Tag: racino


Race tracks are moving toward implementing video lottery terminals as overseen by the Racing Commission. Columbus’s Scioto Downs is the only race track to apply for a VLT sales agent license thus far. Scioto Downs may have its VLT operations up and running by June 2012.
March 27, 2012ogadmin


Governor John Kasich and Penn National Gaming have reached a nonbinding memorandum of understanding. This agreement will allow Penn National to relocate its two horse racing facilities from Grove City and Toledo to Austintown and Dayton respectively. The agreement also allows for VLTs at the two facilities. Penn National will pay ... Read More
March 20, 2012ogadmin



Lebanon Racetrack

Delaware North Companies and Churchill Downs formed a joint venture to purchase Lebanon Raceway and build a racino with up to 2,500 VLTs. The joint venture, Miami Valley Gaming & Racing LLC, plans to purchase the harness racing licenses and assets of the Lebanon Trotting Club and the Miami Valley ... Read More
March 9, 2012ogadmin



Scioto Downs

Columbus City Council has approved annexation of Scioto Downs into the city. This means Scioto Downs can now begin receiving Columbus water and sewer services. The VLT facility currently being built at Scioto Downs is expected to open the second quarter of this year. This too is dependent on the outcome ... Read More
March 8, 2012ogadmin



Video Lottery Terminals

The Ohio Lottery Commission has amended certain rules that were adopted last year relating to video lottery terminals (VLTs) at horse racing tracks. Changes made: Elimination of the requirement that only individuals 21 and older would be permitted in the ‘area of the slots.’ Other rules still in effect require you to ... Read More
August 24, 2011ogadmin



Details of the Deal

Terms of the deal struck earlier this week between Governor Kasich and Rock Ohio Caesars were disclosed today. Rock Ohio, developers of the casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati, have agreed to pay the state an additional $110 million over the next 10 years- $10 million for each of the first 5 ... Read More
June 16, 2011ogadmin