Cleveland casino gets license, ready to open May 14

2:17 PM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Rock Ohio Caesars was approved for a gaming operator license today.

Matt Cullen, president and chief executive officer of Rock Gaming LLC, and John Payne, president of Enterprise Shared Services for Caesars Entertainment, said "We are delighted to accept our gaming operator license from the Ohio Casino Control Commission today, and appreciate the Commission's confidence and efforts to certify Horseshoe Cleveland as the first casino in the State of Ohio."

Photos: Inside the Cleveland Horseshoe Casino's buffet

"Our 1,600 new Horseshoe Casino team members are fully prepared to open our doors on May 14, and look forward to celebrating this exciting moment in the heart of downtown Cleveland."

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Rock Gaming LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation are developing a $350 million casino inside the former Higbee Building in downtown Cleveland.

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is expected to attract five million visits to downtown annually, adding to the city's impressive sports, entertainment, music and cultural attractions, Rock Gaming says.

The full-service gaming destination will employ nearly 1,600 people and will feature 2,100 slot machines, 63 table games, and a World Series of Poker room, along with lounges, a buffet restaurant and a three-outlet food court, accordign to Rock Gaming.

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