Tag: horse racing

28

Mar2013

Racinos Delayed

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The Ohio State Racing Commission is still dissatisfied with seating at the proposed racinos in Austintown and Dayton, as well as the Lebanon Raceway in Warren County. As a result, they again delayed a vote to transfer licenses from Beulah Park in Grove City to Austintown and Raceway Park in ... Read More
March 28, 2013ogadmin

28

Mar2013

Thistledown

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Ohio‚Äôs second racino is scheduled to open April 9. A ‚Äúcontrolled demonstration‚ÄĚ will take place April 2. The racino will have 1,100 VLTs. The question is how long Thistledown will remain at its current location in North Royalton. Under an agreement with Governor Kasich, the developer, Rock Ohio Caesars, is ... Read More
March 28, 2013ogadmin

18

Mar2013

VLT Lawsuit

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The 10th District Court of Appeals has upheld a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision that dismissed a lawsuit challenging VLTs at Ohio’s horse racing tracks. Appellate judges agreed that Ohio Roundtable had no legal standing to sue. Ohio Roundtable is considering their next move.
March 18, 2013ogadmin

15

Mar2013

Racinos

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The Ohio State Racing Commission listened to Penn National Gaming’s request for transferring racetrack licenses from Beulah Park in Grove City to Austintown, and from Raceway Park in Toledo to Dayton. The commissioners were not impressed and have asked Penn to return next week with revised plans.  The Commission’s biggest concern ... Read More
March 15, 2013ogadmin

08

Feb2013

Racino News

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The Dayton City Commission unanimously approved Penn National’s development plans to build a racino at the site of a former Delphi plant. There will be a harness track, 600-seat grandstand and 1,500 VLTs. Construction is expected to begin in the spring and open in the second quarter of 2014. Hurdles still ... Read More
February 8, 2013ogadmin

16

Jan2013

Warren County Racino

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A second racino in the Dayton area is nearing the start of construction. Miami Valley Gaming & Racing has completed its purchase of harness racing licenses from the Lebanon Trotting Club and Miami Valley Trotting. The Ohio State Racing Commission gave preliminary approval to relocating the Lebanon Raceway to a ... Read More
January 16, 2013ogadmin

16

Jan2013

Northfield Park Racino

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Work has begun on the Hard Rock racino at Northfield Park. It is expected to open during the fourth quarter of this year. This is despite the fact Northfield Park is the only track that has yet to file its license application, which must be granted before the racino can ... Read More
January 16, 2013ogadmin

15

Jan2013

River Downs Racino

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Demolition of the existing River Downs facility is expected to begin soon, then rebuild and re-open as a racino in 2014. The Ohio Lottery Commission is reviewing Pinnacle Entertainment’s application to operate 1,600 VLTs. With the ongoing construction, the Ohio State Racing Commission is considering moving the 2013 River Downs summer ... Read More
January 15, 2013ogadmin

15

Jan2013

Austintown Racino

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The site for the new racetrack with VLT facilities is being cleared, but actual construction will not begin before March 2013. March is the earliest the Ohio State Racing Commission will consider Penn National’s license application. This is because of a proposed rule change that would codify the $75 million ... Read More
January 15, 2013ogadmin

05

Dec2012

Racinos Update

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Dayton Penn National has released its plans for the Hollywood Dayton Raceway to be built on the site of a former Delphi plant. Plans call for a 5/8 mile harness racetrack and a gaming building of up to 150,000 square feet. There will be up to 1,500 VLTs, an entertainment stage ... Read More
December 5, 2012ogadmin