Following the passage of Issue 2 yesterday, Penn National Gaming announced that they will be moving forward with the Hollywood Casino Columbus development on the west side as soon as possible.
“We have begun demolition of the physical structures, and are in the process of determining the extent of the environmental issues that will need to be addressed before groundbreaking, which is scheduled by the end of 2010, said Eric Schippers, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Penn National in a press release issued yesterday. “We look forward to working with the city of Columbus, as well as neighboring jurisdictions and the community, on planning and pre-construction matters.”
Penn is budgeting $400 million for the development of the Hollywood Casino Columbus which will open in the second half of 2012. It will include 180,000 sqft of gaming space, 4,000 slot machines, 100 table games and 25 poker tables as well as a 4,000-space parking garage, entertainment lounge and multiple food and beverage facilities.
More information can be found online at www.hollywoodcasinocolumbus.com.