ra·​ci·​no | \ rə-ˈsē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce racino (audio) \
plural racinos

Definition of racino

: a racetrack at which slot machines are available for gamblers

Examples of racino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heidner had proposed a combination harness race and casino, or racino, for the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center, which the state planned to sell to the village of Tinley Park. Mike Nolan, chicagotribune.com, "Balmoral Park, following rebirth after end of harness racing, on market for $4 million," 9 Dec. 2020 Newport Racing & Gaming will compete directly against the nearby Belterra Park racino in Anderson Township and the Hard Rock Casino in downtown Cincinnati, as well as the Belterra Casino Resort and Hollywood Casino & Hotel in southern Indiana. Randy Tucker, The Enquirer, "Churchill Downs to open $38M off-track horse-betting site Friday in Newport, Ky.," 29 Sep. 2020 Ohio’s casino and racino industry in September saw its third straight month of record gambling revenue. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Larry Householder, FirstEnergy face $1 million defamation lawsuit from ex-candidate: Capitol Letter," 8 Oct. 2020 Since then, a number of online and retail sportsbooks have opened, including Grand Victoria in Elgin, the Hollywood casinos in Joliet and Aurora, the Par-A-Dice in East Peoria, and Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, the state’s first racino. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois gambling tax revenues fell $200 million due to pandemic shutdown," 7 Oct. 2020 Churchill Downs acquired a 61% stake in Rivers Casino in Des Plaines last year, and is the only racetrack in Illinois that has not applied with the Illinois Gaming Board to open a racino or sportsbook. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois racing board grants 2021 race dates to Arlington International despite uncertainty over track’s future," 16 Sep. 2020 But, Culloton said a racino is not part of Midwest’s plans for Waukegan in any way. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Racetrack not in the cards on site of Waukegan casino, officials say," 31 Aug. 2020 Dan Reinhard, formerly general counsel for Jack Entertainment, which has a casino and a racino in northeast Ohio, chaired the panel that came up with casino guidelines. Patrick Cooley, The Enquirer, "Coronavirus in Ohio: Medical experts weren’t in charge in setting reopening guidelines," 30 June 2020 Dan Reinhard, general counsel for Jack Entertainment, which has a casino and a racino in northeastern Ohio, said the panel drew on existing guidelines in Ohio and other states for consistency. Cincinnati.com, "Sure bet or rolling the dice? Casinos to reopen with coronavirus precautions," 17 June 2020

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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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“Racino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racino. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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