Category: Casino

14

Apr2016
By a 4-3 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Frederick Kinsey, a resident of Columbiana County, has standing to challenge the constitutional amendment legalizing casino gambling in Ohio and the subsequent laws permitting VLT’s at the state’s horse racing tracks. All other plaintiffs, including Ohio Roundtable, were dismissed because ... Read More

18

Mar2016

Legal Blotter Update

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Stephen Cline, owner of Spinners, a Pickaway County establishment, has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and operation of an illegal casino. Last year Spinners as well as Cline’s home were raided after complaints that Spinners was paying out cash prizes, which is illegal under Ohio law. Gambling machines, cash and ... Read More

14

Mar2016

Rock Gaming Now JACK

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Rock Gaming, which took over the Horseshoe venues from Caesars Entertainment last year, is now known as JACK Entertainment. As a result, each of its gaming venues will get new names. Thistledown became JACK Thistledown on March 9. Horseshoe Cleveland will become JACK Cleveland in May and Horseshoe Cincinnati will become JACK Cincinnati ... Read More

11

Mar2016
With the exception of Horseshoe Cleveland, all of Ohio’s casinos experienced double digit revenue gains over a year ago. Hollywood Columbus generated the highest revenue of the month, $18.8 million which was a 13.7% increase over a year ago. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw the greatest increase in revenues over a year ... Read More

08

Mar2016

License Renewed

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved a three year license renewal for the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino.

29

Feb2016
January saw Ohio’s four casinos experience a 1.1% increase in revenues over a year ago. Racino revenues were up 9.4%. Hollywood Toledo, which has been the most consistent performer among the casinos over the past several months, experienced the greatest increase. Its revenues of $15.3 million were a 6.8% increase over last year. The ... Read More

18

Jan2016
The Ohio Legislature’s Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering, which was created to study the gaming environment in Ohio, released a report addressing several issues. The issue drawing the most attention was Ohio’s practice of not taxing promotional spending at the casinos and racinos, which has amounted to $650 million since ... Read More

14

Jan2016
An unusually mild December helped increase revenues at 9 of Ohio’s 11 gaming facilities. Hollywood Toledo led the charge among the casinos - its December revenues of $16.8 million represented an 11.3% increase over last year. Hollywood Columbus revenues of $18.2 million were up 5.2%. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw its revenues ($17.7 million) increase 4%. Horseshoe ... Read More

28

Dec2015

November Revenues Up

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Ten of Ohio’s eleven gambling venues saw revenue increases in November over a year ago. All four casinos were up. Horseshoe Cincinnati had the biggest increase, up 4.5% to $16.5 million. Hollywood Columbus had the highest revenues of the month with $17.3 million, a 3% increase over last year. Hollywood Toledo was up ... Read More

04

Dec2015

Dueling Trademarks

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The Ohio State University has filed its opposition to the use of “The Shoe” as a trademark being sought after by Caesars Entertainment. Caesars wants to use “The Shoe” for “entertainment services” such as live concerts. OSU claims “The Shoe” has made reference to the football stadium since at least ... Read More