Casinos in Cleveland and Toledo that were scheduled to open in March and April respectively could be delayed due to licensing concerns raised at a Casino Control Commission meeting this week.

Regulators will meet with the Cleveland and Toledo operators to discuss a new timetable following comment from consultant Fred Gushin of Spectrum Gaming that the opening should be delayed. Gushin told the Commission that more time is needed to investigate the facilities for licensing, noting that the March and April opening dates were never formally approved.

Commission Chairwoman Jo Ann Davidson told theCleveland Plain Dealerthat the delays should be a matter of "weeks, not months,” and that planned subsequent casino openings in Columbus and Cincinnati will not be altered.