Racino

Around the Miami Valley
6:18 am
Thu December 12, 2013

New Racino Brings Cash To Local Government

About 20,000 people are expected to descend on Ohio’s newest racino Thursday.  The new gaming facility in Turtlecreek Township is expected to be a boon to the local economy.

Warren County Economic Development Director, Martin Russell, says Miami Valley Gaming’s new $175 million dollar racino means big revenue for the county.

“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.

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The Economy & Business
8:04 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Dayton Racino Reports Problems Amid Site Cleanup

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.

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.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Dayton Racino Construction Begins This Week

Developers say construction of a Dayton "racino" starts this week.

Groundbreaking on the state's newest horse track equipped with slot-like gambling machines is set to begin this morning.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the $125 million Hollywood at Dayton Raceway is being built on 119 acres that was the site of an auto parts manufacturing plant. It's set to open in mid-2014.

The racino will feature harness racing plus 1,500 video lottery terminals, along with restaurants and food concessions.

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
7:35 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Ohio Racinos Delayed By Demand for More Seating

Construction on two Ohio "racinos" will be delayed after regulators decided to require more enclosed seating from which spectators can view two racetracks.

The Ohio State Racing Commission voted Wednesday to require Penn National Gaming to add 650 more seats in climate-controlled areas at tracks in Dayton and Austintown, a Youngstown suburb.

Officials from Penn National say redesigning the racinos delays the projects by several months at least.

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