Racino http://wyso.org en North Dayton Racino Says It Will Encourage “Responsible Gaming” http://wyso.org/post/north-dayton-racino-says-it-will-encourage-responsible-gaming <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-fe662909-d815-871c-a3fa-78105a1bc80c"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">The Hollywood Gaming racino in north Dayton is getting closer to its opening day. Parent company Penn National spent around $6 million on cleanup of the old Delphi plant site, and now a new building, a racetrack, and almost 2000 parking spots are going in at the corner of Needmore and Wagner Ford roads.</span></span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:12:55 +0000 Lewis Wallace 51939 at http://wyso.org North Dayton Racino Says It Will Encourage “Responsible Gaming” Ohio Casinos, Racinos Could Compete For Gambling Dollars http://wyso.org/post/ohio-casinos-racinos-could-compete-gambling-dollars <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Ohio casino revenue numbers are out for the month of May, and month-to-month revenues are up for the state’s four casinos. But with a new </span>racino<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> on the way, there’s growing competition for those gambling dollars in southwest Ohio. </span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:02:09 +0000 Lewis Wallace 51188 at http://wyso.org Ohio Casinos, Racinos Could Compete For Gambling Dollars Ohio Communities Awaiting Payments From Racinos http://wyso.org/post/ohio-communities-awaiting-payments-racinos <p>Redevelopment of the fairgrounds in one southwestern Ohio county is on hold as state officials figure out the details of distributing $12 million in payments to communities affected by the legalization of racinos.</p><p>Lebanon in Warren County, north of Cincinnati, is the first of four communities around Ohio eligible for up to $3 million from a fund set up as part of the 2011 law that allowed racetrack owners to add electronic slot machines.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 46626 at http://wyso.org Dayton Racino Plans To Hire This Summer http://wyso.org/post/dayton-racino-plans-hire-summer <p>An official at the racino under construction in Dayton says most of the hiring will happen this summer - but smokers need not apply.</p><p>Gary DeWitt, general manager of the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, wouldn't say how many people will be hired or how many will be full-time at the new track being built on the site of an old automotive plant.</p><p>But he did say they won't hire smokers. All Penn National Gaming establishments require employees to be non-smokers. The harness-racing track, which also will feature 1,000 slot machines, will be smoke-free.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 45762 at http://wyso.org Revenue For Ohio's Casinos Decreases In December http://wyso.org/post/revenue-ohios-casinos-decreases-december <p>Revenues at each of Ohio's four casinos declined in December, leading to the worst statewide showing in the nine months that all four were open.</p><p>Figures released yesterday by the Ohio Casino Control Commission show casino revenue statewide declined 9.8 percent. The casinos are in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.</p><p>The Cincinnati casino opened in March, and the others opened in 2012. The statewide December revenue of $63.2 million was the lowest full-month total with all four facilities open.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 44383 at http://wyso.org