Central Ohio racetrack receives license for slots

6:04 PM, May 21, 2012   |    comments
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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

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