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Thistledown Racetrack and Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will not compete
The updates being made to the racetrack will involve the addition of video lottery terminals
by WKSU's OZIE IKUENOBE

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Ozie Ikuenobe
 

Cleveland will still have two major gaming facilities now that plans to move Thistledown Racetrack have been scrapped.  But Rock Ohio Caesars, owner of Thistledown and downtown’s Horseshoe Casino says the two are not competing for visitors.

Marcus Glover, general manager of Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, says that even though Caesars owns the casino and the racetrack, both have their own unique qualities.

Glover on Thistledown

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“We’ll position those properties, both Horseshoe Cleveland and Thistledown Racino, to be more complimentary versus being competitive against each other. So we’re seeing both those facilities being positioned from a physical standpoint, very differently from one another, and some of the amenities and offerings will be very different.”

The company entertained ideas to move the racetrack to a site owned by the Akron-Canton airport.  Instead, Ceasar’s will spend 88 million dollars improving the North Randall racetrack facility.

The upgrade includes adding more than a thousand video lottery terminals.

Adding those will require approval from the state lottery commission.

Listener Comments:

They misspelled Caesars in the third graph.


Posted by: Brad (Macedonia) on August 29, 2012 12:08PM
what the heck are they going to do about northfield park being so close?


Posted by: wow (akron) on August 27, 2012 1:08AM
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