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Top 10 casino openings and expansions for December 2023

As anticipation builds for the long-awaited unveiling of Fontainebleau Las Vegas on Wednesday, let's take a look at several U.S. casino openings and expansions that have unfolded since our last edition.

Groundbreaking ceremony for new hotel at Hollywood Casino Columbus

The hotel is expected to include 180 rooms, meeting space, an additional restaurant, and local partnerships and amenities that will be announced at a later date

Fanatics partners with Columbus Blue Jackets for retail sportsbook

The more than 5,000-square-feet Fanatics Sportsbook Columbus will include betting windows and kiosks as well as a video wall and full-service restaurant.

Ohio totals over $1 million in land-based revenue in 2022

The state's four casinos brought in a combined $303,659,464 from the tables and $701,541,415 from the slots.

Caesars Sportsbook goes live with mobile and in-person sports betting in Ohio

Eligible sports fans can now wager responsibly while earning Caesars Rewards on the Caesars Sportsbook app or by visiting two new Caesars Sportsbook retail locations now accepting bets in the Buckeye State.

PENN Entertainment to relocate riverboat casinos to land-based facilities

In addition, the company plans to build a new hotel at Hollywood Columbus in Ohio and a second hotel tower at the M Resort in Henderson, Nevada.

Gaming & Leisure Properties agrees to new master lease with PENN Entertainment

The transaction, including the creation of the new master lease, is subject to customary regulatory approvals and is expected to be effective January 1, 2023.

Caesars Racebook app launches in Florida and Ohio

Caesars and NYRA Bets announced the new horse racing account wagering app, Caesars Racebook, is officially live in Florida and Ohio with plans to add additional states throughout the year.

Top 10 Fall 2021 casino openings and expansions

While some resorts are changing operators, others are opening up new venues, or are even being built from the ground up.

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs unveils new grandstands

Ohio’s first racino unveiled plans for a brand new, $20 million trackside grandstand designed to showcase the races at Scioto Down’s iconic track.

Penn National Gaming sees 83 percent of properties reopened

The latest reopenings are scheduled for today at the company’s three Illinois casinos as well as its Prairie State Gaming video gaming terminal operations throughout Illinois.

Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs reopens today

Team members will wear face masks and guests will be encouraged to do the same at the Ohio property.

70 percent of Penn National Gaming properties have reopened

Penn National Gaming today announced that 30 of its 41 gaming and racing properties have resumed operations.

Ohio casinos and racinos to reopen on 19 June

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that casinos and racinos, along with amusement parks and water parks, would be permitted to reopen on 19 June.

COVID-19 takes its toll on US casinos

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., casinos across the country have announced temporary closures. These resorts will continue to assess the situation over the next two weeks and reevaluate the closures.

Eldorado Resorts announces temporary closing of Eldorado Scioto Downs

While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the property in in Columbus, Ohio, the company closed to the public at midnight on Friday.

Penn National Gaming temporarily suspends operations in Ohio

Following an executive order from Governor Mike DeWine, Hollywood Casino Columbus, Hollywood Casino Toledo, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway and Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley will close as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19.

ELG 40 Under 40 announced

Emerging Leaders of Gaming and Global Gaming Business magazine announced the 2018-19 class, which recognizes gaming industry professionals under the age of 40 already making significant impacts on the casino industry.

PlayAGS receives approval to offer gaming products in Ohio

The electronic gaming machine supplier will begin selling and distributing Class III EGMs and table game products throughout the state.

Fantasy Springs Casino names Director of Table Games

Anthony Carolo brings 30 years of casino operations experience to the position, including an extensive background in table games operations.

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