Category: Casino

24

Jun2016

Another JACK

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Horseshoe Cincinnati closed its doors for 40 hours earlier this month to complete their transformation to JACK Cincinnati. This completes the transfer of operations of Caesars Entertainment’s gambling facilities in Ohio to Jack Entertainment. The Cleveland casino and Thistledown racino reopened under the JACK brand earlier this year.

22

Jun2016
Ohio’s four casinos all experienced revenue declines from a year ago while the seven racinos all had revenue increases. JACK Cleveland, which recently closed for 40 hours for their makeover, experienced the largest decline. Revenues of $16 million were down 15% from a year ago. Hollywood Columbus ($17.8 million) and Horseshoe Cincinnati ($16.2 ... Read More

02

Jun2016
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Caesars Entertainment’s request to dismiss objections by The Ohio State University to the casino’s attempt to trademark “The Shoe.” Caesars wants to trademark “The Shoe” for entertainment services at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino. OSU objected, claiming “The Shoe” has referred to its football ... Read More

30

May2016

The New JACK

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Horseshoe Cleveland closed its doors at about 12:20am on Tuesday, May 10, for forty hours to transition to its new brand. The casino re-opened around 4pm on Wednesday, May 11 as JACK Cleveland Casino. As part of the rebrand, the eating establishments will also change names (The Spread Buffet becomes Market District ... Read More

26

May2016
All eleven of Ohio’s gambling establishments experienced revenue gains over a year ago. Horseshoe Cincinnati experienced the greatest increase among the casinos. Revenues of $17.5 million were a 10.1% increase over last year. Hollywood Toledo was up 8.9%, with revenues of $18.2 million. Horseshoe Cleveland generated the highest revenue with $19.1 million, a 4.6% ... Read More

19

Apr2016

JACK Thistledown

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Speaking of JACK, the former Thistledown racino unveiled its $70 million investment, after a one day closure, under the new JACK Entertainment brand (formerly Rock Gaming). Among the amenities: a new 1,000 space parking garage, a sports bar, a new sit-down restaurant, 235 additional VLT’s and a 20x60 ‘living wall’ that ... Read More

18

Apr2016

Revenues Up in March

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Two of the four casinos and six of the seven racinos saw revenue increases over a year ago. Horseshoe Cleveland had the highest revenues among the casinos with $19.6 million. However, this was a 1% decline from a year ago. Hollywood Columbus, with revenues of $19 million, was up 4% from a ... Read More

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