Ohio Casino Guide
Online Casinos in Ohio
Although Ohio has a long tradition with some great land-based casinos, it has not legalized online casinos. There have been discussions of legalizing online casinos, but there are no concrete plans in place at this time.
Ohio does have a state lottery, which can indicate an openness to other forms of betting.
But, you can still register with a legal online casino while you're in Ohio. That means you can get the casino's bonus offers or deposit, and then play whenever you're in states where it's legal (even in a layover at the airport). (Do be aware of the casino bonus's expiry date, though.)
Land-Based Casinos in Ohio
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.
Besides the four regular casinos, there are also seven Ohio casinos located at racetracks. All racetrack casinos in Ohio are open 24 hours.
Options for Gambling in Ohio
Unfortunately, if you are planning a trip and are looking for regular 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 regular 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.
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 Cincinnati. 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.
Gambling Laws in Ohio
The minimum gambling age in Ohio is 21. The minimum age for pari-mutuel betting is 18.
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.
Ohio Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our Ohio casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in Ohio, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
List of Casinos in Ohio
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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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.