Racino http://wyso.org en 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 New Racino Brings Cash To Local Government http://wyso.org/post/new-racino-brings-cash-local-government <p>About 20,000 people are expected to descend on Ohio’s newest racino&nbsp;Thursday. &nbsp;The new gaming facility in Turtlecreek Township is expected to be a boon to the local economy.</p><p>Warren County Economic Development Director, Martin Russell, says Miami Valley Gaming’s new $175 million dollar racino means big revenue for the county.</p><p>“I think that when you talk about jobs, you talk about capital investment, you talk about bringing in more people inside of Warren County...this is going to really broaden our economic base," ​said Russell.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:18:23 +0000 Jerry Kenney 43264 at http://wyso.org Dayton Racino Reports Problems Amid Site Cleanup http://wyso.org/post/dayton-racino-reports-problems-amid-site-cleanup <p>The company behind a southwest Ohio racino says the project should be finished by its target date next year, though demolition and cleanup work at the Dayton site is taking longer than expected.</p><p>An official from Penn National Gaming tells the Ohio State Racing Commission workers are taking extra time to clean up concrete slabs at the site, which is a former manufacturing plant. He says the project is lagging behind construction of another Penn National racino near Youngstown that doesn't involve industrial cleanup.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 38193 at http://wyso.org