Gambling

Around the Miami Valley
12:13 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Dayton 'Racino' Approved by Commission

The Ohio State Racing Commission has given the green light to new "racinos" in Dayton and in the Youngstown area.

The commission on Wednesday approved the transfer of racing licenses from other Ohio tracks to the new tracks to be built on the site of a former auto parts manufacturing plant on Dayton's north side, as well as one in Austin.

Statewide News
6:35 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Ohio Senate Panel Passes Internet Cafe Moratorium

An Ohio Senate panel has approved a bill to immediately halt the expansion of Internet cafes.

The measure that cleared the Senate's government oversight committee on Tuesday would extend a current moratorium on the opening of new sweepstakes gambling operations until June 2014. It would require operators of current facilities to file more thorough affidavits with the state, or they could face a fine.

A full Senate vote could come Wednesday.

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Statewide News
12:09 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Decision on Ohio Racinos Delayed

Ohio officials have delayed approving plans for two new racetrack casinos.

The Ohio State Racing Commission says the developer's designs for proposed racinos in Dayton and in Austintown, near Youngstown, don't include enough seating for horse race spectators.

The Dayton Daily News reports that race commissioners plan to wait at least a week before deciding to approve the plans, which include slots-like video terminals at both locations.

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Statewide News
8:35 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Ohio's New Racinos Told: Don't Forget Horse Racing

The Ohio State Racing Commission is asking developers of two new racinos in Ohio to add more seating for people who want to watch live horse racing.

Commissioners say the tracks in Dayton and near Youngstown that will feature slots-like video terminals need to put a little more attention on live-racing.

Officials of Penn National Gaming say they'll come back to the commission on Wednesday with more information and plans.

But a company official says the developers think the current plans have enough seats to meet demand.

The Economy & Business
7:05 am
Thu January 24, 2013

City Leaders Clear Way for Dayton Racino

Dayton city officials have approved development plans for a $125 million racino on the former site of an automotive plant.

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the harness-racing track, which will include a 600-seat grandstand and 1,500 slots-like video terminals. It's being built on the site of a razed Delphi plant and is expected to open in mid-2014.

The Dayton Daily News reports that project is expected to create 1,000 jobs and another 1,000 during construction.

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