Coronavirus: Local casinos follow Gov. DeWine’s instruction to limit large gatherings

Hollywood Gaming in Dayton. Casinos and racinos in Ohio have not produced the revenue projected by the gaming industry when voters allowed the businesses to open in the state, but numbers have held steady and grown since 2012 when the first was opened. The eleven venues in Ohio generated nearly $1.6 billion in revenue between January and October of 2018 according to the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Hollywood Gaming in Dayton. Casinos and racinos in Ohio have not produced the revenue projected by the gaming industry when voters allowed the businesses to open in the state, but numbers have held steady and grown since 2012 when the first was opened. The eleven venues in Ohio generated nearly $1.6 billion in revenue between January and October of 2018 according to the UNLV Center for Gaming Research. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Two local casinos, Miami Valley Gaming and Hollywood Gaming, will be closed until further notice in light of the Governor’s advice to restrict gatherings of 100 people or more during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission sent out a release Friday stating that JACK Cleveland Casino, JACK Cincinnati Casino, Hollywood Casino Columbus and Hollywood Casino Toledo were to comply with Gov. DeWine’s directive by midnight.

They also encouraged all other casino properties to follow the advice of public health agencies.