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:
- $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
- 1,700 total employees
- 90 percent of whom were hired from Greater Cincinnati
- Six million visitors a year
- $300 million in annual revenue
- That's $304 every day for each slot or gaming spot
- 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
- Rock Bar & Lounge
- VIP players' lounge
- Partnership with 10 downtown restaurants
- Offering fine dining rewards to casino guests
- 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
- 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
- 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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