, including Ohio, to decide if they want to legalize sports betting. As of right now...

7/16/2018

article Ohio state senators introduce bill to legalize sports gambling
(Ohio) -- Ohio state senators have introduced a bill that, in its current form, does nothing more than express an intent to legalize sports gambling in the state. The...

7/14/2018

article Ohio Introduces Bill To Legalize Sports Betting in Senate
(Ohio) -- A bipartisan bill to legalize sports betting in Ohio was introduced to the state’s senate on Thursday. Introduced by Senators John Eklund (Republican)...

7/13/2018

article Multiple skill games businesses searched
(Ohio) -- The U.S. Treasury Office of Inspector General, Secret Service and Casino Commission were on joint “official business” at various locations. Several...

7/12/2018

article Northeast Ohio senators introduce bill to legalize sports betting
(Ohio) -- Two Northeast Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring a bill to legalize sports betting in the state. In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it is up to each state to...

7/11/2018

article Racino revenue up
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot-machine revenue of $10.1 million in June 2018, up from $9.5 million made in June 2017. The...

7/10/2018

article Ohio gambling take up 2 percent in first half of 2018
(Ohio) -- Three of the four state-authorized casinos had revenue increases in June, and overall gaming income at the four properties is up 2 percent through the first...
article Record slot machine revenue at Ohio's racinos nears $1 billion for the year
(Ohio) -- Ohio's seven racinos collected a record $987 million in slot machine revenue after paying out winnings during the fiscal year that just ended in June, an...

7/5/2018

article Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was a crucial figure in bringing casino gambling to Ohio
(Ohio) -- When Dan Gilbert expands his businesses, he doesn't move to a place and stand idly by. Since moving his mortgage company Quicken Loans' headquarters to...

6/7/2018

article Gambling revenue slips in Greater Cleveland, steady across Ohio in May
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos edged up slightly in May over a year ago, but dropped nearly 5 percent in the Greater Cleveland area. May...
article Revenues rise in May at 3 of 4 Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Revenues rose last month at three of Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos, including Hollywood Casino Toledo. However, a big drop in the gaming take at...

6/4/2018

article AGA puts highlight on the Ohio gaming industry
(Ohio) -- The Ohio gaming industry supports nearly 20,000 jobs statewide and has a total economic impact of $3.6 billion, according to new Casinos & Communities...

6/2/2018

article Akron man leaves child in hot car while gambling
(Ohio) -- A Summit County man was jailed after he reportedly left his 5-year-old son locked in a hot car while he went to gamble. Corian C. Grimes, 31, who lives on...

5/31/2018

article Casino Gaming Brings Nearly 20,000 Jobs, Generates $3.6 Billion for Ohio Per Year
(Ohio) -- The American Gaming Association released a study yesterday regarding the revenue and impact of Casino Gaming in Ohio through its Casinos and Communities...

5/29/2018

article Ohio lawmakers make bids to legalize sports betting
(Ohio) -- Two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court brought down the 26-year-old federal wall between states and sports betting, legislation and ballot issues have already...

5/25/2018

article Anti-Gambling Activist Says PA Law Could Bring Sports Wagering To In Ohio Very Soon
(Ohio) -- The recent US Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal ban on sports betting means Pennsylvania can go forward with sports wagering through a law passed...

5/22/2018

article Ohio Senator to Introduce Sports Betting Legislation
(Ohio) -- Surrounded on all borders by states that already have or soon will move to legalize sports wagering, Ohio finally jumped into the ring last week when state...

5/21/2018

article Prospect of Ohio sports wagering opens 'floodgates' with interest, Ohio Lottery director says
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery Commission has the authority to offer sports wagering, but it's too soon to say whether it will do so, the lottery's director told...

5/19/2018

article Q&A: Sports wagering in Ohio casinos, racinos and elsewhere
(Ohio) -- The Supreme Court cleared up one big sports-gambling question on Monday, ruling that any state can now permit wagering on college and pro sports. But the...
article Sports betting ruling opens options in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has paved the way for legal sports betting, and several Ohio lawmakers say they intend to bring it to the state through legislation...

5/16/2018

article Idea floated to legalize sports betting in small Ohio bars
(Ohio) -- A backer of previous ballot efforts for expansion of casino gambling in Ohio is floating the idea of a new petition drive aimed at offering sports wagering at...

