Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have reached a tentative agreement over the number of stalls to be built at the new Austintown racino. Originally, Penn National Gaming was going to build 760 stalls. The horse owners group wanted closer to 1,000. The tentative agreement ...
January 2, 2014ogadmin
The Ohio State Racing Commission has delayed its vote on setting race dates for the Austintown racino. The issue is over the number of stalls to be built. Penn National Gaming has stated they plan on initially building 760 stalls. The racing commission thinks at least 1,000 are needed. Penn ...
November 27, 2013ogadmin
The Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield is scheduled to open on December 18. River Downs racino in Cincinnati is scheduled to reopen May 1 with 1,600 VLTs. But they will reopen as the Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center. And finally Miami Valley Gaming, the former Lebanon Raceway near Dayton, will open ...
November 26, 2013ogadmin
State ex rel. Walgate v. Kasich, Supreme Court of Ohio Case No. 2013-0656, challenges the constitutionality of Ohio’s VLTs. Walgate was stayed pending the outcome of the case of ProgressOhio.org, et al. v. JobsOhio, Case No. 2012-1272, which involves standing issues similar to the ones faced by the plaintiffs in Walgate v. ...
November 4, 2013ogadmin
Looking for the best venue to play the slots? In July, that would have been the Horseshoe Cleveland casino, which is a complete reversal from being the toughest. Payouts at Horseshoe Cleveland in July were 93.07 cents for every dollar played, highest since the casino opened. Horseshoe Cincinnati was next ...
August 13, 2013ogadmin
The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case challenging the legality of Ohio’s racinos. Last year a Franklin County trial court judge ruled Ohio Roundtable had no legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of VLTs at Ohio’s horse racing tracks. Earlier this year, the 10th District Court of ...
August 7, 2013ogadmin
Penn National Gaming has announced that when the Austintown and Dayton racinos open in 2014, they will do so with fewer VLTs than had originally been planned. The original plans called for 1,500 VLTs at each location. Instead they will open with 1,000 VLTs. Penn National Gaming admitted that lower ...
August 7, 2013ogadmin
If an amendment to the state’s proposed budget bill is passed and becomes law, Ohio’s casinos, VLTs and even Internet cafes will be required to send camera images of every customer to the state.
May was a mixed bag with two casinos showing increases and two showing decreases in revenues. Horseshoe Cleveland saw an increase of less than 1% from April, with revenues of slightly over $20 million. Horseshoe Cincinnati, the newest casino, had revenues of $19.6 million, a 10% increase over April. Hollywood ...
The Miami Valley Gaming & Racing racino, being built along I-75, is planning to open in December. The racino will feature a 5/8 mile harness racing track and 2,500 VLTs. This is a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Delaware North Cos. Gaming & Entertainment.