COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The state's first license for new slots-like gambling machines has been issued to a central Ohio horse racing track.
The Ohio Lottery Commission on Monday said Scioto Downs outside of Columbus is the first to be licensed in the state as a video lottery retailer.
The track is slated to open its video lottery facility next month with 1,800 machines. It plans to add 400 terminals later this year.
The Chester, W.Va.-based MTR Gaming Group Inc. operates the track. The video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs are estimated to generate about $3 million per month in revenue for the state.
All Ohio Lottery profits support K-12 education. The state is expanding the use of slots-like video lottery terminals at Ohio's seven horse tracks.
The Associated Press