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License approved for Austintown slots and horse race track

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Racing Commission has granted a license to Penn National Gaming to officially operate a thoroughbred race track and slot machine business in Austintown Township.

Racing commission member Mark Munroe tells 21 News that during a Thursday meeting, the commission approved November 24 for the first race at Hollywood Gaming at the Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Construction of the facility is underway at Route 46 and Interstate 80. The video lottery terminals should be ready for play at the end of summer or early fall.

Developer, Penn National Gaming is seeking employees to fill a wide variety of job categories, including VLT operations, food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance and facilities, parking, wardrobe, security and surveillance, and racing operations, as well as in administrative positions.

Interested applicants can register online, submit a resume and receive e-mail notification when jobs are posted for the $125 million gaming complex.

Applicants are able to register through Facebook and LinkedIn accounts.

Registration information is at

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