ra·​ci·​no | \ rə-ˈsē-(ˌ)nō \
plural racinos

Definition of racino

: a racetrack at which slot machines are available for gamblers

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The state commission and lottery define revenue as the money left after casinos and racinos pay winners and deduct for promotions. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Jack Cleveland Casino's April revenue actually $500,000 more than first reported by Ohio Casino Control Commission," 9 May 2018 But Centaur, led by CEO Rod Ratcliff, has owned Hoosier Park since its inception as a racino in 2008, though ownership was restructured after its own 2010 bankruptcy. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "Caesars agrees to pay $1 million penalty over efforts to sway Indiana casino regulators," 28 June 2018 That includes competition between casino operators and racino operators -- each set of companies operates in Ohio under different regulatory frameworks, overseen by different government agencies. Rich Exner & Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Sports wagering could be heading to Ohio after Supreme Court ruling," 14 May 2018 What must change Under normal rules for the Ohio Lottery Commission, adding sports gambling to Ohio's seven racinos would require treating sports bets as games of chance, like buying a lottery ticket or playing Keno. Rich Exner & Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland.com, "Sports wagering could be heading to Ohio after Supreme Court ruling," 14 May 2018 Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia have several casinos and racinos sitting across the Ohio River. Washington Post, "Stagnant horse racing betting court ruling helps the sport," 18 May 2018 Here's how the other Northeast Ohio casinos and racinos fared in April: Jack Thistledown Racino, which has undergone a transformation, saw a revenue increase from $9.8 million in April 2017 to $11 million. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Jack Cleveland Casino has lowest April revenue in history, trails other three Ohio casinos; monthly casino/racino report," 7 May 2018 But none of the state's four casinos or six racinos could match Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park's record $23.3 million in revenue. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Ohio casino and racino March revenues hit record high; Jack Cleveland Casino's best in three years," 9 Apr. 2018 The racino, which straddles North Randall and Warrensville Heights, opened following an $88 million renovation. Karen Farkas, cleveland.com, "Jack Thistledown Racino has rejuvenated the 92-year-old racetrack (photos)," 9 July 2017

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First Known Use of racino

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for racino

blend of racetrack and casino

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