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Ohio Casinos | Updates 2024

Ohio has eleven casinos and racinos. This includes four stand-alone casinos - the Horseshoe Casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati and the Hollywood Casinos in Columbus and Toledo - and seven racetracks with casino gaming called "racinos".

Indian Casinos

There are no Indian gaming casinos in the state of Ohio. However, the state-licensed Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati is a property of the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida.

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News Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati celebrates "official grand opening" October 30, 2021 - Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati celebrated its "official grand opening" yesterday following a two-year rebranding and renovation of the former Jack Cincinnati Casino. Festivities kicked ... Read more News Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati's official grand opening is Oct 29, 2021 October 11, 2021 - After a long, extensive renovation project, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati has announced an official grand opening on October 29, 2021. The celebration follows a long and delayed ... Read more News Tribes are devastated after one year of COVID-19 March 18, 2021 - As the Covid-19 pandemic began spreading across our nation last year, its impact became the most deadly in our tribal communities. Tribal economies also collapsed as casinos were shut down ... Read more News Ohio casinos reopen today June 19 June 19, 2020 - Ohio casinos reopened today under strict new regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All casinos must limit their hours and limit their admitted guests to 50% of capacity. ... Read more News Hard Rock Will Buy Jack Cincinnati Casino
April 5, 2019 - Hard Rock International will acquire Jack Cincinati from Jack Entertainment in a $780 million deal that includes Turfway Park in Kentucky. ... Read more
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Ohio Minimum Gambling Age

Minimum gambling ages are 21 years old for casinos, 21 for poker, 18 for bingo, 18 for horse racing, 18 for the lottery.

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Casino Locations

On November 3, 2009 Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment known as Issue 3 to allow state-licensed casino gambling. Since that time the state gaming board has licensed eleven gambling facilities. The locations of these casinos/racinos are listed below with links to detailed information.

Jack Casino Cleveland Cleveland Casino May 2012
Jack Thistledown Racino North Randall Racino April 2013

Hollywood Casino Columbus Columbus Casino Oct 2012
Scioto Downs Columbus Racino Jun 2012

Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Ctr Anderson Township Racino May 2014
Jack Cincinnati Casino Cincinnati Casino Mar 2013

Hollywood Casino Toledo Toledo Casino May 2012

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course Austintown Racino Sep 2014

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway Dayton Racino Aug 2014

MGM Northfield Park Northfield Racino Dec 2013

Miami Valley Gaming Turtlecreek Township Racino Dec 2013

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Ohio casinos reopen today June 19

June 19, 2020

Ohio casinos reopened today under strict new regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All Ohio casinos must limit their operating hours, limit their admitted guests to 50% of capacity, require all guests and workers to wear masks and pass a temperature check, and maintain social distancing throughout their properties..

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10.08.2016 September Ohio Casino Revenue Report Released 09.07.2016 Higher Revenues Reported for Jack Cleveland Casino in August 05.27.2016   Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati to Reopen at JACK Casino Cincinnati
05.02.2016   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to Close for Name Change
02.23.2016   Rock Gaming Casinos Getting New Name

11.10.2015   Ohio Casinos Report Increase of Revenues
07.07.2015   Ohio Casino Report for June Released
03.09.2015   February Ohio Gaming Revenue Report Released
03.04.2015   Hoseshoe Casino Cincinnati Cancels WSOP Tournament
02.17.2015   Lower Revenues than Expected at OH Casinos
01.27.2015   Court Date Set For Ohio Slots
01.07.2015   Ohio Casinos Report Increased December Earnings

