Category: Casino

15

Oct2014

Rock Ohio Caesars Fined

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By law, casino operators are required to be transparent with all financial transactions. Rock Ohio Caesars failed to notify the Ohio Casino Control Commission of a loan refinancing that it failed to close. As a result, the OCCC has fined Rock Ohio Caesars $200,000, the largest fine levied against a ... Read More

14

Oct2014

Jobs Down

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Casino revenue projections are not the only numbers falling short.  In 2009, projections called for 17,200 casino jobs. To date, there are 14,444. Casino officials all point to the same reason.  Racinos. VLT’s became legal at horse racing venues in 2011 and has created competition for casinos that was not ... Read More

14

Oct2014

September Revenues Down

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The 9 gambling facilities in Ohio that have been open for at least 30 days all experienced revenue declines from August. On the casino front, Horseshoe Cincinnati saw the smallest decline, less than 1%.  Hollywood Toledo revenues declined 8.9% from August while Horseshoe Cleveland dropped 18% and Hollywood Columbus 12%. From ... Read More

13

Aug2014

Illegal Gambling

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After several complaints from local residents, the Ohio Attorney General’s office executed a search warrant against the House of Skills, a business in Smith Township in Mahoning county. The business is suspected of operating casino gaming devices and providing cash payouts. Games of skill are permitted in Ohio but cash ... Read More

13

Aug2014

Columbus Revenues Up

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July was a mixed bag for Ohio’s gambling establishments.  Hollywood Columbus revenues were up ever so slightly (.4%) from a year ago and Hollywood Toledo was up 6.4%.  Horseshoe Cleveland (10.7%) and Horseshoe Cincinnati (15.5%) saw significant decreases from last year.  Overall, casino revenues in Ohio were down 5.6% from ... Read More

22

Jul2014
Hollywood Toledo has been fined a second time for using unverified slot machines. The casino self-reported the infraction to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.  Hollywood Toledo was fined $4,000 as part of a settlement agreement.

22

Jul2014
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 ... Read More

22

Jul2014
The Cincinnati Enquirer analyzed data from Ohio and Indiana gaming venues for the month of June.  They discovered that Miami Valley Gaming, Hollywood Columbus and French Lick Resort offered the best odds at winning, with a 92% payout.  The worst was Horseshoe Hammond at 89.8%.

25

Jun2014

Argosy Purchased

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Penn National Gaming, Inc. has agreed to be purchased by Fortress Investment Group, LLC., according to an article in the Cincinnati Post. Penn National operates several casinos across the United States, including the Argosy in Lawrenceburg, Indiana - just across the river from Ohio. According to the article, Fortress offered ... Read More

22

Apr2014

March Revenues Up

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For the second consecutive month, revenues were up at all 8 of Ohio’s gambling venues. A longer month and an extra weekend most likely played a role in double-digit increases in 7 of the 8 venues. Horseshoe Cincinnati showed the biggest increase among the casinos. The $20.16 million represented a 22% ... Read More