Horseshoe Casino Opening: A Special Series from WVXU http://wvxu.org en Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino http://wvxu.org/post/nearby-neighborhood-reps-praise-casino <p>The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods.&nbsp; It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking distance of Over-the-Rhine.&nbsp; So what do those communities think of the casino now that it has been open for a year? &nbsp;<br /><br />“On a scale of one to ten, I would give them a ten,” said Tabatha Anderson, the current president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council.&nbsp; “If I could give them higher I would.”<br /> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jay Hanselman 23940 at http://wvxu.org Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino Indiana casinos taking a hit from Horseshoe Cincinnati http://wvxu.org/post/indiana-casinos-taking-hit-horseshoe-cincinnati <p>There is no question that the three Indiana riverfront casinos within easy driving distance of downtown Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino have taken a financial hit over the past year.</p><p>But revenues have declined in all 13 Indiana venues, and none more so than the three southeastern Indiana casinos in the Cincinnati market - Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Rising Star Casino Resort and Belterra Casino.</p><p>And it has been going on for the past four years – long before Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened its doors.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23881 at http://wvxu.org Indiana casinos taking a hit from Horseshoe Cincinnati Crime not a big problem around the Casino http://wvxu.org/post/crime-not-big-problem-around-casino <p>Long before casinos were a reality in Ohio, whenever the idea came up to make them legal, opponents would argue their presence would increase crime in and around these businesses. It’s been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati opened, and in the fourth part of our series looking back at that year we’ve found, so far, fears of prostitution, drug activity and violent crime haven’t been realized.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Maryanne Zeleznik 23858 at http://wvxu.org Crime not a big problem around the Casino Belterra Park (River Downs) set to open this spring http://wvxu.org/post/belterra-park-river-downs-set-open-spring <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Weather permitting, Greater Cincinnati's newest player in the gaming industry will open in May. </span><a href="http://oxblue.com/open/riverdowns" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">A live web-cam allows you to check the progress</a>.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ann Thompson 23810 at http://wvxu.org Belterra Park (River Downs) set to open this spring Casino's impact on local employment, economy and tourism http://wvxu.org/post/casinos-impact-local-employment-economy-and-tourism <p>Supporters touted the potential economic benefits of casinos when the issue was placed on the ballot in 2009.&nbsp; So how is Cincinnati's casino is doing so far when it comes to economic impact?<br /><br />From a jobs standpoint,&nbsp; the 1,700 workers at Horseshoe Cincinnati made it the largest of Ohio's four voter-approved casinos <a href="http://casinocontrol.ohio.gov/Portals/0/2013%20Annual%20Report%20-%20small.pdf">based on figures from last year</a>.&nbsp; Add to that the dollars invested in the project and you have a sizeable impact on the economy so far.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 23766 at http://wvxu.org Casino's impact on local employment, economy and tourism