Columbus Hollywood Casino - News & Updates
May 12, 2010 1:09 am at 1:09 am #81635
Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg Offers Glimpse of What To Expect From Columbus Casino
By Patrick Preston
Published: May 11, 2010
Casino developer Penn National plans to break ground on its Hollywood Casino Columbus later this year with an opening slated for late 2012. NBC 4’s Patrick Preston traveled to Lawrenceburg, Indiana this week to the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg to find out what Columbus can expect from its new casino.May 12, 2010 1:55 am at 1:55 am #369604
Looks like Gillians right before they closed. I guess it is a good thing all those old people won’t be hanging out in the Arena District.May 12, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #369605
I think that this is somewhat of an apples & oranges comparison. The Lawrenceburg casino is a riverboat – which totally changes the setup of the building.
I do agree though that the whole Hollywood theme is rather chincy.May 12, 2010 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #369606
I didn’t realize it was a riverboat. That does probably mean a different building setup, but I imagine the decor and interior will be practically the same.May 12, 2010 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #369607
Walker wrote >>
I didn’t realize it was a riverboat. That does probably mean a different building setup, but I imagine the decor and interior will be practically the same.
Jup. The Lawrenceburg casino has this strange long, wide hallway that connects the ground to the boat – it’s also the “gate” where they control age check ID, people counting, etc. Once you get to the end of that hall – a hall of benches and fancy lighting – blam, casino.
And, if you’ve been to Vegas, that’s pretty much it. Somewhere between the Imperial Palace and Caesar’s, minus the smoke cloud.May 12, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #369608
I can definitely see why we would not want those 5,000 people down in the arena district, looked way to rowdy for the AD.May 12, 2010 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #369609
How about we get Barb Henrickson to come in and run the place? ;)May 18, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #369610
First casino implementation bill rolled out
Posted by Jim Siegel, Statehouse reporter on May 17, 2010 6:06 PM
Senate Republicans today introduced their legislation to create a new Ohio Casino Control Commission and set some of the ground rules for the operations of four casinos to be built in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo.
House Democrats are expected to introduce their own version of the bill possibly as soon as Tuesday. Under the constitutional amendment that voters approved in November, the bill must be signed into law by June 3.May 18, 2010 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm #369611
Proposed Columbus Casino Rules Include No Free Drinks
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Ohio’s four new casinos could not have patrons younger than 21 and would be prohibited from serving complimentary drinks, under rules proposed before the Ohio Senate.May 19, 2010 12:26 am at 12:26 am #369612
No free drinks…I’m outMay 19, 2010 1:00 am at 1:00 am #369613
no free drinks is fine by me. i tend to lose my “gambling judgement” when drinking. 1990 Vegas – I lost my ass and woke up with the hangover from hell.May 19, 2010 4:45 pm at 4:45 pm #369614
Casino slots to pay out 85%
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010 2:52 AM
BY JAMES NASH
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Would-be Ohio gamblers can rest easy: The slot machines at the state’s four casinos will pay back, on average, at least 85 percent of the money people put into them.
Gamblers at new casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo will be able to drink until 2:30 a.m., but none of the booze will be free. They won’t be able to smoke.May 19, 2010 4:59 pm at 4:59 pm #369615
Displaced Columbusite wrote >>
No free drinks…I’m out
Can’t help but wonder, is there a “minimum cost” that the State imposes on drinks?
Like the do for beer/booze “sold at state minimums”
If not, I fully expect quarter beers and mixed drinks.May 19, 2010 9:05 pm at 9:05 pm #369616
Yeah, I was just joking about the free drink thing, I don’t really gamble so I doubt I would ever be in the casino one way or the other anyhow.May 20, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #369617
Developers balking a bit at price tag for casinos
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
BY JAMES NASH
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
Developers of Ohio’s four casinos called on lawmakers yesterday to loosen requirements that they spend at least $250 million to build each facility, even though they had pitched that to voters last year as a billion-dollar economic boost for the state.
The casino developers also objected to proposed $25,000 liquor-permit fees.
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