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NORTH RANDALL, Ohio – The ThistleDown Racino will stay where it has been for the past 90 years, North Randall. The track’s owner Rock Ohio Caesars passed on the option of moving to the Akron-Canton area, an option the state gave them as part of the deal clearing the way for slots or video lottery terminals (VLTs) at Ohio’s seven horse racing tracks.

“ThistleDown Racino has received a tremendous welcome from Cleveland’s east side and from the Northeast Ohio community as a whole,” said Marcus Glover, Northeast Ohio senior vice president and general manager of Caesars Entertainment. “We look forward to working with the mayors and county to determine how to further enhance the guest experience at ThistleDown for years to come.”

Rock Ohio had delayed a decision on moving while they waited to see how the racino would do at the North Randall location.

“We are pleased that our preliminary talks to revitalize the area surrounding the racino played a role in ThistleDown’s decision to stay and we are excited to begin working immediately with the various stakeholders to bring these plans to life,” said Mayor David Smith of North Randall.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WEWS NewsChannel 5

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