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Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Franklin County First in Ohio to Offer Support for Problem Gamblers

Enough Ohioans are struggling with problem gambling to populate a Columbus suburb. With the rest of the nation they spend more than $7 billion to support their addiction from their own funds and often from those of family members and friends, according to a recent press release. These unseen sufferers are usually the ones to […]

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Columbus Hollywood Casino Prepares Kitchens for Opening Day

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Hollywood Casino Prepares Kitchens for Opening Day

The Columbus Hollywood Casino officially opens on Monday, October 8th and thousands are expected to flood the venue on opening day. While the slot machines and gaming tables are all set up and ready to go, there’s still a flurry of activity happening behind the scenes in the kitchens of the four dining establishments at […]

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Photos: Columbus Hollywood Casino Grand Opening

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Columbus Hollywood Casino Grand Opening

The countdown has begun! The Columbus Hollywood Casino will officially open their doors next, Monday, October 8th, marking less than a week for local gamblers to hit the slots on opening day. A variety of pre-opening parties and events will be held throughout the week as the final touches are wrapped up by construction crews. […]

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Sneak Preview: The New & Improved Scioto Downs

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sneak Preview: The New & Improved Scioto Downs

Scioto Downs will be reopening their doors this Friday, June 1st at 2pm with some noteworthy upgrades to this horse racing destination. New ownership at MTR Gaming Group are completing the installation of 1,800 new video lottery terminals (slot machines), two restaurants and multiple bars. Once open, the venue will operate 24 hours a day, […]


More Ohio Gambling? Slot Machines a Possibility

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Penn National Gaming, the developers behind the Columbus Casino have gotten the approval for their purchases of the Beulah Park horse racing track in Grove City, according to reports by both The Dispatch (“With slots a possibility, horse tracks snapped up“) and Business First (“Regulators OK Beulah Park sale to Penn National“). Last year, Governor […]


Columbus Casino to Open on West Side in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans

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 […]


Best CU Messageboard Topic of 2009: The Casino

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There are dozens of different topics being discussed on the Columbus Underground Messageboard on any given day, so to choose an overall best topic of the year requires something with a very significant and long-lasting impact. Our reader’s poll showed that the number one topic of 2009 was The Columbus Casino. As of today, over […]


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