Hollywood Toledo has been fined a second time for using unverified slot machines. The casino self-reported the infraction to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Hollywood Toledo was fined $4,000 as part of a settlement agreement.
Thistledown has decided to remain at its current location in North Randall. Before opening, Rock Ohio Caesar’s had reached an agreement with the Governor’s office that would have allowed the track to relocate to the Akron-Canton area within 12 miles of the city of Green. A decision had to be ... Read More
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway will become Ohio’s sixth racino when it opens August 28. There will be 1,000 VLT’s and live harness racing. There are 56 race dates scheduled, beginning October 3 and ending December 27. Simulcast viewing of harness and thoroughbred racing will also be available.
Ohio now has nine gambling establishments open with four casinos and five racinos. The final two racinos are set to open later this year.
June was one of the leanest months so far. All nine venues showed a decline from May, resulting in an 11% overall drop.
Six establishments have been open ... Read More
The Cincinnati Enquirer analyzed data from Ohio and Indiana gaming venues for the month of June. They discovered that Miami Valley Gaming, Hollywood Columbus and French Lick Resort offered the best odds at winning, with a 92% payout. The worst was Horseshoe Hammond at 89.8%.
Penn National Gaming, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by Fortress Investment Group, LLC., according to an article in the Cincinnati Post. Penn National operates several casinos across the United States, including the Argosy in Lawrenceburg, Indiana - just across the river from Ohio. According to the article, Fortress offered ... Read More
For the second consecutive month, revenues were up at all 8 of Ohio’s gambling venues. A longer month and an extra weekend most likely played a role in double-digit increases in 7 of the 8 venues.
Horseshoe Cincinnati showed the biggest increase among the casinos. The $20.16 million represented a 22% ... Read More
The Columbus casino became the last of Ohio’s four casinos to be fined by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. As part of a settlement between the casino and the OCCC, Hollywood Columbus was fined $75,000 for failing to maintain proper credit files and violating state law on how credit is ... Read More
All eight gambling venues (4 casinos and 4 racinos) saw an increase in February’s revenue over January’s revenue. Weather was most likely a factor for the increase given that some venues were forced to close for a few days in January.
Hollywood Toledo had the biggest increase. Revenues of $15.28 million ... Read More