Category: Casino

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

21

Apr2014
The Columbus casino became the last of Ohio’s four casinos to be fined by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. As part of a settlement between the casino and the OCCC, Hollywood Columbus was fined $75,000 for failing to maintain proper credit files and violating state law on how credit is ... Read More

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
Horseshoe Cincinnati has been fined $75,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for failing to keep complete credit files and violating state law on how credit is issued.