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casino
5:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Police try to prevent traffic problems at Horseshoe

Only invited guests can park in the casino garage tonight. Others are encouraged to park at the Banks.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Traffic in and around the Horseshoe Casino is expected to be heavy tonight for the grand opening. Police and city officials say plan accordingly.

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Casino
11:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Indiana casinos brace for impact of Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Tana Weingartner, WVXU

The roulette wheels will spin and the lights on the slot machines will flash when Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino opens its doors to the public for the first time tonight.

Down the river in southeast Indiana, all within an easy drive of downtown Cincinnati, there are three riverboat casinos that have been cash cows since the late 1990s for their owners; and the local governments that have benefited from the tax revenue they generate.

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Politics
11:00 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Kasich sitting pretty, but not home free

Twenty-five months into his term, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has finally hit the “magic number.”

In politics, the magic number for an elected official seeking re-election is 50 percent or more in his or her job approval rating.


You do not want to be running for re-election with an approval rating below 50 percent. It doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to lose, but it means you have some explaining to do the voters.

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Entertainment
6:15 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

Photos: Cinciditarod 2013

Team Candy Land downing frozen yogurt and a liter of Coke.
Sarah Ramsey

For the past three years Cincinnati has held a shopping cart race around downtown to raise money for the local Freestore Foodbank.

This year's Cinciditarod took place around downtown Cincinnati and over the bridge into Newport, KY.

Contestants form teams, put on costumes, and decorate carts to race. There are checkpoints where the contestants are asked to eat, drink, dance, and even pose with Mr. Redlegs.

Teams have two and half hours to complete all the checkpoints before making it back to Fountain Square, the finish line.

Team Hoist won this year.

casino
4:39 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Security and surveillance fixes needed before casino can open

The Horseshoe Casino is scheduled to open Monday evening at 8:30.
Credit Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Over the weekend the Ohio Casino Control Commission is expected to give the go ahead to operate to Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino. Wednesday's soft opening uncovered a few problems that Commission Director of Enforcement Karen Huey said need fixing.

"Some of the areas that we wanted to talk to them about were in security and surveillance. Again, it might be hardware fixes. These are things that they can definitely adjust.

Huey says she has already looked over the proposed changes from General Manager Kevin Klein.

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