TYPES OF CASINOS IN OHIO
There are two types of casinos in Ohio: regular casinos and racetrack casinos.
Regular casinos in Ohio are located in four cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo. All of these Ohio casinos are non-smoking, open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21.
Unfortunately, if you are planning a trip and are looking for casinos in Ohio with hotels there are none so you will have to look elsewhere for lodging.
If you are visiting the area, there are two casinos in Cincinnati, Ohio: Jack Casino Cincinnati and Belterra Park. Or if you are looking for casinos in Dayton, Ohio, you can visit Hollywood gaming at Dayton Valley.
There are even places to gamble in smaller areas in the state. If you are looking for casinos near Youngstown, Ohio you can head to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley which is less than 10 miles outside of town.
Unless otherwise noted, all of these Ohio casinos offer: blackjack, craps, roulette, slots and video poker. Some Ohio 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.
RACETRACK CASINOS IN OHIO
Besides the four regular casinos, there are also seven Ohio casinos located at racetracks. All racetrack casinos in Ohio are open 24 hours and the minimum gambling age is 21. The minimum age for pari-mutuel betting is 18.
NOTE: If you happen to win a jackpot of $1,200 or more at any casino in Ohio, they 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.
The payback percentages for slot machines at all Ohio casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for all Ohio casinos.
If you want to order a drink while playing, be aware that gaming regulations do not allow any casinos in Ohio to provide free alcoholic beverages. Additionally, Ohio casinos are not allowed to serve any alcohol between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
For more information on visiting the casinos in Ohio, or general tourism information, call the Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism at (800) BUCK-EYE, or visit their web site at www.ohio.org
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Visit our Ohio casinos map page to see a detailed map showing all casinos in that state.
Shown below is a list of all casinos in Ohio. Click on a name to see a page of detailed information about that particular Ohio casino.
- Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center
- Hollywood Casino – Columbus
- Hollywood Casino – Toledo
- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
- JACK Cincinnati Casino
- JACK Cleveland Casino
- MGM Northfield Park
- Miami Valley Gaming
- Scioto Downs Racino
- Thistledown Racino
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