Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Ohio's fourth and final fullâservice casino, officially opened its doors to the public last week with a massive fireworks display.
Cincinnati was developed by Rock Ohio Caesars LLC (ROC), a joint venture
between Rock Gaming LLC and Caesars Entertainment. Caesars Entertainment
manages the casino's dayâtoâday operations. Horseshoe Cincinnati is a full
member in Total Rewards, Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program.
grand opening event was attended by Gary Loveman, chairman, president and chief
executive officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation; Dan Gilbert, chairman
of Rock Gaming; Kevin Kline, senior vice president and general manager of
Horseshoe Cincinnati; Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and many others. More than
5,000 members of the public were treated to a spectacular fireworks display as
they queued around the building waiting to be the first to experience downtown
Cincinnati's newest firstâclass
entertainment destination. More than 10,000 guests quickly filled the gaming
floor and restaurants before midnight.
Cincinnati represents the urban casino concept we have developed and has been
quite successful for us in Cleveland, where we opened a little less than a year
ago,” said Loveman. “To date, that property has attracted more than four
million visitors and has injected millions of dollars into the local economy.
We expect no less from Horseshoe Cincinnati.”
the time that we embarked on this $400 million casino development, we have
looked for ways to create a more powerful impact for downtown Cincinnati and
our guests,” Gilbert, who is also majority owner of the NBA's Cleveland
Cavaliers and chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, added. “We have doubled
down on our commitments to Ohio. We believe more than ever that Horseshoe
Cincinnati will bring a renewed energy and life to the downtown area.”
an urban casino, the $400 million development was designed to engage pedestrians
and support existing culture, nightlife and sports attractions downtown. The
property, located on a 23âacre area that
was once a surface parking lot, is part of an ongoing effort to energize downtown
Cincinnati. The 100,000-squareâfoot gaming
floor offers approximately 2,000 slot machines, 87 table games, a 31âtable World Series of Poker room, high limit gaming
gaming room, that pays homage to Cincinnati's sister city Liuzhou, China, and a
VIP players lounge.
highlights of the property include Jack Binion's Steak; celebrity chef Bobby
Flay's first Ohioâbased restaurant
venture, Bobby's Burger Palace; Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville; The Spread
buffet; The Rock Bar & Lounge, a centerâresort lounge
featuring live music; and a 33,000- square-foot meeting space.
the casino has teamed up with seven of the city's finest hotels and 10 local
restaurants to capitalize upon downtown Cincinnati's unique accommodations and
than 2,000 construction jobs were created to build Horseshoe Cincinnati. The
casino employs 1,700 team members, approximately 93 percent of which hail from
the greater Cincinnati area.
The casino is projected to create $100 million annually in gaming tax
revenue and generate six million visits annually to the downtown area, adding
to the city's sports, entertainment, music and cultural attractions.
Horseshoe Cincinnati opens with a bang
March 14, 2013