The Ohio State Racing Commission issued a racing permit and approved Penn National Gaming’s 2014 race dates for the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The racing permit was required to allow the racino to operate VLTs. Live thoroughbred racing will begin November 24th. There will be 21 live racing dates in 2014.
The Austintown racino also entered into a 10-year agreement with the Thistledown racino that establishes race dates that will not conflict with one another. In 2015, Mahoning Valley Race Course will have 100 live race dates during the fall and winter. Thistledown will have 122 live race dates during the spring and summer.