Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
New Columbus Casino Offers Preview
Developers are ready to provide a peekÂ Monday at the new Hollywood Casino Columbus, which will offer gambling in the state capital as the third and largest of four casinos approved by voters.
The $400 million project is scheduled to open in early October. Organizers say the carpet is installed in some areas and a few of the 3,000 slot machines are in place, but other areas are still largely under construction.
They have started hiring about 2,000 employees for the 475,000-square-foot facility, which includes several restaurants and spaces for hosting events. It will offer 70 games, including 30 live poker tables, blackjack and roulette.
Developers estimate the casino will draw 3 million visitors a year.