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Austintown racino preparing to welcome gamblers

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Workers are putting the finishing touches on the $250-million Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course in Austintown, which is scheduled to open its doors to the public in two weeks.

Passers-by can see a brand new sign that has been installed near the entrance on Route 46. Crews spent the past week laying down asphalt along the driveway and parking lot. In addition, more brush is being cleared away to make the venue more visible from the road.

The gaming floor will open on Wednesday, September 17 with 850 Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and a variety of dining and entertainment options. The gaming facility will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The venue will celebrate a second grand opening on Monday, Nov. 24, when thoroughbred racing begins on the new one-mile all-weather racetrack.

The adjacent racetrack grandstand includes more than 1,000 enclosed seats and a simulcast theater that will allow race fans to wager on races at tracks throughout North America.

The development is located on Ohio Route 46 (N. Canfield-Niles Road) just south of Interstate 80.

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