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 ...
Tag: horse racing
April 14, 2016ogadmin
Penn National Gaming has pulled out of its joint venture with Endeka Entertainment LP to build a racino in Lawrence County, PA. The Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course racino, also operated by Penn National Gaming, is less than 30 minutes away from the proposed Pennsylvania site near New ...
April 21, 2015ogadmin
In 2012, legislation paved the way for racinos to come to Ohio. As part of that legislation, a memorandum of understanding called for an annual payment of $500,000 to each of the six host communities. Columbus was excluded because of the casino. However, an agreement was never reached on how ...
April 20, 2015ogadmin
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will officially open its doors on September 17, becoming the seventh and final racino in Ohio. The racino will have 850 VLT’s along with several dining and entertainment venues. The adjoining racetrack will have live thoroughbred racing beginning November 24. The track will ...
August 13, 2014ogadmin
Thistledown has decided to remain at its current location in North Randall. Before opening, Rock Ohio Caesar’s had reached an agreement with the Governor’s office that would have allowed the track to relocate to the Akron-Canton area within 12 miles of the city of Green. A decision had to be ...
July 22, 2014ogadmin
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway will become Ohio’s sixth racino when it opens August 28. There will be 1,000 VLT’s and live harness racing. There are 56 race dates scheduled, beginning October 3 and ending December 27. Simulcast viewing of harness and thoroughbred racing will also be available.
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