12.08.2014   November Reports Revenue Drop at Ohio Casinos
11.20.2014   Presque Isle Downs & Casino Report Revenue Increase Last Month
11.19.2014   The Economic Impact of Ohio Casinos
11.11.2014   Tribe Buys land for Future Monroe Casino
10.29.2014   Phase 2 of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Could be Residential
10.17.2014   Horseshoe Casino to Open Smoking Parlor Friday
10.13.2014   Smoking Patio to Open at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
09.22.2014   Ohio Gaming Industry Can Support 11 Casinos
09.10.2014   $1.9M Reported August Revenue from Hollywood Gaming Dayton Racino
08.07.2014   Report for July Ohio Casino Revenue to Be Released
07.07.2014   Ohio Casino Revenue Report For June to Be Released
03.07.2014   April Revenue Report to be Released for Ohio Casinos
03.10.2014   Ohio Casinos Report Higher Revenue For February
03.07.2014   OH Casino Revenue Report for February to be Released 
02.13.2014   $75,000 fine given to Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino
02.07.2014   Ohio to Release Casino Gaming Revenue Report on Friday
01.08.2014   Ohio Reports 9.8 Percent Casino Revenue Decline
01.05.2014   Massive Storm Closes Toledo Hollywood Casino

12.09.2013   Ohio Casino Revenue Report to be Released Monday
11.26.2013   104 Room Hotel opens at Rising Star Casino Resort
10.07.2013   September Revenue Report is in for OH Casinos
09.09.2013   Ohio Casino Revenue Reported for August
08.18.2013   Hollywood Casino Toledo Fined By State
08.11.2013   $1 million mistake by Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Brings 2 Winners
07.08.2013   Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino Releases June Revenue Report
05.29.2013   Hollywood Casino Toledo counts over 3.4 million visits in first year
05.22.2013   Horseshoe Cleveland Prepares for Phase 2
04.09.2013   Thistledown Race Track In Cleveland Opens As Newest Racino
04.08.2013   Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Revenue To Be Reported Soon
04.06.2013   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland to Hire 90 Employees
04.04.2013   OH Casinos Pays Out Lower to the State
03.20.2013   Cincinnati Marriott Offers Horsehoe Casino Package
03.14.2013   OH Court rules against Anti Gaming Group
03.06.2013   Cincinnati Police Officers to Patrol Horseshoe Casino
03.05.2013   Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Celebrates Grand Opening
03.04.2013   Cincinnati Preps for New Horseshoe Casino Opening
02.26.2013   Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Prepares to Open
02.07.2013   Ohio Casino Revenue Report is about to be released
02.05.2013   Lower than Estimated Casino Revenue Changes Budget Plans
01.28.2013   OH To have First Rocksino by Hard Rock International

10.08.2012   Hollywood Casino Columbus Opens
10.05.2012   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland goes Pink for Breast Cancer
09.18.2012   Hollywood Casino Columbus plans to open October 8
09.13.2012   Thistledown horse track to receive $160 million for renovations & slots
09.09.2012   August reports 9 percent decline at Ohio casinos
08.23.2012   Hiring begins at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
08.07.2012   Ohio casino see drop in revenues after 2 months
08.03.2012   Margaritaville coming to Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
07.31.2012   First checks from Ohio Casinos sent to counties
07.11.2012   Downtown businesses boosted by Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
05.24.2012   Gaming Bill sent to Governor for approval
05.23.2012   Casinos in Ohio look for other possibilities in the Valley
05.14.2012   Ohio's first casino, Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, opens
05.10.2012   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland hosts Controlled Demonstration
04.25.2012   The Buffet at Horseshoe Casino is Debuted
04.19.2012   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Has More Checks before Approved to Open
04.10.2012   Job Fair April 18th at Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack
03.27.2012   Horseshoe Cleveland casino joins Tourism Campaign
03.22.2012   Developers Pushing for Casino in Youngstown
02.21.2012   Small Fire at Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
02.03.2012   Rock Ohio Caesars to Rebuild Collapsed Casino Section
01.27.2012   Cincinnati Casino construction collapses injuring 11

