Ohio casinos http://wyso.org en With Casinos, Ohio Gambling Hotline Calls Increase http://wyso.org/post/casinos-ohio-gambling-hotline-calls-increase <p>Calls to Ohio's problem-gambling hotline have increased with the opening of casinos in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reports about 3,200 people have called the line this year, and there was a noticeable increase from September to October, the month Ohio's third casino opened in Columbus.</p><p>An Ohio Casino Control Commission official says most calls are from people whose gambling caused serious personal or financial problems.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:04:00 +0000 Associated Press & Columbus Dispatch 25186 at http://wyso.org Governor Considers Cleveland-Area Race Track Move http://wyso.org/post/governor-considers-cleveland-area-race-track-move <p>The governor is considering a deal that would relocate a suburban Cleveland horse racing track to another area of<br />northeast Ohio.</p><p>According to The Akron Beacon Journal, a spokesman for Gov. John Kasich says the administration is looking at a proposal to move the track to Akron.</p><p>The deal would be similar to one struck two weeks ago to allow to two other race tracks to move to avoid direct competition with casinos opening in Columbus and Toledo. The agreement is contingent upon the governor receiving legislative approval to allow slots-like lottery machines at the tracks.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:10:36 +0000 Associated Press 13800 at http://wyso.org Governor Considers Cleveland-Area Race Track Move Workers Hurt in Ohio Casino Collapse Recovering http://wyso.org/post/workers-hurt-ohio-casino-collapse-recovering <p>A company whose workers were hurt when a floor collapsed at an Ohio casino construction site says it&#39;s ready to resume work when investigators decide it&#39;s safe.</p><p>More than a dozen people were hurt Friday morning at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati site, where they were pouring a section of concrete floor. Most were treated for bumps and scrapes and released.</p><p>The president of Cincinnati-based Jostin Construction says four employees suffered orthopedic injuries. Three needed surgery.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:48:02 +0000 Associated Press 10782 at http://wyso.org Toledo Casino Holds Job Fairs to Fill Openings http://wyso.org/post/toledo-casino-holds-job-fairs-fill-openings <p>One of Ohio&#39;s four new casinos is ready to interview candidates as it looks to fill hundreds of jobs.</p><p>The casino coming to Toledo holds the first of three job fairs on Tuesday to talk with people who applied for work online. Multiple media outlets report the openings are in food and beverage service, maintenance and janitorial work, security, gaming operations and cashiering.</p><p>The Toledo casino had hoped to open in the spring with 1,200 employees. However, a consultant has recommended a delay to allow more time for a licensing investigation.</p> Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:18:19 +0000 Associated Press 10101 at http://wyso.org Toledo Casino Holds Job Fairs to Fill Openings Cleveland casino swamped with job applications http://wyso.org/post/cleveland-casino-swamped-job-applications <p><span lang="EN">CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland&#39;s new casino already has received 10 </span><span lang="EN">times more applications for dealer jobs than the number of </span><span lang="EN">openings, and the deadline for applying is still weeks away.</span></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 12:31:11 +0000 Associated Press 4199 at http://wyso.org Cleveland casino swamped with job applications