Ohio now has nine gambling establishments open with four casinos and five racinos. The final two racinos are set to open later this year. June was one of the leanest months so far. All nine venues showed a decline from May, resulting in an 11% overall drop. Six establishments have been open ...
July 22, 2014ogadmin
The Ohio State Racing Commission issued a racing permit and approved Penn National Gaming’s 2014 race dates for the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. The racing permit was required to allow the racino to operate VLTs. Live thoroughbred racing will begin November 24th. There will be 21 live ...
April 22, 2014ogadmin
Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association formally signed an agreement that “covers all aspects of thoroughbred racing” at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown, according to a Penn National Gaming news release. As expected, there will be 988 stalls constructed in 13 barns. Other points of the ...
March 12, 2014ogadmin
Before Thistledown opened last year, an agreement was reached with the Governor’s office that would allow the track to be moved to the Akron-Canton area within 12 miles of the city of Green. By law, that decision must be reached by June.
March 11, 2014ogadmin
It appears the biggest hurdle facing the opening of the Austintown racino has been cleared. Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (OHBPA) have been at odds over the number of stalls. Penn National Gaming wanted 760 stalls. OHBPA was thinking closer to 1,000 stalls. Both ...
March 10, 2014ogadmin
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 ...
January 20, 2014ogadmin
The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park and the Miami Valley Gaming racino near Cincinnati opened their doors this week. The Hard Rock Rocksino contains 2,242 VLTs, a Hard Rock Café, 1,800-seat concert venue, 320-seat comedy club and three eateries. Miami Valley Gaming contains 1,600 VLTs and four eateries. Harness ...
January 2, 2014ogadmin
Penn National Gaming and the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have reached a tentative agreement over the number of stalls to be built at the new Austintown racino. Originally, Penn National Gaming was going to build 760 stalls. The horse owners group wanted closer to 1,000. The tentative agreement ...
January 2, 2014ogadmin
The Ohio State Racing Commission has delayed its vote on setting race dates for the Austintown racino. The issue is over the number of stalls to be built. Penn National Gaming has stated they plan on initially building 760 stalls. The racing commission thinks at least 1,000 are needed. Penn ...
November 27, 2013ogadmin
The Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield is scheduled to open on December 18. River Downs racino in Cincinnati is scheduled to reopen May 1 with 1,600 VLTs. But they will reopen as the Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center. And finally Miami Valley Gaming, the former Lebanon Raceway near Dayton, will open ...
November 26, 2013ogadmin