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.”
Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino is on schedule to open next Spring. General Manager Kevin Kline says you should expect to see something unique.
"I think it's unique in terms of the architecture... the openness. It's unique in terms of having a one acre outdoor space connected to your casino that you can program and activate. And unique in that... look at the community that we're in, you've got Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton and Downtown all within the doorstep."
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.