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Mahoning Valley prepares for latest Ohio racino combining gambling, thoroughbred racing


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Another Ohio racino is set to open this week.

The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports ( ) that Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown is on track to open its doors Wednesday.

General manager Mike Galle told the newspaper that northeast Ohioans are eager for another form of entertainment and the 100,000-square-foot facility is ready to oblige with food, live music, simulcast racing and 850 slots-like video lottery terminals.

The $250 million development on Ohio 46 also features a one-mile thoroughbred racetrack.

It's Ohio's seventh racino. State figures have shown the facilities combining gambling and horse racing are on track to make more money than the state's four casinos.

Information from: The Vindicator,

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