Tag: gambling

11

Mar2014
All eight gambling venues (4 casinos and 4 racinos) saw an increase in February’s revenue over January’s revenue. Weather was most likely a factor for the increase given that some venues were forced to close for a few days in January. Hollywood Toledo had the biggest increase. Revenues of $15.28 million ... Read More

06

Mar2014
A patron at Horseshoe Cincinnati has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against the casino. He was playing craps and his $5 bet at 999-to-1 odds won, entitling him to $5,000. However, the casino refused to pay him. Turns out the patron was on the Indiana Voluntary Exclusion Program where he voluntarily ... Read More

20

Jan2014

December Revenues

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The chilly December temperatures had a chilling effect on all of Ohio’s gaming establishments. Horseshoe Cleveland had its lowest month of revenue since it opened in May 2012. The $18.2 million was down nearly 10% from November. Hollywood Toledo, with revenues of $14.2 million, was down about 4% from November. ... Read More

20

Jan2014

2013 Revenues

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For the year, Ohio’s four casinos and four racinos generated combined revenues of $1.07 billion. In 2009, an Ohio Department of Taxation study estimated total revenues of $1.4 billion once all eleven facilities were up and running. Currently eight are open with three more racinos due to open in 2014. Surrounding ... Read More

03

Jan2014

November Revenues

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Overall, revenues from Ohio’s gambling venues were up slightly from October. Horseshoe Cleveland had the biggest increase, nearly 4% to $20.2 million. The remaining casinos showed just slight variations from October. Horseshoe Cincinnati declined slightly from $18.1 million in October to $17.6 million in November. Hollywood Toledo saw a slight ... Read More

26

Nov2013
The village of Smithville became the second entity in Ohio to outright ban Internet cafes. Village leaders had been passing six month moratoriums on new businesses. The latest was set to expire at the end of the year.

12

Nov2013

Electronic Raffle Games

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First the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine orders veteran and fraternal organizations to cease operating electronic raffle games because he claims they are a form of illegal gambling; Then a legal advisor tells these organizations to continue operating the e-raffles while negotiations with state lawmakers are ongoing; Then the executive director of ... Read More

11

Nov2013

Slots and VLTs

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Despite having the fewest number of slots or VLTs of all Ohio casinos and racinos, Thistledown grossed the highest revenue in October, generating an average of $361 per day per machine. Horseshoe Cincinnati was next at $212, followed by Horseshoe Cleveland at $194, Hollywood Toledo at $185, Scioto Downs at ... Read More

11

Nov2013

Austintown Racino

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Penn National Gaming has turned down offers from Youngstown, Niles and McDonald to provide water service to its Austintown racino currently being built. Instead, Penn National Gaming will drill a well at the location.

22

Oct2013
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has ordered veteran and fraternal organizations to cease operating electronic raffle games. DeWine considers these games another form of illegal gambling. Originally DeWine had ordered all machines removed by August 1. He backed off the deadline when he was informed that state lawmakers would clarify ... Read More