Ohio’s Gamble: A Casino Update



Six months after the opening of Columbus’ Hollywood Casino, revenue is much lower than predicted. Still, most of Ohio’s gaming facilities have seen steady growth in recent months. This hour will take a close look at how casinos have affected local businesses, what they’ve done for public schools, which receive a third of the revenue, and whether Ohio can sustain all 11 proposed casinos and tracks.


  • Steve Wartenberg, reporter for the Columbus Dispatch
  • Mike Sobul, Analyst with Public Finance Resources
  • Chris Haydocy, local car dealership owner
  • Rick Skinner, General Manager of ThistleDown Racino

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  • cmhcow

    Oh, well, if Eddie Money and Sheena Easton were there, everything must be great…. If it were 1985.