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Ohio voters passed a statewide referendum in November 2009 to allow one casino in four cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo. All of the casinos are now open.
Additionally, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed an executive order authorizing video lottery terminals to be allowed at seven horse tracks throughout the state. The VLTs will be regulated by the Ohio Lottery Commission and as of August 2013, only two tracks had the VLTs in operation, Scioto Downs and Thistledown.
All of the other tracks are expected to have their machines in operation by late 2013. Call ahead to each track before visiting to be sure they have their VLTs in operation.
Click here to see a list of Ohio casino slot machine payback statistics.
All racetrack casinos (racinos) are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21. The minimum age for pari-mutuel betting is 18.
For tourism information, call the Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism at (800) BUCK-EYE, or visit their web site at www.discoverohio.com
Shown below is a list of all Ohio casinos. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center
- Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
- Hollywood Casino - Columbus
- Hollywood Casino - Toledo
- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
- JACK Cincinnati Casino
- JACK Cleveland Casino
- Miami Valley Gaming
- Scioto Downs Racino
- Thistledown Racino