CINCINNATI -- The last of Ohio's four voter-approved casinos faces one more major hurdle before being allowed to open to the public.
Beginning at 3 p.m. Wednesday, up to 15,000 invited guests will begin filtering in to Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati for the $400 million facility's first gambling. The eight-hour event is a dry run for the casino ahead of its planned opening to the general public on Monday.
Agents with the Ohio Casino Control Commission will be watching every aspect of the casino's operations during that time and well into Thursday morning, when workers still will be counting the money brought in from the dry run. All that money will go to charity.
Any major problems that arise during the dry run could delay the opening.
AMANDA LEE MYERS
The Associated Press