Thistledown Racino Opening April 9!

The Video Lottery Terminals at ThistleDown Racino got a workout this week during a control demonstration, and next Tuesday the games will be open to the public!

ThistleDown has been around since 1925, but it has undergone an $88 million renovation that created a 57,000 sq. ft. gaming space with dining options and entertainment space. The gaming floor has 1,100 VLTs. Patrons will get the chance to walk through the doors of the newly renovated space on April 9, 2013 at 5 p.m. when ThistleDown Racino celebrates its grand opening. American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will kick off the festivities with a concert on opening night.

ThistleDown’s history is in horse racing, and simulcast racing is still available year round. The horse racing season kicks off April 19 and runs through November at Thistledown’s one-mile oval racetrack.

ThistleDown Racino will be the second to open under the VLT program overseen by the Ohio Lottery. Scioto Downs in Columbus opened last June.

Follow the link to learn more about ThistleDown Racino!

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