5/11/2018

article Ex-Ohio mayor gets 10 years in bribery, gambling case
(Ohio) -- A former northeast Ohio mayor convicted of taking bribes in exchange for jobs and running an illegal gambling house has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

5/10/2018

article JACK Casino April Earnings Were Underreported by $500,000, but still the Lowest April Ever
(Ohio) -- JACK Casino's April revenue was underreported by 500,000, a spokesperson for the Ohio Casino Control Commission has acknowledged. One day of the month'...

5/9/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino's April revenue actually $500,000 more than first reported by Ohio Casino Control Commission
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for April actually was $500,000 more than first reported by the Ohio Casino Control Commission, the commission acknowledged...
article Racino posts strong numbers in April
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked its highest April for wagering on its video lottery terminals (VLTs) since the local facility opened in...

5/7/2018

article Casino revenues up across Ohio
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues were up at three of Ohio’s four full-service casinos in April, including the Hollywood Casino Toledo. The Penn National Gaming property...
article Jack Cleveland Casino has lowest April revenue in history, trails other three Ohio casinos; monthly casino/racino report
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino had the lowest April revenue in its history and was the only one of four casinos and seven racinos in Ohio to show a decline in April...

5/6/2018

article Store that sold winning Mega Millions ticket to get $100,000
(Ohio) -- An Ohio convenience store is being presented with a $100,000 check for selling the winning $143 million Mega Millions ticket in last Friday's drawing.

5/4/2018

article Officer shown kicking a cuffed suspect in video also works for Ohio Lottery
(Ohio) -- A Franklin Township police officer shown on a cellphone video delivering a kick to the head of a suspect who was handcuffed on the ground and restrained by...

4/19/2018

article GLI gains Ohio ‘first’
(Ohio) -- Gaming Laboratories International has become the first independent testing lab to be accredited by the Ohio Casino Control Commission to test and certify skill...

4/12/2018

article Ohio casinos, racinos hit revenue jackpot in March
(Ohio) -- When the gambling bug bit Ohio last month, it made sure that it would leave a big mark on the state. Ohio’s four casinos reported gross gaming revenue...

4/10/2018

article Casino revenues up big across Ohio
(Ohio) -- The gambling bug was a busy little creature in the Buckeye state last month. Figures recently released by the state’s gaming commission showed that...

4/9/2018

article Ohio casino and racino March revenues hit record high; Jack Cleveland Casino's best in three years
(Ohio) -- Ohio's casinos and racinos saw their revenues surge in March, with many have their best month in history and some hitting levels not seen for years....

4/6/2018

article Las Vegas comes to Summit County: MGM Growth Properties offering $1.06 billion for Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Vegas, baby? Maybe. Sin City-based MGM Growth Properties on Thursday announced plans to purchase the Hard Rock Rocksino for $1.06 billion. It’s too soon...

3/29/2018

article Rising Star Casino Gets Closer to Ohio River Ferry Boat Gambling Permission
(Ohio) -- The Rising Star Casino is close to securing its final permission for an Ohio River ferry, with a target date for the launch set on July 4th. The permission...

3/28/2018

article Ferry boat gambling: Will Rising Star become Boone County's casino?
(Ohio) -- July 4 is the target date for the next big splash at Rising Star Casino, which is close to securing final permits for an Ohio River ferry that can haul more...

3/27/2018

article Ferry boat gambling: Will Rising Star become Boone County's casino?
(Ohio) -- July 4 is the target date for the next big splash at Rising Star Casino, which is close to securing final permits for an Ohio River ferry that can haul more...

3/23/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino rolls out hi-tech club, DJ-themed gaming area
(Ohio) -- Is it a DJ-fueled dance club? A jumpy light show? A boisterous party? The Jack Cleveland Casino's Synergy Table Games concept is a little bit of all those...

3/21/2018

article Casino commission holding seminars about new law
(Ohio) -- To prepare businesses and law enforcement about new changes to state laws covering “skill-based amusement machines,” the Ohio Casino Control...

3/12/2018

article February revenues increase for Ohio full-service casinos
(Ohio) -- The month of February was a good one for the full-service casinos of Ohio. According to recent reports provided by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (pdf),...

