Tag: casinos

10

Feb2012

Smokers Need Not Apply

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Penn National has indicated that anyone who smokes, chews tobacco or uses nicotine patches will not be hired for any of the 3,200 jobs at the Columbus or Toledo casinos. Rock Gaming will not prohibit smokers from working at the Cleveland or Cincinnati casinos, but will offer cash incentives to ... Read More

10

Feb2012

Advisory Opinions

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The Ohio Ethics Commission has issued two advisory opinions addressing the conduct of OCCC members and staff. The first states that members or employees of the OCCC can’t participate in “casino gaming and any other amusement or activity.” Concerts, sporting events, dining, or golf at casinos or casino-owned facilities would ... Read More

09

Feb2012

Cincinnati Mishap

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A second-story floor collapsed at the site of the Cincinnati casino, injuring more than a dozen workers, none life threatening. Five days after the collapse, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, which is investigating the cause of the collapse, gave the okay to resume construction. The investigation is looking at ... Read More

08

Feb2012

Opening Day

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The Cleveland and Toledo casinos may know as soon as February 15, the next scheduled meeting of the OCCC, when they will open. What is known is that the two casinos will open two weeks apart. It is uncertain which will open first. Penn National and Rock Gaming are both ... Read More

21

Mar2011

Lawsuits

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First it was The Dispatch Printing Company filing suit in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. In their lawsuit, the Dispatch asked Judge Fais to force Penn National to annex its casino site in west Columbus to the city. The Dispatch claims Penn National has reneged on promises made ... Read More

11

Jan2006
An article in the U.S. State News reported a press release from Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro announcing that the state has moved to dismiss the land claims of the Ottawa Tribe. The Tribe claims that it is entitled to all of North Bass Island in Lake Erie, as well ... Read More

11

Jan2006
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the state's largest business group, wants to see a casino gaming proposal on the next ballot. An article in the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the group estimates up to $400 million annually could help fund the state's public services, such as health care and education. ... Read More