In last month’s election, the citizens of Green passed a charter amendment banning casino gambling and horse racing in their city. The issue was put on the ballot because of discussion that the Thistledown racino in North Randall was contemplating relocation to Green. Owners of Thistledown opted to stay put ...
December 4, 2012ogadmin
Rock Ohio Caesars has shown interest in relocating its Thistledown racetrack from North Randall to property owned by the Akron-Canton Airport in Green, Ohio. A deal between Rock Ohio Caesars and the state would allow the track to be relocated within 12 miles of the airport if it chooses. Gaming opponents ...
The Feds and the casino cities want their cut of your winnings. Columbus became the latest city to impose an income tax on any winnings from games of chance, including church raffles, the Ohio Lottery and other drawings. Even bingo and March Madness winnings are included. The tax is applicable to ...
Scioto Downs saw its revenue increase from $11.1 million to $11.8 million (6.8%) from June to July. In August, revenue again increased to $13.1 million (11%). The spike in August can probably be attributed to the opening of Phase II at Scioto Downs, which saw the addition of 300 VLTs ...
The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved rules for the relocation of horse racing tracks. Under the rules, Penn National would pay $75 million apiece for the relocation of its two tracks from Columbus and Toledo to Austintown and Dayton, respectively. Thistledown would pay $25 million to relocate from suburban Cleveland ...
July 13, 2012ogadmin
Four more horse racing tracks have applied for video slots licenses from the lottery commission. Thistledown, Beulah Park, Raceway Park and River Downs all hope to join Scioto Downs as horse racing tracks with VLTs. Northfield Park and Lebanon Raceway are the only two remaining tracks that have not yet applied ...
July 6, 2012ogadmin
Ohio Roundtable has appealed the decision of Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Timothy Horton dismissing the original lawsuit brought last October that challenged the constitutionality of Ohio’s casinos and VLTs at the state’s horse racing tracks.
July 5, 2012ogadmin
Penn National unveiled its plan for the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course before a meeting of Austintown Township trustees. Penn National is relocating its Beulah Park facility to the Austintown area. The racetrack and gaming facility will be built on 186 acres near I-80 and State Route 46. ...
June 19, 2012ogadmin
VLTs are coming to the Thistledown horse track, but the location is not totally clear. A deal between Rock Ohio and Governor Kasich’s office will bring video slots to Thistledown while allowing for the track to relocate from North Randall to the Akron-Canton area. Rock Ohio will pay a $50 million ...
June 8, 2012ogadmin
The Ohio Lottery Commission has handed out the state’s first VLT operator’s license to Scioto Downs. The racino will open in two phases. Phase 1 is set to open June 1. There will be 1,800 VLT machines, a café and a bar and lounge. Later this year, phase 2 will ...
May 31, 2012ogadmin