3/9/2018

article Toledo, Cincinnati casinos lead slight rise in February gambling revenues
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues at Ohio’s four full-service casinos came in ever-so-slightly higher in February, led by improvements at the gambling houses in Toledo and...

3/5/2018

article Hard Rock Rocksino's new bus to pick up gamblers throughout Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is rolling out a new initiative - a bus that will pick up gamblers throughout Northeast Ohio.

3/1/2018

article Ohio's casinos have fallen short. Here's why
(Ohio) -- Casino operators blame Gov. John Kasich for flooding the Ohio market with unforeseen gambling competition after he authorized video slots at seven racetracks...

2/28/2018

article Ohio casinos: They've fallen short of projections, and here's why
(Ohio) -- Ohio was supposed to be swimming in new jobs and gambling taxes after voters approved legalized casinos.

2/26/2018

article As gambling addictions grow, Ohio spends more on preventative resources
(Ohio) -- The thrill of casinos draws in millions of Ohioans every year, but it can become a problem if it sucks you in too far. You have to place that bet, you have to...

2/25/2018

article OP/ED: A’town racino should beware
(Ohio) -- Sandwiched between the headline-grabbing massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and the politically charged Winter Olympics in South Korea...

2/23/2018

article Flooding Ohio River closes Greater Cincinnati casinos
(Ohio) -- The rising Ohio River has led to several road closures and other precautions in the region, and now local casinos are temporarily closing their doors as a...

2/22/2018

article Ohio casino commission rehired, promoted employee after 'dereliction of duty' guilty plea
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Casino Control Commission rehired and promoted an employee after he was convicted of dereliction of duty in his past post as the state's deputy...

2/21/2018

article State casino regulator promoted despite “dereliction of duty” admission
(Ohio) -- Rick Anthony is considered so indispensable that he was hired back at the Ohio Casino Control Commission — and promoted to its No. 2 position late last...

2/12/2018

article 'Side bets' caused revenue dip for Jack Cincinnati Casino
(Ohio) -- Side bets took a bite out of Jack Cincinnati Casino’s revenue in January, but General Manager Chad Barnhill isn’t losing his nerve about testing...
article Gambling revenue down across Ohio and at Hollywood Casino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenues declined in January at Ohio casinos in Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati, according to new data from the state’s gaming commission.

2/9/2018

article Jack Has Slight Edge Over Hollywood For Casino Supremacy
(Ohio) -- Jack Casino in Cincinnati has the biggest piece of the tri-state gaming market pie. New numbers from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show Jack Casino raked...

2/4/2018

article Jack Entertainment is betting casino and racino additions will pay off
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert's gambling operations in Northeast Ohio — Jack Entertainment LLC's Jack Cleveland casino in downtown Cleveland and Jack Thistledown...

1/23/2018

article Cincinnati casino adds new technology, gaming arena
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino is adding a new attraction for its visitors. Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks on a Synergy Table Games arena across...

1/12/2018

article Cincinnati casino expands hiring plans, set to host career fair
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino is increasing the number of people it plans to hire in the coming weeks to more than 110, and it’s planning a career fair to find...
article Jack Entertainment's casinos and racino have brought in $2.78 billion in gaming revenue
(Ohio) -- Despite a decline in annual revenue year over year, Jack Cleveland Casino appears to have been a profitable venture for Dan Gilbert. The casino's gaming...

1/9/2018

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

1/8/2018

article Jack Cleveland Casino's annual revenue continues to decline, unlike the state's other three casinos
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's annual revenue continues to decline, dropping about 1 percent from $203.6 million in 2016 to $201.4 million in 2017. The state'...
article JACK Casino offers free school for dealers
(Ohio) -- JACK Cleveland Casino is offering a free, seven-week training school for dealers at table games. Participants who complete the training will be able to...

1/2/2018

article Ohio Lottery Commission: Problem Gambling Ohio by Northlich
(Ohio) -- These new spots for the Ohio Lottery Commission directly attack the misperception that problem gamblers "are just making bad choices."

12/22/2017

article Boom Boom Mancini celebrates new slot machine at Cleveland-area casino
(Ohio) -- You can find the image of legendary boxer Ray Boom Boom Mancini on the covers of Sports Illustrated and his biography, even on bottles of wine and bourbon. Now...

