It now appears background checks will not hold up the scheduled openings of the Cleveland and Toledo casinos. Over 1100 of the expected 1900 licenses have been approved.
Next on the agenda are hearings before the Casino Control Commission over the operator license applications. First up is Rock Ohio, developer of the Cleveland casino. Their hearing is this Wednesday and Thursday. Penn National, developer of the Toledo casino, will have their hearing in early May.
Meanwhile, Penn National has begun accepting applications for table-game dealers for their Columbus casino, set to open the last quarter of 2012.