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Columbus Casino Opening Early; Scioto Downs Competition?

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An artist's rendering of the Hollywood Casino now under construction on Columbus' West side. The Ohio Casino Control Commission ruled Wednesday that the casino can open as early as October 8th.
6:05PM
July
18, 2012

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has ruled that Columbus’ new Hollywood Casino can open Monday, October 8th. That’s several weeks earlier than previously announced. The casino’s owners might be trying to cash in on the success that Scioto Down’s so-called racino has experienced.

Columbus Casino Links With Area Colleges To Train Workforce

Ameet Patel, GM, Hollywood Casino Columbus
Hollywood Casino Columbus General Manager Ameet Patel announces workforce training plan at Columbus Metropolitan Club
3:18PM
January
25, 2012

The range of job skills in Central Ohio includes banking and brewing to making cars and railroad carriages. But, one of the city’s newest employers says it needs workers with other skills and it has turned to several local colleges to give needed training.