The “skill game parlor” industry continues to wane. In 2014, Lance’s Skill Game Challenge in New Philadelphia was raided. Cash in the amount of $2,000 and 37 slot-machine gambling devices were seized in the raid. Owner Robert Lance of Fairfield Township, in Tuscarawas County, was indicted on four counts of gambling ...
April 21, 2016ogadmin
Speaking of JACK, the former Thistledown racino unveiled its $70 million investment, after a one day closure, under the new JACK Entertainment brand (formerly Rock Gaming). Among the amenities: a new 1,000 space parking garage, a sports bar, a new sit-down restaurant, 235 additional VLT’s and a 20x60 ‘living wall’ that ...
April 19, 2016ogadmin
Two of the four casinos and six of the seven racinos saw revenue increases over a year ago. Horseshoe Cleveland had the highest revenues among the casinos with $19.6 million. However, this was a 1% decline from a year ago. Hollywood Columbus, with revenues of $19 million, was up 4% from a ...
April 18, 2016ogadmin
By a 4-3 vote, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Frederick Kinsey, a resident of Columbiana County, has standing to challenge the constitutional amendment legalizing casino gambling in Ohio and the subsequent laws permitting VLT’s at the state’s horse racing tracks. All other plaintiffs, including Ohio Roundtable, were dismissed because ...
April 14, 2016ogadmin
Stephen Cline, owner of Spinners, a Pickaway County establishment, has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and operation of an illegal casino. Last year Spinners as well as Cline’s home were raided after complaints that Spinners was paying out cash prizes, which is illegal under Ohio law. Gambling machines, cash and ...
March 18, 2016ogadmin
The uproar over daily fantasy sports games has made its way into statehouses across the country. Thirty states have pending bills. This week, Virginia became the first state to sign into law regulations that govern daily fantasy sports. Among the provisions of the Fantasy Contest Act: all players must be 18 or older, ...
March 16, 2016ogadmin
Rock Gaming, which took over the Horseshoe venues from Caesars Entertainment last year, is now known as JACK Entertainment. As a result, each of its gaming venues will get new names. Thistledown became JACK Thistledown on March 9. Horseshoe Cleveland will become JACK Cleveland in May and Horseshoe Cincinnati will become JACK Cincinnati ...
March 14, 2016ogadmin
With the exception of Horseshoe Cleveland, all of Ohio’s casinos experienced double digit revenue gains over a year ago. Hollywood Columbus generated the highest revenue of the month, $18.8 million which was a 13.7% increase over a year ago. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw the greatest increase in revenues over a year ...
March 11, 2016ogadmin
Caesars Entertainment had filed for a trademark, “The Shoe,” to be used for entertainment services such as live concerts at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino in 2013. The Ohio State University’s response was that “The Shoe” had referred to their football stadium since at least 1988. OSU went on to argue that Caesars ...
March 10, 2016ogadmin
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved a three year license renewal for the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino.
March 8, 2016ogadmin