AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - The developer building the Austintown racino may also play a role in the development of a casino in Lawrence County.
Penn National is in the process of building a thoroughbred racetrack and casino in Austintown.
Officials on both sides of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line are not concerned about the two casinos being within 25 miles of each other.
A difference between the two is that table games will be legal at Valley View Downs.
"When you talk about the type of racing that's going to take place, thoroughbred racing as to harness racing, it's two different animals, so to speak. I really don't see a conflict at all between the two types of race tracks and racing," said Austintown Trustee Jim Davis.