As construction continues on the casino, Penn National Gaming still has yet to obtain a casino operator’s license in Ohio. A delay in approval for the license could push back the opening date even further.

“The way the Constitution was written, they own the property, they’re building the property —  but their license has not been approved and we have to investigate everybody involved with them,” said Toledo attorney and member of the Ohio Casino Contril Commission Peter Silverman. 

Penn National spokesman Bob Tenenbaum said the company is confident the casino will still open on time, but it still may not be the first of the Ohio casinos to open because the owners of the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland,  are now planning to open in March.

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