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New Racino Plans to Hire 500 People in Southwest Ohio

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM

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While the state's latest reports show casino and racino revenues are down from last month, one racino in Southwest Ohio is planning to hire 500 new employees.

Miami Valley Gaming will hold a job fair on Wednesday in Warren County.  It’s one of the state’s newest race tracks that will offer gambling machines and is set to open later this year.

CEO and General Manager Jim Simms says they’ll hire for everything from slots to food and beverage positions, maintenance staff, and human resources.

Gambling is a growing business in Ohio since a 2009 voter approved plan allowed them to operate, and at least four other racinos are expected to open before the end of next year. Simms says he hopes Miami Valley Gaming will be a major player.

Simms: “We hope to be impacting the existing competition when we come to the market, and similarly when a new entry comes in after us we know there’s gonna be some adjustment forces there. But overall we’re pretty comfortable with our projections with the location that were in.”

Miami Valley Gaming is slated to open December 12 and will replace the existing Lebanon Raceway. 

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