Residents will have another place to play slots.
Take a tour of the Racino
(North Randall)- Thistledown Racino is racing towards its opening date...
$88 million of renovations began in August 2012. An exact date hasn't yet been announced but the slots only casino is expected to open in Spring 2013.
The media was given a tour Wednesday afternoon of the first floor where the renovations are taking place.
Workers are busy installing more than one thousand video lottery terminals. VLTs feature the latest game themes including Superman, Jaws, Super Monopoly Money, as well as classic favorites like Wheel of Fortune and Stinkin' Rich. There are also two jumbo games measuring 8 ft. Tall.
"The addition of VLTs will add a new element of excitement to Thistledown which is a property with a great tradition of live action racing," says Rick Skinner, General Manager of Thistledown Racino. "We are thrilled to share this property with our community and to continue to grow our total rewards network right here in northeast Ohio."
Construction is underway on The Diner, a 50's style diner offering comfort food 24 hours a day. The Diner will serve breakfast all day long with gourmet sandwiches, salads and burgers. The food court will include a Burger Bar and Mane Street Deli. Another dining option is Steaks & Rings offering a casual, quality dining option. Slush will feature more than 20 unique frozen drinks and Center Bar is a sports bar featuring TV screens and sports memorabilia.
Thistledown Racino will create 600 new jobs.
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