Racino

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After a year and a half of demolition and construction, Belterra Park, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, is off to the races. The Anderson Township property, opening Thursday, sits on 122 acres. It features 1,500 games, six restaurants, the River Downs Club and a VIP lounge. The first day of live racing is scheduled for May 8. Here's the racing schedule:

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Weather permitting, Greater Cincinnati's newest player in the gaming industry will open in May. A live web-cam allows you to check the progress.

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Ohio's latest entry into the gambling industry opened its doors for business Thursday morning.  Miami Valley Gaming in Warren County features 1,600 video lottery terminals, several dining options and a harness racetrack that will open in February.  President and general manager Jim Simms said the facility is expected to generate about $24 million per year for the community.  

The Miami Valley Gaming & Raceway plans to hire more than 500 people, beginning Wednesday. The Warren County racino plans to open December 12, 2013.

Job openings range from food and drink service to IT, finance, human resources, marketing.

A job fair is set for Wednesday, July 10 from 4-7 p.m. at Workforce One of Warren County. Applicants should bring a resume and apply in-person.

Lebanon Raceway

Warren County leaders have some big decisions to make about how to fill the soon to be vacated Lebanon Raceway.

With the Miami Valley Gaming racino on track to open in early 2014 in Turtle Creek Township, (Union Rd. and St. Rt. 63) a Warren County planning committee is starting to examine how to fill the space Lebanon Raceway no longer will. The 93 acre Warren County Fairgrounds is owned by the taxpayers and Commissioner Dave Young says he wants to make sure they get their money's worth. There are many possibilities. He likes an equestrian center.

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