Gambling 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” 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 Ohio Lottery Offers Veterans Posts Legal Gaming Option http://wyso.org/post/ohio-lottery-offers-veterans-posts-legal-gaming-option <p>There’s been a resolution proposed in the conflict over video raffle machines that veterans’ groups and fraternal lodges had been using to raise money for charity. The machines will be replaced by electronic games regulated by the state.</p><p>Some 1,200 so-called “next generation machines” will go out to those groups using raffle machines the Attorney General has ruled illegal. Danielle Frizzi Babb with the Ohio Lottery says the governor’s office approached her agency.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Karen Kasler (Ohio Public Radio) 41281 at http://wyso.org Group Lacks Signatures in Internet Cafe Fight http://wyso.org/post/group-lacks-signatures-internet-cafe-fight <p>Opponents of an Ohio law that effectively bans storefront sweepstakes parlors have fallen more than 70,000 signatures short of the number needed to place a repeal request on the November 2014 ballot.</p><p>Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said Monday that 160,008 of the nearly 434,000 signatures submitted by the Committee to Protect Ohio Jobs were valid, well below the more than 231,000 required.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 39678 at http://wyso.org