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
10:42 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Prosecutor putting casino cheaters on notice

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It may look like slight-of-hand but the charges being leveled against five casino-goers aren't so slight. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is indicting five people for casino gaming offenses.

The alleged thieves are accused of stealing $50-$500 worth of chips. In Ohio, casino gaming offenses are felonies. If convicted on all charges, each defendant faces up to two years in prison.

Deters says the five were working individually. While the amounts stolen aren't very high, Deters says Tuesday's high-profile indictments are about sending a message to would-be cheaters.

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The Shoe
1:19 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Horseshoe opens concert series

The Horseshoe Cincinnati on opening night, March 5.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

If you wonder why there's a large crowd at Horseshoe Cincinnati tonight, it's because the casino is holding its first outdoor concert. The Killers will play to a sold-out crowd at The Shoe, the one-acre concert space at the entrance of the casino.  The gates open at 6:30 and the opening act takes the stage at 7:30.  The Killers open a 19-week concert series at The Shoe that includes Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Billy Idol and many others. 
 

Horseshoe Casino
12:32 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Horseshoe flips the switch on new sign

Cincinnati is the first Horseshoe location to host the new sign style.
Mark Heyne, WVXU News

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati permanently turns on its new 80-foot marquee sign on Gilbert Avenue Friday.  

In case you're thinking, "There goes their electric bill and the neighborhood," the casino says the sign has a couple of  features to minimize its impact:

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Cincinnati Casino
3:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Horseshoe executive says casino doing well

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

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.
 

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