The Chester, W.Va.-based MTR Gaming Group Inc. operates the track.
(AP) The state's first license for new slots-like gambling machines has been issued to a central Ohio horse racing track.
The Ohio Lottery Commission on Monday said Scioto Downs outside of Columbus is the first to be licensed in the state as a video lottery retailer. The track is slated to open its video lottery facility next month with 1,800 machines. It plans to add 400 terminals later this year.
The video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs are estimated to generate about $3 million per month in revenue for the state. All Ohio Lottery profits support K-12 education. The state is expanding the use of slots-like video lottery terminals at Ohio's seven horse tracks.