$400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati prepares for March 4 opening

Ohio’s last full-scale casino opens March 4 with the unveiling of the $400 million Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati.

The property, a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Detroit-based Rock Gaming, will open with 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games, and a World Series of Poker-themed poker room.

The Horseshoe Cincinnati is the state’s fourth full-scale casino.

On Wednesday, the Horseshoe, which does not include a hotel, announced a partnership with seven Cincinnati-area hotels, offering daily shuttle service between the casino and the lodging destinations.

“We expect to attract 6 million visits annually to the casino, and we’re delighted to send our guests to these downtown hotels to explore some of the best hospitality that Cincinnati has to offer,” said Mike Warren, Horseshoe Cincinnati’s vice president of marketing.

A week ago, the Horseshoe Cincinnati announced that celebrity chef Bobby Flay would open his 14th Bobby’s Burger Palace at the casino. The restaurant will join a lineup that includes a steakhouse named for gaming icon Jack Binion and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

"Bobby's BBP concept is a great complement to the distinctive venues that will make this a world-class destination in downtown Cincinnati,” said Horseshoe General Manager Kevin Kline.

Caesars and Rock Gaming are partners in the Horseshoe Cleveland, which opened last May. Penn National Gaming operates Ohio’s two other full-scale casinos in Toledo and Columbus.



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