Horseshoe Casino Opening: A Special Series from WVXU

The WVXU News Department presents a special series on the opening of the new Horseshoe Casino, exploring issues like security, parking, development around the area, gambling addiction, and much more.

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Cincinnati casino
4:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Nearby neighborhood reps praise casino

Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods.  It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking distance of Over-the-Rhine.  So what do those communities think of the casino now that it has been open for a year?  

“On a scale of one to ten, I would give them a ten,” said Tabatha Anderson, the current president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council.  “If I could give them higher I would.”

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Cincinnati Casino
11:00 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Indiana casinos taking a hit from Horseshoe Cincinnati

Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino is cutting into the business of the three southeast Indiana casinos
Sarah Ramsey

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.

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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Crime not a big problem around the Casino

Provided from Cincinnati Police Department

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.

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