The 0 million Cincinnati Horseshoe Casino opened in March to fanfare and over 5,000 visitors in the first two hours of operation, with 10,000 showing up for the evening.
“It was a magical night; we’re off to a great start,” enthused casino General Manager Kevin Kline.
The opening was marked by a fireworks show and a speech by the city’s mayor, Mark Mallory. He called the joint operation by Rock Gaming and Caesars Entertainment “a great partnership for the city of Cincinnati.” He added, “This is part of the progress that we continue to see in our city, from the Banks to Fountain Square to Over-the-Rhine to here at the Horseshoe Casino, right out to our neighborhoods. We are seeing excitement in Cincinnati.”
Dan Gilbert of Rock Gaming said the casino’s development was part of Cincinnati’s “urban renaissance.” Rock Gaming owns 80 percent of the casino, with Caesars owning the rest.
The 400,000-square-foot facility is located on 23 acres. It operates 2,000 slot machines, 87 gaming tables, a World Series of Poker poker room, and three restaurants—Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace, Jack Binion’s Steak and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville.