A new gaming bill that was passed by both the Ohio House and Senate is now
heading to the governor. The bill regulates the stateís casinos and race track
slot operations. It will also give money to communities that have the gaming
Penn National is planning on moving its racetrack to Austintown. The company
bought land on Route 46. If the bill is signed by the governor, that racetrack
will be built and operate video gaming slot machines.
Also, if the governor approves the bill, $1 million a year for two years will be
paid to the communities that have the gaming facilities. The money will pay for
casino road improvements, as well as additional police officers.
Austintown could receive a check by December of this year.
The governorís signature is the final step needed for the bill to be approved.
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