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  • #468621

    bjones7
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    Ya I noticed that as well. I wonder if the Mayor will be there for the opening? Seems to be the norm with casino opening in Toledo and Cleveland. Maybe a Walker sighting? Watch Walker spend a penny and win a million ;). Yet I doubt that would stop him from running ColumbusUnderground.

    #468622

    Schoolboy
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    I wish they had just went ahead and put tables in. Then I wouldn’t have to drive to Cleve or Cinci to get my dice and poker fix.

    #468623

    bjones7
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    I believe that required a different license, as well as dealing with potential law suites from Penn Nation. I wonder how they will fair after the Columbus Hollywood Casino opens, just 20 mins from scioto downs?

    #468624

    leftovers
    Member

    bjones7 said:
    I believe that required a different license, as well as dealing with potential law suites from Penn Nation. I wonder how they will fair after the Columbus Hollywood Casino opens, just 20 mins from scioto downs?

    They have something the casino does not, a plausible cover story. You can tell your spouse or debt/bankruptcy counselor you are just going to the racino to watch the horses. You can even take your kids and not be judged ;)

    It is kind or like naming a bar ‘the Library’.

    #468625

    bjones7
    Participant

    leftovers said:
    They have something the casino does not, a plausible cover story. You can tell your spouse or debt/bankruptcy counselor you are just going to the racino to watch the horses. You can even take your kids and not be judged ;)

    It is kind or like naming a bar ‘the Library’.

    +1 I totally agree!

    #468626
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    bjones7 said:
    Ya I noticed that as well. I wonder if the Mayor will be there for the opening? Seems to be the norm with casino opening in Toledo and Cleveland. Maybe a Walker sighting? Watch Walker spend a penny and win a million ;). Yet I doubt that would stop him from running ColumbusUnderground.

    Heh. I was there there on Wednesday! ;) No gambling yet though… I’ll get my pennies ready for the next trip.

    #468627
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    bjones7 said:
    I believe that required a different license…

    I don’t think there are additional licenses for gamling available. The current casino provisions are written into the Ohio Constitution. Penn National crafted it that way. New casinos will require statewide ballots to open in Ohio.

    #468628

    6a
    Participant

    Walked around the place for about an hour today. It was awesome, looking at all the machines that were out of order. Finally found one working, did about as well as I do on scratch offs. Interesting place to people watch, though :)

    #468629

    bjones7
    Participant
    #468630
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    Sounds like the opening was a success. ….(?)

    #468631

    I was there from about 7pm to 10pm and it was not worth going to as there were way to many machines that didnt work.
    I spent more time trying to find a machine that worked then I did actually gambling.
    One old guy kept coming back to his wife showing her his latest wins of hundreds of dollars he was winning on 5cent machines…all I did was lose :(
    The casino did look cool and people were having fun despite all the dead machines.
    I would wait a few weeks to go check it out as they need to work out the kinks.

    #468632

    News
    Participant

    Run on ‘Racino’
    By Steve Wartenberg
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Friday June 1, 2012 11:47 PM

    Beam by beam and brick by brick, Kelly Renner watched the construction at Scioto Downs, eagerly awaiting the completion of the casino located about a mile from her home. “Every day, I noticed something different. Every day I could see the progress,” she said. So naturally, Renner — a long-time regular at the racetrack portion of Scioto Downs — wasn’t about to miss today’s casino opening.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/06/01/scioto-downs-racino-opens-but-some-machines-malfunction.html

    #468633

    News
    Participant

    Gamblers flocking to new ‘racino’
    By Steve Wartenberg
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Tuesday June 5, 2012 5:45 AM

    An estimated 25,000 gamblers poured through the doors of the new Scioto Downs Casino & Racetrack during its first three days of casino operation, officials said. “We were hoping for a great crowd, and this was overwhelming,” said Michael Newsome, director of marketing. “And we think the 25,000 number is being conservative.”

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/06/05/gamblers-flocking-to-new-racino.html

    #468634

    News
    Participant

    ‘Racino’ haul: $4M in 1st 9 days
    By Steve Wartenberg
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Friday June 15, 2012 5:17 AM

    The Ohio Lottery Commission raked in more than $1.3 million from the first nine days of gambling at Scioto Downs, which opened June 1. Total revenue from the video-lottery terminals during this period was $4,055,833, said the commission, which received 33 percent of the pot, or $1,358,704. The remainder went to MTR Gaming, owner of Scioto Downs. Scioto Downs is the state’s first combination racetrack and video-lottery-terminal casino — or racino — and is now open around the clock, every day of the year.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/06/15/racino-haul-4m-in-1st-9-days.html

    #468635

    News
    Participant

    Racino’s revenue exceeds projections
    By Steve Wartenberg
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Monday July 9, 2012 6:08 PM

    The new Scioto Downs racino took in $7.4 million in revenue from its video-lottery-terminal business during its first month of operations, and distributed an additional $3.7 million to the state, according to the Ohio Lottery Commission. The racino’s 1,787 video lottery terminals averaged $207 in revenue per day, during the month.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2012/07/09/scioto-downs-racino-revenue.html

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