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Ohio has casinos in four cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo. All of the casinos are non-smoking, open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21.
Unless otherwise noted, all Ohio casinos offer: blackjack, craps, roulette, slots and video poker. Some casinos also offer: mini-baccarat, baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, Mississippi stud, sic-bo, let it ride, three card poker, four card poker, casino war, big six and bingo.
If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that Ohio gaming regulations do not allow casinos to provide free alcoholic beverages. Additionally, casinos are not allowed to serve any alcohol between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more in Ohio, the casino will withhold approximately 5% of your winnings for the Ohio Department of Taxation. The $1,200 threshold also applies to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
Additionally, the casino will withhold another approximate 2.5% of your winnings for city taxes in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinatti. In Toledo, the city tax won’t be withheld until you win $2,000, or more. The $1,200 and $2,000 thresholds would also apply to any cash prizes won in casino drawings or tournaments.
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.ohio.org
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