With casinos slated to open in Cleveland and Toledo later this spring, the Ohio Casino Control Commission approved its first individual gaming licenses, clearing the way for 276 people to work at the two facilities table games.
Between the two properties, an estimated 1,100 people will have to pass background checks to obtain the gaming licenses, which allow them to work at various positions within the properties. The Commission plans to hire more people to perform the background checks and move to a six-day work week until the backlog of license application is processed. They will also bring in a private consultant to help with the checks needed for executive-level jobs in the accounting, security and other sensitive departments, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is scheduled to open on May 14. The Toledo-based casino, Hollywood Casino Toledo, will open a few weeks later on May 28.
Ohio grants first table game licenses
March 26, 2012