Category: Casino

18

Feb2011
Ohio may miss the March 10 deadline for having licensing rules in place. Governor Kasich has not yet made his selections for the Ohio Casino Control Commission. A spokesman has indicated this will occur ‘soon’. Casino developers don’t seem too concerned and have said it is business as usual. They ... Read More

05

Feb2011

Columbus Casino

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In response to Columbus and Franklin County excluding the casino site from its sewer contract, Penn National Gaming officials may be thinking of alternate ways of disposing of its sewage. A mystery client approached the city of Marysville about whether its sewage treatment plant could handle 120,000 gallons of sewage ... Read More

05

Feb2011

Cleveland Casino

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Cleveland will be the first Ohio city to open its casino. The Horseshoe Casino is slated to open in early 2012 in the Higbee Building at Tower City Center. This is a temporary site while the permanent casino site is being built just to the south of Tower City Center. ... Read More

29

Dec2010

Bullies

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That is the name that Penn National is calling Columbus officials following the latest volley over annexation. Mayor Coleman asked City Council to remove the casino site from a 2003 city sewer contract with Franklin County. City Council approved unanimously. Franklin County commissioners then followed suit. In exchange for the ... Read More

29

Dec2010

Rejected

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As expected, the Republican-controlled Ohio Senate rejected Governor Strickland’s seven appointees to the newly formed Ohio Casino Control Commission. Democrats have argued that this will result in long delays over the opening and operation of Ohio’s four casinos.

08

Dec2010
As we wind down 2010, there are several unanswered questions regarding gambling and the casinos. Most likely we will have to wait on the new administration for any resolutions. Casinos Despite the concern over possible delays in getting Ohio’s casinos up and running, it appears confirmation of the members of the Casino ... Read More

28

Oct2010
The Commission met for the first time this week. By law, the casino rules must be final by March 10, 2011. That means the Commission must have its work complete by January 11, 2011, to allow a legislative panel, which would have the final say, to do its review.

22

Oct2010
A lot has happened since the governor’s appointment of the seven members to the Ohio Casino Control Commission just two weeks ago. Governor Ted Strickland was required to make his appointments to the commission by October 10; however, the Senate will have the ultimate say in confirming those appointments. Strickland appointed ... Read More

24

Aug2010

Casino Development

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In Cleveland, developer Dan Gilbert has finally reached a deal with Forest City Enterprises to purchase 16 acres downtown, including a nearby parking lot, where the casino will most likely be built. It is unclear when construction will begin, but delays in achieving the land deal will most likely push ... Read More

11

Jun2010
Governor Ted Strickland signed the casino implementation measure this week, but not before pointing out areas of disappointment. Overall, Strickland was enthusiastic about the measure’s ability to facilitate the creation of Ohio jobs and economic opportunity in our communities. “However, I am disappointed that this bill also creates a new income ... Read More