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
4:09 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gambling with addiction?

The toll-free gambling hotline number tops each casino ATM.

Most people think of drugs or alcohol when they hear the word "addiction." But gambling can be addictive too, especially for those also dealing with drug or alcohol problems. In part four of our series leading up to the Cincinnati Casino opening, WVXU's Tana Weingartner takes a look at gambling addiction.

Gambling addiction. It's the seedy, dark side of Ohio's glitzy new casinos. A reason some used for opposing them.

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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Casino Parking and what it will mean to surrounding neighborhoods

Outside the Parking Garage
Sarah Ramsey

The new Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is expected to attract millions of visitors each year and the majority of them will be driving

So where will all the cars go?  Many will park in the new 2500 space parking structure attached to the casino.  

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Cincinnati Casino
1:00 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Casino sneak peek

The casino features more than 2,000 slots and video poker machines.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Horseshoe Casino's plan to keep out cheats and other troublemakers

The camera, in the top left corner of this picture, is one of hundreds in and around the Horseshoe Casino.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

You may not realize it but if you go to the new Horseshoe Casino or even walk past it, chances are you will be watched on camera. The casino security staff, state agents and Cincinnati Police officers are partnering to try to keep the Horseshoe safe and prevent theft.

The security office is one of the busiest places at Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino. Everybody, except for guests, has to check in there first. That means, employees, delivery people, reporters and more. The casino security and surveillance departments watch them long before they get to that office.

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