While Ohio mulls over legalizing sports betting, virtually every surrounding state either has a law on the books or proposed legislation on the fast track. Pennsylvania and West Virginia have already legalized sports betting. In Kentucky, a House panel has passed a bill that would allow sports betting at approved locations such ...
The Ohio House and Senate have each introduced their own version of how sports betting should be regulated in the state. The Senate came first, introducing Senate Bill 111 in March. The House followed by introducing House Bill 194 in early April. There are differences between the two bills. Among ...
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 ...
The Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of Ohio’s video lottery terminals on June 23. Ohio Roundtable filed the lawsuit, claiming that Governor John Kasich overstepped his authority by allowing VLT’s at Ohio’s seven horse racing tracks without voter approval. The case was filed in 2013, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
For the year, Ohio’s four casinos and four racinos generated combined revenues of $1.07 billion. In 2009, an Ohio Department of Taxation study estimated total revenues of $1.4 billion once all eleven facilities were up and running. Currently eight are open with three more racinos due to open in 2014. Surrounding ...
The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park and the Miami Valley Gaming racino near Cincinnati opened their doors this week. The Hard Rock Rocksino contains 2,242 VLTs, a Hard Rock Café, 1,800-seat concert venue, 320-seat comedy club and three eateries. Miami Valley Gaming contains 1,600 VLTs and four eateries. Harness ...