News Media to Get Racino Preview Monday

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Mahoning Valley media outlets will get an early inside look at the new Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course during a site tour Monday afternoon.

“Carpet is being rolled out, video lottery terminals are being readied for installation and construction continues at a rapid pace,” the media advisory states.  “News media are invited to a hard-hat tour to get a look inside Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course as it gets nearer to its opening.”

Thoroughbred racing is scheduled to get underway Nov. 24. In late June, officials with Penn National Gaming inc., the Wyomissing, Pa. company that owns Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley, said they expected to announce an opening date soon for the racino.

Also last month, more than 1,800 job seekers lined up to apply for some 400 positions at the racino during two job fairs in Austintown and Youngstown, about 65% expected to be full-time positions.  

Plans for the project were first announced in early 2011 and construction of the racino began last year.  

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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