There’s an old saying in the game of golf – “never up, never in.”
It means that if your ball is on the green, a long way from the cup, you have to swing your putter with an extra “oomph” to get the ball somewhere close to the hole. That way, if you don’t sink it, you have an easy tap-in putt.
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.
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.
And it has been going on for the past four years – long before Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened its doors.
We’ve seen big, high profile conventions and other gatherings in Cincinnati plenty of times in recent years.
We’ve had the national NAACP, the national FOP and others. We’ve hosted Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights game twice; and, next year, Great American Ball Park will host another whopper, the All Star Game.
All have brought beaucoup dollars into the city.
But the big prize might be right around the corner – a national presidential nominating convention. The Republican National Convention to be exact.