Horseshoe executives say they're excited about the casino's turnout after the first two weeks of business.
During an update to Hamilton County Commissioners, General Manager Kevin Kline reports the casino is making good on its hiring promises. He says the casino promised to hire 90 percent of its employees from the Cincinnati metro area. Currently, that number is 92 percent.
Kline says the casino is now working with downtown businesses and the convention and visitors bureau on ways to attract more people to the region.
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.
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.