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Hollywood Gaming: What you need to know to go

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The Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course opens its doors to the public at noon on Wednesday, September 17.  The $250-million venue is operated by Penn National Gaming.  The racino will celebrate a second grand opening on Monday, November 24, when thoroughbred racing begins on the new one-mile all-weather racetrack and grandstand, which includes more than 1,000 enclosed seats.

Here's what you need to know if you plan to go on Wednesday:


655 North Canfield Niles Road

Austintown, OH 44515


On State Route 46, south of Interstate 80.


Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


(877) 788-3777




1,632 parking spaces on site. Free of charge.


850 video lottery terminals

Horse racing:

Simulcast races from around the country

One-mile track and grandstand with live thoroughbred racing starting Nov. 24

Minimum age:

You must be at least 21 to be on the gaming floor

18 or older to bet on the horse races.

All ages allowed inside the racing grandstand and Skybox restaurant.

Tobacco policy:

Hollywood Gaming is a non-smoking workplace. However, officials say there is a covered and heated patio equipped with 20 VLT's designated for guests who wish to smoke.

Food and beverages:

Skybox Sports Bar

More than 20 LCD screens display sporting events, including the NFL, Major League Baseball, College Football and Basketball. Menu includes wings, burgers, sandwiches, spirits and beer.


Pizza and Italian cuisine.

Take 2 Grill

Sandwiches and burgers

Hollywood & Grind

Coffee and pastries.

Harlan's Holiday

Food, beverages in view of racing simulcasts.


Fast food in view of live racing.

H Lounge



Best Western - Meander Inn

Off I-80 at exit 223. Less than one mile from Hollywood Gaming.

870 N Canfield Niles Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

Candlewood Suites

Located 0.6 miles away, off of Interstate 80 at exit 223.

5633 Cerni Pl, Austintown, OH 44515

Hampton Inn

Off I-80, near the OH/PA turnpike.

880 N Canfield Niles Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

Holiday Inn - Boardman

Off 680 14 miles south.

7410 South Ave, Boardman, OH 44512

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Located 0.6 miles away off Interstate 80 at exit 223

5555 Cerni Pl, Austintown, OH 44515

Residence Inn Marriott - Niles, OH

7 miles away at the the Eastwood Mall complex.

5555 Youngstown Warren Rd. Niles, OH

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Youngstown/Austintown

Next door to the racino.

801 N Canfield Niles Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

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