Tag: Ohio Racing Commission


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 ... Read More
March 10, 2014ogadmin


The Ohio State Racing Commission has delayed its vote on setting race dates for the Austintown racino. The issue is over the number of stalls to be built. Penn National Gaming has stated they plan on initially building 760 stalls. The racing commission thinks at least 1,000 are needed. Penn ... Read More
November 27, 2013ogadmin


The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved the license transfers for Penn National Gaming to relocate its horse racing tracks at Beulah Park in Grove City to Austintown and Raceway Park in Toledo to Dayton. The issue over seating was resolved when the racing commission accepted Penn National Gaming’s latest proposal. ... Read More
May 7, 2013ogadmin


Penn National Gaming has stopped work on racinos in Austintown and Dayton, as a result of the impasse with the state racing commission over additional indoor seating. Penn National Gaming claims the racing commission’s insistence on an additional 1,200 seats between the two sites is not in line with today’s type ... Read More
April 24, 2013ogadmin



Austintown Racino

The township trustee chairman is frustrated with the Ohio State Racing Commission and their insistence on more indoor seating at the Austintown racetrack. He has asked for an audience with Governor Kasich. The Governor’s spokesman has stated that Kasich will not get involved. The trustee chairman is upset with the whole ... Read More
April 4, 2013ogadmin



Racinos Delayed

The Ohio State Racing Commission is still dissatisfied with seating at the proposed racinos in Austintown and Dayton, as well as the Lebanon Raceway in Warren County. As a result, they again delayed a vote to transfer licenses from Beulah Park in Grove City to Austintown and Raceway Park in ... Read More
March 28, 2013ogadmin




The Ohio State Racing Commission listened to Penn National Gaming’s request for transferring racetrack licenses from Beulah Park in Grove City to Austintown, and from Raceway Park in Toledo to Dayton. The commissioners were not impressed and have asked Penn to return next week with revised plans.  The Commission’s biggest concern ... Read More
March 15, 2013ogadmin


The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved rules for the relocation of horse racing tracks. Under the rules, Penn National would pay $75 million apiece for the relocation of its two tracks from Columbus and Toledo to Austintown and Dayton, respectively. Thistledown would pay $25 million to relocate from suburban Cleveland ... Read More
July 13, 2012ogadmin



Youngstown Racino

Penn National unveiled its plan for the Hollywood Slots at Mahoning Valley Race Course before a meeting of Austintown Township trustees. Penn National is relocating its Beulah Park facility to the Austintown area. The racetrack and gaming facility will be built on 186 acres near I-80 and State Route 46. ... Read More
June 19, 2012ogadmin


Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment and Churchill Downs Incorporated have announced a joint venture to acquire Lebanon Raceway, which is presently located in Lebanon, Ohio. Lebanon Raceway is currently owned by the Lebanon Trotting Club Inc. and Miami Valley Trotting Inc., who will remain consultants to the new owners. ... Read More
March 28, 2012ogadmin