CINCINNATI (AP) — Workers at Ohio's fourth voter-approved casino are buzzing with last-minute preparations ahead of the Cincinnati facility's opening to the public.
Despite chilly temperatures, thousands of people were expected to start lining up outside Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati hours ahead of its opening at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and casino officials are scheduled to give remarks before then.
Mallory already has hailed the casino as a homerun for the city, although projected revenues are far lower now than when Ohio voters approved four casinos in 2009.
Casinos in Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus all opened over the past year and have brought in nearly $404 million combined. From that, about $133.2 million has gone to Ohio schools, counties and cities.