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City leaders clear way for Dayton racino

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Dayton city officials have approved development plans for a $125 million racino on the former site of an automotive plant.

Construction is expected to begin this spring on the harness-racing track, which will include a 600-seat grandstand and 1,500 slots-like video terminals. It's being built on the site of a razed Delphi plant and is expected to open in mid-2014.

The Dayton Daily News reports that project is expected to create 1,000 jobs and another 1,000 during construction.

Penn National Gaming's applications to state commissions to relocate Raceway Park from Toledo to Dayton and to become a video lottery sales agent are pending.

One racino in the state - at Scioto Downs in Columbus - is already operating. Six others are in various stages of licensing and construction.

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