Company to Lay Foundation for Dayton Racino in April

Jan 14, 2013

A gaming company says it plans to start laying the foundation for a new horse racing track in southwest Ohio in April, if weather permits demolition and environmental remediation work remains on schedule.

Penn National Gaming Inc. plans to open Hollywood Slots at Dayton Raceway on the site of a shuttered auto plant. But the track still faces some obstacles.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the gaming company's applications to state commissions to relocate Raceway Park from Toledo to Dayton and to become a video lottery sales agent are pending.

A hearing is also planned for an appeal of a court ruling in a lawsuit filed by gambling opponents. They are challenging whether the state can allow video slots at the horse tracks without going before the voters.