Dayton racino open for business

WDTN Photo

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A new racino opened its doors for the first time to the public Thursday.  Lines of anxious gamblers waited to be the among the first to try their luck.

Opening ceremonies included the official ribbon cutting for the opening of the Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway.  Baseball Hall of Famer and Dayton native, Mike Schmidt, was there along with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and others.

The racino opened to the public at 1 p.m.  Racing begins in October.

The facility employees about 500 people, but officials say the racino will add at least another 500 jobs for area businesses, meeting their projection of 1,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has 1,000 slot machines along with five restaurants and lounges.

Click here for Hollywood Gaming employment opportunities provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus