The Horseshoe Casino is a big, shiny new attraction near some old Cincinnati neighborhoods. It is right across the street from Pendleton and within walking distance of Over-the-Rhine. So what do those communities think of the casino now that it has been open for a year?
“On a scale of one to ten, I would give them a ten,” said Tabatha Anderson, the current president of the Pendleton Neighborhood Council. “If I could give them higher I would.”
It's been a year since Horseshoe Cincinnati opened its doors on March 4, 2013. This week, WVXU is revisiting the series we did when it opened to see how things have changed. Our first question? Are concerns about problem gambling coming true?
When the Horseshoe Casino opens next spring it will likely have an 80-foot tall sign to attract customers.
The full City Council is expected to approve the idea next week. The Budget and Finance Committee Monday approved the sign.
Council Member Chris Seelbach is supportive.
“I think most reasonable people would say that this sign makes sense,” Seelbach said. “I don’t know that you can see it from Over The Rhine because of where it is positioned at the casino site and how low it is.”
A current Cincinnati assistant police chief is leaving the department to be the director of security at the new downtown casino.
Horseshoe Cincinnati announced Thursday in a press release Richard Janke will start the new job on Sept. 10th.
“Richard’s law enforcement experience, in-depth understanding of Cincinnati and his commitment to the vitality and safety of downtown makes him a great addition to our team,” said casino General Manager Kevin Kline in a written statement.