| Columbus, Ohio|
October 8, 2012
| 200 Georgesville Road|
| 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m)|
Gaming and Leisure Properties
Hollywood Casino Columbus is a casino located in Columbus, Ohio. It opened on October 8, 2012. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.
Hollywood Casino Columbus Wikipedia
Ohio voters approved (53%) a state constitutional amendment in November 2009 authorizing casinos in the state’s four largest cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Toledo. It was the fifth statewide vote to legalize gambling in Ohio over 20 years.
Hollywood Casino Toledo, developed and operated by Penn National Gaming, opened on May 29 followed by Hollywood Columbus, which opened on October 8, 2012.
Gross casino revenues will be taxed at 33 percent, one of the highest rates in the nation for a resort casino with this level of investment. Portions of the tax revenue are designated for public school districts; the four host cities; all 88 state counties; the Ohio State Racing Commission; law enforcement training; and research and treatment of problem gambling and substance abuse. The bipartisan Ohio Casino Control Commission was created in 2011 to develop rules for casino gaming in Ohio, to license operators and to regulate and ensure the integrity of operations. It is also funded by casino tax revenue.