Cincinnati casino must pay up or lose liquor license

Jack Casino, formerly Horseshoe Casino, in Cincinnati will lose its liquor permit Jan. 19 unless its owners pay a $50,000 fine to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission. STAFF FILE/2013
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Jack Casino, formerly Horseshoe Casino, in Cincinnati will lose its liquor permit Jan. 19 unless its owners pay a $50,000 fine to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission. STAFF FILE/2013

Jack Casino, formerly Horseshoe Casino, in Cincinnati will lose its liquor permit Jan. 19 unless its owners pay a $50,000 fine to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, according to a news release from the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

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According to authorities, an investigation determined a March 20 drunk-driving crash that killed one of the drivers occurred after the other, Cory Lippmeier, had been over-served at then-Horseshoe Casino.

Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited Horseshoe’s liquor permit May 11, according to the release.

Horseshoe became Jack Casino in June as part of a wide-ranging rebranding effort, but both iterations of the business were owned by Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and his company Jack Entertainment — formerly Rock Gaming.

WCPO, a news partner of the Journal-News, contributed to this report.