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    Hollywood Casino adding Zen noodle bar with Asian gamblers in mind
    Dec 30, 2014, 2:14pm EST
    Evan Weese – Staff reporter – Columbus Business First

    How about some ramen noodles to go along with that Pai gow poker? Hollywood Casino Columbus is adding an Asian noodle restaurant to diversify dining options and cater to a large base of Asian-American gamblers, spokesman Bob Tenenbaum told me.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2014/12/30/hollywood-casino-adding-zen-noodle-bar-with-asian.html



    I don’t think this is a good situation for the Asian community here in Columbus. I realize that this could be a big money draw for the casino, but gambling addiction can be a huge problem within the Asian communities.

    Zen Noodle restaurant will help woo Asian gamblers at Hollywood Casino

    “Everywhere in the world, Asians are the most valuable segment to a casino on a per-head basis,” said Steve Gallaway, a senior partner of Global Market Advisors, an international gambling consulting firm. “And casinos throughout the world cater to Asians through games, food and other amenities.”

    “Their cultures have a higher proclivity toward gambling,” Gallaway said.

    In other words, “we know gambling addiction can be a problem within Asian communities, and we’re going to capitalize on it.”

    This made me laugh from the article:

    “We’ll offer everything from fried rice and General Tso’s chicken and Vietnamese soups and pho,” Birney said.

    Wow, how exotic …


    Hollywood Casino Columbus had the highest revenue of any of Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos in January. Revenue at the casino was $17.9 million, a 17 percent jump from the previous January,




    Hollywood Casino has its worst month since January 2014
    Sep 8, 2015, 2:49pm EDT
    Evan Weese – Staff reporter
    Columbus Business First

    Hollywood Casino Columbus rolled cold in August as Ohio’s weather cooperated enough for more outdoor activities. Revenue plunged 14 percent to less than $15.7 million during the month, from about $18 million in August 2014. It was the casino’s lowest monthly revenue – money left over after paying out winnings – since $15.3 million in January 2014.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2015/09/08/hollywood-casino-has-its-worst-month-since-january.html

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