Hollywood Casino Columbus

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Hollywood Casino Columbus
Hollywood Casino Collumbus Front 1.jpg
Location Columbus, Ohio
Address 200 Georgesville Road
Opening dateOctober 8, 2012
Total gaming space160,000 sq ft (15,000 m2)
Casino typeLand-based
OwnerGaming and Leisure Properties
Operating license holderPenn National Gaming
Coordinates39°57′2″N 83°6′26″W / 39.95056°N 83.10722°W / 39.95056; -83.10722
Websitehollywoodcolumbus.com

Hollywood Casino Columbus is a casino located in Columbus, Ohio. It opened on October 8, 2012. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.

Entrance to Parking Garage
Entrance from Georgesville Road

History[edit]

Ohio voters approved (53%) a state constitutional amendment in November 2009 authorizing casinos in the state’s four largest cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo.[1] It was the fifth statewide vote to legalize gambling in Ohio over 20 years.[2]

Hollywood Casino Toledo, developed and operated by Penn National Gaming, opened on May 29, followed by Hollywood Casino Columbus, which opened on October 8, 2012.[3]

Gross casino revenues will be taxed at 33 percent, one of the highest rates in the nation for a resort casino with this level of investment. Portions of the tax revenue are designated for public school districts; the four host cities; all 88 state counties; the Ohio State Racing Commission; law enforcement training; and research and treatment of problem gambling and substance abuse.[4] The bipartisan Ohio Casino Control Commission was created in 2011 to develop rules for casino gaming in Ohio, to license operators and to regulate and ensure the integrity of operations. It is also funded by casino tax revenue.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheeran, Thomas. “Horseshoe Casino, Cleveland Casino, Opens To The Public”. AP.org. Associated Press, 14 May. 2012. Web. 12 Dec 2012.
  2. ^ Ott, Thomas. "All Bets Are on." The Plain Dealer [Cleveland] 15 May 2012: A1+. Print.
  3. ^ “More competition for Detroit: Second Ohio casino opens in Toledo.” Ap.org. Associated Press, 29 May. 2012. Web. 12 Dec 2012.
  4. ^ Myers, Amanda. “Cincinnati casino on pace to open in spring”. AP.org. Associated Press, 6 Sep. 2012. Web. 12 Dec 2012.
  5. ^ Bell, Jeff. “Casino commission's hiring spree to begin.” Bizjournals.com. Cincinnati Business Courier, 12 Dec. 2012. Web. 12 Dec 2012.

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