The Cincinnati casino will be built on 20 acres of vacant property on the downtown’s northeast side known as Broadway Commons. The estimated $400 million new development is expected to drive six million visits downtown, while creating nearly 1,700 jobs at the casino. The gaming facility will also feature approximately 2,300 slot machines, 72 table games, World Series of Poker room with 31 poker tables, as well as a 400 seat buffet, three additional restaurants and a food court and more than 33,000 square feet of banquet/event/convention/meeting facilities.
Originally scheduled to open in fall of 2012, developers now say the project will be completed by spring 2013. Construction works at the new Horseshoe Cincinnati resumed this week after a month long delay as Governor John Kasich negotiated the tax rate for urban casinos in both downtown Cincinnati and downtown Cleveland.
Rock Ohio Caesars LLC is a joint venture comprised of Midwest-based, Rock Gaming LLC, and Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest hotel & entertainment company and owner of casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Reno, Biloxi and Tunica.