Category: Casino

05

Dec2017
Casino employees are now allowed to gamble in casinos where they don’t work. They have always been allowed to gamble in racinos. Racino employees could always gamble at casinos or other racinos. The rule against casino employees gambling has been in effect since Ohio legalized casinos. However, according to a bill ... Read More
December 5, 2017ogadmin

01

Dec2017

Casino Fines

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Hollywood Columbus was sanctioned for a second time by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The casino was fined $10,000 and required to provide additional employee training. A number of casino operated slot machines had unapproved software. The casino also failed to properly maintain a list of those slot machines in ... Read More
December 1, 2017ogadmin

09

Feb2017

Casino Notes

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Hollywood Toledo became the third casino to have their license renewed for another three years by the OCCC. JACK Cleveland and Hollywood Columbus were renewed earlier. JACK Cincinnati is up for renewal this year. JACK Cincinnati has been fined $50,000 for overserving a patron last March. The Ohio Investigative Unit said Cory Lippmeier was ... Read More
February 9, 2017ogadmin

01

Feb2017

Gambling by the Numbers

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The Columbus Dispatch analyzed gambling in Ohio for the period 2012-15. $62.9 billion was bet at Ohio’s legal gambling establishments with winning payouts totaling $53.3 billion, leaving $9.7 billion that people lost gambling. The casinos to date have generated over $1 billion in tax revenue. Ohio cities and counties have received over $660,000 ... Read More
February 1, 2017ogadmin

30

Jan2017
Overall, casino revenues in 2016 dropped nearly 2% from the previous year. Only Hollywood Columbus showed an increase ($213.5 million, up 1.5%). This was the first time that Hollywood Columbus has topped the annual casino revenue charts. JACK Cleveland, formerly Horseshoe Cleveland, experienced the largest decrease ($203.6 million, down 4.3%), but had been ... Read More
January 30, 2017ogadmin

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.
June 24, 2016ogadmin

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
June 22, 2016ogadmin

02

Jun2016
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected Caesars Entertainment‚Äôs request to dismiss objections by The Ohio State University to the casino‚Äôs attempt to trademark ‚ÄúThe Shoe.‚ÄĚ Caesars wants to trademark ‚ÄúThe Shoe‚ÄĚ for entertainment services at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino.¬†OSU objected, claiming ‚ÄúThe Shoe‚ÄĚ has referred to its football ... Read More
June 2, 2016ogadmin

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
May 30, 2016ogadmin

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
May 26, 2016ogadmin