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.
Authorities in Warren County are moving ahead on a planned $175 million "racino" in southwest Ohio near Interstate 75 and Monroe.
The 120-acre site would include a harness racing track with grandstand and an indoor site with 2,500 video lottery terminals. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports restaurants, a gift shop and other buildings also are planned. The racino is projected to employ 700 people.
County commissioners in Lebanon plan a hearing Tuesday on the project, after earlier approving a tax plan to fund road and other public improvements around the site.
Last week, a judge threw out a lawsuit challenging slots like machines in Ohio and we spoke to the group, Ohio Roundtable, who says its considering an appeal on the grounds that it violates the constitution. Today, Emily McCord speaks with Bob Tennenbaum, a spokesman for Penn National, the company who will develop the proposed racino in Dayton.