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2 Ohio Casinos See Gains In May After Revenue Drop

Revenues in Ohio's four gambling casinos were mixed in May. Cincinnati and Cleveland saw increases, while revenues in Columbus and Toledo fell.
7, 2013

Two of Ohio’s four casinos bounced back from significant revenue decreases in April and posted gains last month, while the other two continued to see drops in profits.

5 Indicted On Cheating Charges At Cincy Casino

Five people indicted for cheating at Cincinnati casino.
28, 2013

Five people in the Cincinnati area have been indicted and are expected to be arrested after prosecutors say they cheated at Ohio’s fourth and newest casino.

Cleveland’s Casino: One Year Later

The Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland was the state's first when it opened last year.
14, 2013

Ohio’s first casino has boosted city and county coffers, but it’s also increased construction and calls to the state’s problem gambling line.

Final Casino Approved By Ohio Voters Opens

The casino will open Monday night after more than two years of construction. It's the last of four casinos in Ohio approved by voters in 2009.
5, 2013

Thousands of die-hard gamblers and curious locals poured into a new casino in downtown Cincinnati after a grand opening featuring a fireworks display set to Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys.

Ohio Schools To Get $38 Million In First Round Of Casino Revenue

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The money comes from taxes levied on the three operating casinos in the state, in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. The fourth casino, in Cincinnati, will open in March.
January 9, 2013

The money will be distributed on a per-pupil basis twice per year to more than 1,000 school districts and charter schools across Ohio.

10 Charged With Cheating At New Columbus Casino

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Ten people are indicted for cheating at Columbus' recently opened casino.
November 28, 2012

Ohio authorities say 10 people have been charged with cheating at the new Columbus casino, including some defendants who continued even after they were warned to stop.

Columbus Casino Brings In $165 Million In Wagers

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8, 2012

State casino regulators have released the first report on the Hollywood Columbus Casino that opened one month.

Casino Already Bringing Development And Hope For Future

Columbus Western Bowl is one of about a dozen West Side businesses making changes as the Hollywood Casino opens to the public. The bowling alley is undergoing a $1.5 million renovation.
8, 2012

After court battles and a state referendum, the much-anticipated Hollywood Casino opens today on Columbus’ West Side. The people who live and work in the area are betting on the house – to bring a new vibe to the neighborhood that has, for years, been on the decline.

Casino To Work Out Kinks Ahead Of Monday Opening

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3, 2012

The casino set to open Monday on Columbus’ west side is testing its operations with an invitation-only “demonstration day” on Wednesday.

Counties Get First Round Of Casino Tax Revenue

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State tax officials expect Ohio's four casinos to eventually pay $500 a year toward the special casino tax.
August 1, 2012

Nearly $20 million in casino tax revenue is being divvied up among Ohio’s 88 counties. The state’s eight largest cities will also get a chunk of that money.