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CU Podcast #36: Coffee with Paul Bonneville – Part 2

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This week we continue with part two of our podcast interview with Paul Bonneville, founder of Columbus RetroMetro. In the second half of our discussion, Paul shares his opinion on the demolition of City Center, the development of the Columbus Commons project, the ongoing debate about the Columbus Casino, and what Grandview Yard will mean […]


Traficant Wants Another Ohio Casino in Youngstown

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James Traficant is back in action! After serving a seven-year prison sentence for taking bribes, filing false tax returns, racketeering, and forcing his aides to perform personal chores, former-congressman Traficant is diving back into the political affairs of Ohio with a new Casino proposal. According to this article posted on Ohio.com, Traficant is proposing a […]


CU Podcast #33: Casino-Free Columbus

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In this week’s podcast we sit down with Jon Myers and Chuck Hootman, founders of Casino-Free Columbus, the local grassroots effort to halt the development of the casino in the Arena District. Jon & Chuck tell us about how this movement came about, why the casino is not a good fit for our community, what […]


Locals Interested in Stopping the Columbus Casino

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Issue 3 passed on November 3rd, awarding Penn National Gaming the ability to install casinos in four Ohio cities including Columbus. Voters in Franklin County opposed the casino proposal 58% to 42%, and so did every other Central Ohio county. A local movement is being started by Jon Myers and Chuck Hootman to remind Central […]


Beulah Park Adds Electronic Slot Machine Games

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Can’t wait for casino gambling in Columbus? Then perhaps you need to take a trip down to Grove City. According to this Dispatch article yesterday, the Beulah Park horse-racing track added 30 “Sweepstakes” video machines last week. Players purchase a pre-paid card to swipe at the electronic terminals to play a variety of different games, […]


Proposed Casino to be Branded as Hollywood Casino

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NBC4 is reporting that the proposed Arena District Casino would be branded as a “Hollywood Casino”, similar to its Indiana counterpart. In the article, a representative says that renderings won’t be made available before election day, but states that the casino will be a single-story structure with an attached parking garage, and will include a […]


Questions Answered on The Ohio Casino Proposal

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Several weeks ago, Columbus Underground took part in a conference call with Bob Tenenbaum, the spokesperson for the Ohio Jobs & Growth Plan, which is being proposed as Issue 3 on this November’s ballot and will allow for the development of four casinos in the state of Ohio. We gathered up a variety of questions […]


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