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
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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Cincinnati casino
4:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Belterra Park (River Downs) set to open this spring

Belterra is accepting applications and scheduling interviews now to hire 700 people.
Ann Thompson WVXU

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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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Casino's impact on local employment, economy and tourism

Opening night 2013
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

Supporters touted the potential economic benefits of casinos when the issue was placed on the ballot in 2009.  So how is Cincinnati's casino is doing so far when it comes to economic impact?

From a jobs standpoint,  the 1,700 workers at Horseshoe Cincinnati made it the largest of Ohio's four voter-approved casinos based on figures from last year.  Add to that the dollars invested in the project and you have a sizeable impact on the economy so far. 

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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

One year later, is gambling addiction on the rise in Ohio?

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati opened its doors on March 4, 2013. This week, WVXU is revisiting the series we did when it opened to see how things have changed. Our first question? Are concerns about problem gambling coming true?

(Read the original story here)

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Horseshoe Cincinnati
2:51 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Poker tourney betting on Cincinnati

The Poker Room at Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino will be the first venue in Ohio to host a World Series of Poker circuit event.

The 12-day tournament begins September 19 and runs through September 30.

Casino General Manager Kevin Kline anticipates 8,000 people will compete.

"Poker players will be traveling in from all over the country. We expect this to be a great feeder event," says Kline. "We expect (hotel) rooms to get filled up."

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