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
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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Cincinnati Casino
4:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

New Cincinnati casino leads to neighborhood improvements

New lights and trees line the streets in Cincinnati's Pendleton neighborhood.
Jay Hanselman

Many people have watched as the Broadway Commons was transformed from a parking lot into a $400 million casino complex that is planning to open its doors to the public next Monday.

What they may not have noticed is that the casino project has transformed the long-neglected neighborhood of Pendleton, just across Reading Road from Horseshoe Casino.

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Entertainment
7:30 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Parking Plan announced for Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino customers will be able to park for free from six at night to six in the morning when the casino opens March 5th. 

In a release, the casino says you can also park for free on weekends.  Weekday parking will be free for guests who play slots or table games for 30 minutes or an hour of poker or spend at least $25 in a restaurant or gift shop.  Otherwise hourly rates will cost from a dollar for the first hour to a daily maximum of 14 dollars.  Hotel shuttles will also be available.

Horse Racing
3:36 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Turfway's Spiral Stakes purse increases

Went the Day Well racing in the 2012 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.
Credit Pat Lang Photography / Turfway Park

Turfway Park and Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino are partnering in an attempt to boost attendance and attract big name race horses to its premier event.

Turfway Marketing Director Jack Gordon says the casino is investing more than $150,000 to bring the Spiral Stakes purse to $550,000.

"When that purse structure goes up at your property, bigger horses - it really gains more popularity out there in the horse industry - go to those races that have the bigger purses," says Gordon.

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