Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will officially open its doors on September 17, becoming the seventh and final racino in Ohio. The racino will have 850 VLT’s along with several dining and entertainment venues. The adjoining racetrack will have live thoroughbred racing beginning November 24. The track will ...
August 13, 2014ogadmin
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 ...
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.
Earlier this year the state Controlling Board had unanimously approved the purchase of 1,200 ‘next generation’ gaming machines for use at VFW posts and fraternal lodges. This was seen as a legal solution to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s opinion that existing video raffle machines were illegal gambling. VFW and fraternal ...
The Ohio State Racing Commission issued a racing permit and approved Penn National Gaming’s 2014 race dates for the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The racing permit was required to allow the racino to operate VLTs. Live thoroughbred racing will begin November 24th. There will be 21 live ...
April 22, 2014ogadmin
Willoughby Hills, a city in northeast Ohio near Cleveland, is considering a business model proposed by attorneys for Internet cafes. Under this model, a person selects a game to play and then pushes a button that will tell them if they will win or lose. Since the outcome is projected ...
April 21, 2014ogadmin
HB 472 (Governor Kasich’s mid-biennium budget review) has been introduced. In it, Kasich seeks further regulation of skill-game arcades. Internet cafes were essentially shut down last year, but are beginning to reappear as ‘skill game’ arcades, which are electronic slot machines illegally paying out cash prizes. HB 472 attempts to tighten the ...
March 19, 2014ogadmin
The state Controlling Board unanimously approved the purchase of 1,200 ‘next generation’ gaming machines for use at VFW posts and fraternal organizations. The total cost would be $22.5 million over the next 2 years. Intralot would build the machines and receive 1.83% of all wagers to service the machines. The Ohio ...
March 12, 2014ogadmin
Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association formally signed an agreement that “covers all aspects of thoroughbred racing” at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown, according to a Penn National Gaming news release. As expected, there will be 988 stalls constructed in 13 barns. Other points of the ...
March 12, 2014ogadmin
Before Thistledown opened last year, an agreement was reached with the Governor’s office that would allow the track to be moved to the Akron-Canton area within 12 miles of the city of Green. By law, that decision must be reached by June.
March 11, 2014ogadmin