Photos from inside the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, scheduled to open March 4, 2013, in downtown Cincinnati. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO Digital
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CINCINNATI - It's all about the numbers at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati.

Whether you're sizing up your odds, searching for a parking spot or seeking a job, the numbers may be in your favor at the casino, which opens its doors to the public Monday.

Below is a rundown of some of the numbers behind Horseshoe Casino:

1. Cost:

  • $400 million -- took two years to build
  • 2,000 construction workers
  • Contracts valued at $151 million awarded to Ohio-based firms
  • 37 percent of contracts awarded to certified minority and women-owned businesses

2. Overall size:

  • 400,000 square feet on 23 acre site.

3. Gaming floor size:

  • 100,000 square feet
  • Fire department capacity for gaming floor set at 10,830 visitors
  • Dress rehearsal drew 6,200 patrons -- 15,000 guests were invited
  • 2,000 slots and video poker machines ranging from a penny to $500 per spin
  • 87 table games for black jack, craps, roulette, Let It Ride and several poker derivatives
  • 31 table World Series of Poker room
  • Asian Gaming Room in high limits area -- paying tribute to Cincinnati Sister City of Liuzhou, China

4. Hours of operation:

  • 24 hours a day, seven days a week

5. Employees:

  • 1,700 total employees
  • 90 percent of whom were hired from Greater Cincinnati

6. Goals:

  • Six million visitors a year
  • $300 million in annual revenue
  • That's $304 every day for each slot or gaming spot

7. Restaurants:

  • Three outward facing facilities on-site
    • Jack Binion's Steakhouse
    • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
    • Third restaurant to be developed
  • Just off the gaming floor
    • Bobby Flay's Bobby's Burger Palace
    • The Spread buffet with Cafe Italia
    • Starbucks
    • Rock Bar & Lounge
    • VIP players' lounge
  • Partnership with 10 downtown restaurants
  • Offering fine dining rewards to casino guests

8. Hotels:

  • Partnership with seven premium downtown hotels for free and reduced rate accommodations
  • Complimentary shuttle service daily
  • Depending on market conditions, casino could build a hotel on-site after five years

9. Parking:

  • 2,500 spaces in five-story garage
  • Free for all guests nights and weekends
  • Weekday parking free for Total Rewards members who game or dine
  • Weekday parking available
    • 0-1 hours - $1.00
    • 1-2 hours - $2.00
    • 2-3 hours - $3.00
    • 3-4 hours - $6.00
    • 4-5 hours - $8.00
    • 5-6 hours - $10.00
    • 6-7 hours - $12.00
    • 7+ hours - $14.00
    • Daily maximum - $14.00
    • Valet parking available for $20.00
    • Gold - $18.00
    • Platinum - $15.00
    • Diamond and Seven Stars - Free

10. Other features:

  • Designed as "urban casino" to blend into the fabric of downtown
  • 33,000 square foot meeting and events space on second level can accommodate 1,400 people
  • One acre urban plaza at front entrance for public events

11. History:

  • Ohio voters approved gaming in 2009, authorizing four casinos in Ohio.
    • Rock Gaming developed casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati
    • Penn National Gaming developed casinos in Columbus and Toledo (also owns Hollywood in Lawrenceburg).

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