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Report: Ohio Seating Issue Resolved

Published: May 1, 2013 1:41 pm ET

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It has been reported that the Ohio Racing Commission this morning gave its approval of Penn National Gaming's racino plans for its Austintown facility.

The news comes courtesy of a report on

For months, Penn National and the ORC could not agree on how many seats the racino should have for customers looking to watch live horse racing.

A report by The Dayton Business Journal has cited Penn National Gaming spokesperson Bob Tenenbaum as saying that the raceway will be built in two phases and will open with 1,037 seats.

“We will be restarting construction as soon as we can, which will not be long,” Tenenbaum was quoted as saying.

(With files from

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