Tag: gambling

22

May2012
As expected, the OCCC voted unanimously to give Penn National their gambling license. Toledo Gaming Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary of Penn National that will operate the Toledo casino, was also granted a license. All this despite a last-minute surprise by Penn National. Two days after their May 2nd meeting, the ... Read More

02

May2012
A provision in the Senate version of H.B. 386 could lead to gambling in all 88 counties that would benefit charity. Under the proposed legislation, each county could designate a ‘card room’ for charitable poker, blackjack and other card games. Slot machines would not be permitted and the location could ... Read More

02

May2012

OSHA Fines

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As a result of the investigation into the collapse at the Cincinnati casino in January, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration had originally issued citations to six companies totaling $108,200. On Monday, OSHA withdrew its citations against two of the companies and reduced the total to the remaining four companies ... Read More

19

Apr2012
It now appears background checks will not hold up the scheduled openings of the Cleveland and Toledo casinos. Over 1100 of the expected 1900 licenses have been approved. Next on the agenda are hearings before the Casino Control Commission over the operator license applications. First up is Rock Ohio, developer of ... Read More

17

Apr2012

Northfield Park

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Hard Rock International has announced a joint venture with Northfield Park to bring gambling to the horse racing track. The $275 million project would include 2,500 slot machines, a Hard Rock Café, steakhouse, buffet, bar, live music venue and conference facilities. The gambling facility would employ 1,000 permanent workers. As with all ... Read More

04

Apr2012
Construction is nearly done, slot machines have been delivered and most employees have been hired. Yet the May 14 opening date may still be in jeopardy. The possible culprit is once again the background checks. As of last week, the Ohio Casino Control Commission had completed background checks on about ... Read More

09

Mar2012

Slot Machines

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The Toledo casino has received their first shipment of 554 slot machines. The remaining 1,448 machines are expected to be delivered by March 21. The Cleveland casino has received 1,100 machines. The remaining 1,000 are expected this week.

08

Mar2012

Scioto Downs

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Columbus City Council has approved annexation of Scioto Downs into the city. This means Scioto Downs can now begin receiving Columbus water and sewer services. The VLT facility currently being built at Scioto Downs is expected to open the second quarter of this year. This too is dependent on the outcome ... Read More

16

Feb2012

Casino Openings Set

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission gave the go-ahead yesterday for the Cleveland and Toledo casinos to open in May. The Cleveland casino gets the honor of being the first to open the week of May 14th. The Toledo casino will follow two weeks later the week of May 28th. Dates ... Read More

11

Feb2012

Track Switch

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Penn National has announced a change in their proposal to relocate horse racing tracks from Toledo and Columbus. Originally Penn National proposed moving Raceway Park, a harness racing track, from Toledo to the Youngstown area and Beulah Park, a thoroughbred track, from Columbus to Dayton. The reason for the relocation is ... Read More