The WVXU News Department presents a special series on the opening of the new Horseshoe Casino, exploring issues like security, parking, development around the area, gambling addiction, and much more.
Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino will be the first venue in Ohio to host a World Series of Poker circuit event.
The 12-day tournament begins September 19 and runs through September 30.
Casino General Manager Kevin Kline anticipates 8,000 people will compete.
"Poker players will be traveling in from all over the country. We expect this to be a great feeder event," says Kline. "We expect (hotel) rooms to get filled up."
The latest casino revenue numbers are out and they don't paint a good picture for Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino.
Cincinnati's revenues dropped from about $19.6 million in May to $17.6 million in June, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.
All four of the state's casinos are reporting lower numbers for June. However, the roughly 10 percent drop for Horseshoe Cincinnati is the largest.
The Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati has been open since early March, on today's Cincinnati Edition we’ll discuss the economic impact the casino has had during its first four months of operation with Senior Vice President & General Manager Kevin Kline.