Category: Casino

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

11

Mar2016
With the exception of Horseshoe Cleveland, all of Ohio’s casinos experienced double digit revenue gains over a year ago. Hollywood Columbus generated the highest revenue of the month, $18.8 million which was a 13.7% increase over a year ago. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw the greatest increase in revenues over a year ... Read More

08

Mar2016

License Renewed

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved a three year license renewal for the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino.

29

Feb2016
January saw Ohio’s four casinos experience a 1.1% increase in revenues over a year ago. Racino revenues were up 9.4%. Hollywood Toledo, which has been the most consistent performer among the casinos over the past several months, experienced the greatest increase. Its revenues of $15.3 million were a 6.8% increase over last year. The ... Read More

18

Jan2016
The Ohio Legislature’s Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering, which was created to study the gaming environment in Ohio, released a report addressing several issues. The issue drawing the most attention was Ohio’s practice of not taxing promotional spending at the casinos and racinos, which has amounted to $650 million since ... Read More

14

Jan2016
An unusually mild December helped increase revenues at 9 of Ohio’s 11 gaming facilities. Hollywood Toledo led the charge among the casinos - its December revenues of $16.8 million represented an 11.3% increase over last year. Hollywood Columbus revenues of $18.2 million were up 5.2%. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw its revenues ($17.7 million) increase 4%. Horseshoe ... Read More