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Tax Revenue From Casinos Falls Short Of Predictions

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Five racinos have opened since casino gambling was introduced in Ohio in 2012, and two more are slated to open in the coming months.
8:56AM
July
11, 2014

The state’s four casinos generated $273.4 million in tax revenue in the fiscal year that ended in June. That was more than $36 million less than the state had predicted.

More Than A Thousand People Ban Themselves At Ohio Gambling Sites

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As gambling expands in the state, more Ohioans ban themselves from gaming venues
7:43PM
July
5, 2014

More than a thousand potential gamblers are now banning themselves from Ohio’s casinos and racinos as the state’s gambling industry expands.

Ohio’s 4 Casinos Report Revenue Gains In February

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Ohio's four casinos posted higher revenues in February.
8:46AM
March
8, 2014

Ohio’s four casinos saw gains in revenue last month after the facilities reported lackluster figures in January and December.

One Year In, Have Casinos Increased Problem Gambling?

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The number of people calling the state’s problem gambling helpline went from 348 in February, 2013 to a high of 1,522 by July, 2013.
9:01AM
March 4, 2014

It’s been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati, the last of Ohio’s casinos to open, began taking bets. So are concerns about problem gambling coming true?

Columbus Detective Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

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9:35AM
October
11, 2013

A Columbus police detective has been indicted on charges that he provided armed security for a man picking up drugs and drug money.

September Casino Revenues Mixed

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Revenues in Ohio's four gambling casinos were mixed in September. Cincinnati and Cleveland saw increases, while revenues in Columbus and Toledo fell.
3:59PM
October
7, 2013

New numbers released today by the Ohio Casino Control Commission show overall revenues dipped slightly from August to September.

After One Year, Hollywood Casino Bringing Investment On West Side

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Hollywood Casino Columbus at center of redevelopment of West Side.
5:00AM
October
7, 2013

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the Hollywood Casino Columbus on the West Side. Supporters call the location a crucial part of redevelopment while critics say the promises made have not been kept.

Casino Robbery Victim Charged With Stealing Precious Metals

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Central Ohio casino robbery victim is indicted for theft from his jewelry store employer.
12:10PM
September
24, 2013

A Central Ohio jeweler who prosecutors say was the victim of a casino robbery last year has been charged with stealing precious metal from the store where he worked.

Ohio Man Claims Casino Caused Robbery Of $35,000

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11:39AM
July
25, 2013

A man who was robbed of more than $35,000 in gambling winnings is suing the Columbus casino where he won the money, arguing a cashier should have issued him a check instead of cash.

Budget Provision Would Let Casinos Keep Pics Of Customers

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Ohio's four voter-approved casinos have hundreds of cameras for security and monitoring gambling operations.
8:31AM
June
10, 2013

A provision in the Ohio Senate’s budget proposal would let the state collect and save camera images of each casino customer who redeems earnings for cash.