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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5:38 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Horseshoe Casino Now Open

Opening Night at the Horseshoe Casino
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

Cincinnati's first casino is now open.  Horseshoe Cincinnati opened last night on the site of the former Broadway Commons parking lot.

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5:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Police try to prevent traffic problems at Horseshoe

Only invited guests can park in the casino garage tonight. Others are encouraged to park at the Banks.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Traffic in and around the Horseshoe Casino is expected to be heavy tonight for the grand opening. Police and city officials say plan accordingly.

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11:00 pm
Sun March 3, 2013

Indiana casinos brace for impact of Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
Tana Weingartner, WVXU

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.

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4:39 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Security and surveillance fixes needed before casino can open

The Horseshoe Casino is scheduled to open Monday evening at 8:30.
Credit Sarah Ramsey WVXU

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.

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