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Racetrack Resort Still Needs State OK

Developers of a 300-million-dollar racetrack in the Youngstown area showcased their plans today but are still withholding some details on the project. Developers say that this racetrack will succeed where others are struggling because Ohio is now allowing video slots at the racetracks. They also say they’re building an elaborate resort around the facility.

Developer Rick Lertzman adds that the racetrack would create about 1,000 construction and 15-hundred to 2,000 resort jobs for the Mahoning Valley area. Ohio has seven other racetracks including Northfield and Thistledown in Northeast Ohio. It’s also building four casinos which are expected to open next year.