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NE Ohio's second racino has set an opening date

NE Ohio's second racino has set an opening date

(Northfield) — Another northeast Ohio facility featuring horse racing and slots-like video terminals will open Dec. 18, making it the fourth of seven racinos expected to open around the state.

The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park is scheduled to open less than a week after the racino in Lebanon in southwest Ohio. The Lebanon facility moved up its opening to Dec. 12 in hopes of drawing more attention before a second racino opens in that region, in the Dayton area.

The Ohio Lottery Commission oversees the video lottery terminals at the tracks. A spokeswoman for the commission says it doesn't anticipate any problems delaying the Northfield opening.

Two racinos, Thistledown in North Randall, and Scioto Downs near Columbus are already open. Another is under construction in suburban Youngstown.

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