Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway opens in Aug.

The Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway announced it will open to the public on Thursday, Aug. 28.

The $250 million facility, at Needmore and Wagner Ford roads, is near completion, General Manager Gary DeWitt said Monday.

It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The opening date is pending final regulatory approval, according to a statement released Monday.

The new location will create about 500 permanent jobs, DeWitt said.

Harness racing will begin Oct. 3.

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