12.22.2011   Gaming in Ohio will see big changes in 2012
12.19.2011   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland working to Preserve Historic Building
12.12.2011   Ohio Casinos Now Hiring
10.25.2011   Toledo Casino May Delay Opening Due to Background Checks
10.18.2011   Executive Order Signed to Approve Racetrack Slots Faster
10.12.2011   Hollywood Casino Columbus hosts Construction Job Fair
09.26.2011   Hollywood Casino Toledo names New Management
09.07.2011   Horseshoe Casino Cleveland website accepting application
08.02.2011   Hollywood Casino to hire central Ohioans
07.15.2011   Gov. John Kasich approves Future Casinos
07.07.2011   Ohio Casino Control Commission busy to maintain Casino Openings Timelines
06.30.2011   Rock Ohio Caesars Announces Construction Updates
06.21.2011   Penn National Gaming Plans for New Casinos Move Forward in Ohio
06.20.2011   Ohio Casino Deal Renegotiated by Governor
06.11.2011   Rock Ohio Caesars Resumes Construction on Casino
05.26.2011   Community Prepares for Hollywood Casino Columbus Construction
05.18.2011   Rock Ohio Caesars suspended construction, but could resume soon
04.28.2011   Rock Ohio Caesars Delayed opening on new Horseshoe Casino
02.24.2011   Ohio's First Casino Commission Appointed
02.05.2011   Ground is broken on Cincinnati's Rock Venture Casino project
02.04.2011   Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Breaks Ground
02.03.2011   Historic Higbee Building to become Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
02.01.2011   $85 Million price tag for new casino site
01.24.2011   Penn National may move racetracks
01.07.2011   Lakes Entertainment provides update on Ohio casinos project

12.28.2010   Ohio casinos receive help from Caesars
11.08.2010   Cleveland Casino to break ground in 2011
08.19.2010   Cleveland casino site is final
08.12.2010   Harrahs will manage Cleveland and Cincinnati casinos
07.09.2010   Toledo Hollywood Casino will begin construction in 30 days
06.11.2010   Shawnee Tribe seeking site for Ohio casino
06.04.2010   Lawmakers pass bill setting Ohio casino rules
05.08.2010   Voters change site for Hollywood Casino Columbus
04.28.2010   Cleveland Casino delayed to 2013
04.15.2010   Casino developer buys Cincinnati site
03.17.2010   Columbus casino location on May ballot
03.08.2010   Cleveland's casino will cost $600 million
02.18.2010   Cincinnati: No temporary casino
02.17.2010   Cleveland: Temporary casino
02.01.2010   Voters will decide casino location in Columbus
01.20.2010   Columbus casino site purchased in Arena District

11.30.2009   Cincinnati casino construction due in 12 months
11.04.2009   Ohio casino approved by voters
10.27.2009   Issue 3: Poll shows the 57% of voters favor casinos
08.18.2009   Ballot Board approves wording of casino measure for Nov ballot
07.30.2009   Ohio Casinos Bill goes on November ballot
07.06.2009   Ohio voters favor gaming expansion in new poll
06.19.2009   Ohio governor reverses position and supports casino gambling
06.11.2009   Ohio AFL-CIO backs casino plan
04.22.2009   Ohio casino backers start signature drive
03.25.2009   Casino backer refile ballot proposal
03.12.2009   New plan for 4 casinos in Ohio

11.05.2008   Another casino issue coming for 2009 ballot
11.04.2008   Ohio voters reject casino Issue 6
10.23.2008   Poll favors gaming constitutional amendment
10.08.2008   New Ohio Casino is favored in the polls
10.06.2008   Constitutional Amendment Allows Clinton County Casino
09.10.2008   City of Monroe continue casino talks with Eastern Shawnee
09.02.2008 Clarifies Indian Casino Tax Impact
08.25.2008   3 Indian casinos possible in Ohio?
08.14.2008   Poll 60 percent favor Clinton County casino
08.05.2008   800,000 signatures submitted for casino gambling initiative
08.05.2008   Clinton Co. Casino Supporters To Present Signatures
06.26.2008   Casino Controversy
05.01.2008   Investor seeks Ohio casino
02.14.2008   Proposed Ohio Casino Would be One of the Largest in Midwest
02.01.2008   Governor Adds Keno to Lottery

12.24.2007   Ohio Ballot Board Accepts Casino Proposal
11.24.2007   Mega-Casino Proposed for Clinton County
11.16.2007   Indian Casino Proposed for Warren County



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