12/21/2017

article Ohio gambling official fired for harassment
(Ohio) -- A state gaming agent’s sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor led Ohio Casino Control Commission investigators to a larger pattern of...

12/18/2017

article ‘Modernized’ Ohio lottery begins first phase in new proces
(Ohio) -- The number of Ohioans with a gambling problem has increased, and some worry that a new upgrade to the Ohio Lottery could put more gamblers at risk.

12/12/2017

article Racino GM sees growth potential
(Ohio) -- Tony Frabbiele, the general manager for Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, says there are still plenty of opportunities for the Austintown racino...

12/9/2017

article Five years later, opinions remain mixed on casino success
(Ohio) -- Ryan Bogdanski leaned over his newly-installed tap handles of local and craft beers and pointed out of his restaurant's front door toward the Hollywood...

12/8/2017

article Fantasy sports bill makes it to the Governor’s desk in Ohio
(Ohio) -- After an amended version was given the green light by the Senate on Nov. 29 and being approved for the second time by the House on Tuesday, a bill that...

12/7/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino's November revenues up 6.9 percent from 2016: casino/racino results
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino had a strong November, with $16.9 million in revenue, a 7.6 percent increase from the same month in 2016. The revenue trailed only Hard...

11/30/2017

article Ohio Senate Passes Daily Fantasy Sports Bill
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow daily fantasy sports contests to be regulated in the state.The legislation,...
article Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Moves Forward in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has turned into a highly-controversial topic in America. Different states have taken a different approach to DFS. The fact that DFS...

11/19/2017

article Casino decline affects county
(Ohio) -- For the second year in a row, state casino revenue payouts to Trumbull County are lower than the year before, likely because fewer people are visiting the...

11/7/2017

article Five Years After Hollywood Casino's Opening, Much Of West Side Yet To Cash In
(Ohio) -- One Monday morning, the slot machines at the Hollywood Casino have already attracted a few gamblers to try their luck. Todd Gillis, 48, is one of them.
article Jack Cleveland Casino has strong October compared to 2016: casino/racino reports
(Ohio) -- Jack Cleveland Casino's revenue for October was a strong rebound from a poor showing during the same month a year ago. The casino had $16.9 million in...
article Revenues at Ohio casinos dip in October; Toledo declines 1 percent
(Ohio) -- Revenues at Ohio's four full-service casinos fell nearly 1 percent in October, with just one property, Jack Casino in Cleveland, registering an increase in...

10/21/2017

article Miami Valley Gaming opens up new areas
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming got a facelift. The racino spent $5 million adding two new areas, including a new patio area. "The vision for this was we opened up an...

10/18/2017

article Survey: Problem Gamblers In Ohio Doubled After Casinos
(Ohio) -- A survey says the percentage of Ohioans deemed problem gamblers has doubled since the implementation of racinos and casinos four years ago. The Ohio Gambling...

10/11/2017

article Jack Cleveland Casino revenue down slightly; monthly casino/racino reports
(Ohio) -- Jack Entertainment's Cleveland and Cincinnati casino revenue has not kept pace with the revenue gains at Penn National's Hollywood casinos in Columbus...
article Wagering jumps at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- Wagering at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course’s video lottery terminals jumped nearly $9 million in September compared to the same month...

10/10/2017

article Toledo casino leads state in monthly gains
(Ohio) -- Three of Ohio’s four full-service gambling houses reported revenue gains in September over the same month last year. Figures released Tuesday by the Ohio...

9/25/2017

article Ohio Lottery retailers can offer help to problem gamblers
(Ohio) -- Ohio Lottery retailers concerned about problem gamblers may hand out slips of paper with scratch-off or MegaMillion tickets telling players where they can find...

9/13/2017

article You Can Soon Use a Credit Card to Buy Ohio Lottery Tickets
(Ohio) -- Ohio will soon be the first state to allow credit card lottery ticket purchases at self-service vending machines, the Ohio State Lottery announced.

9/12/2017

article Ohio Lottery to soon accept credit cards at self-service vending machines
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery will soon begin accepting cashless payments at its self-service vending machines as it moves toward accepting credit, debit and e-wallet...

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