Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway

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Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
Location Dayton, Ohio
Address 777 Hollywood Boulevard
Opening dateAugust 28, 2014
Total gaming space186,000 sq ft (17,300 m2)
Casino typeRacino
OwnerGaming and Leisure Properties
Operating license holderPenn Entertainment
Dayton Raceway
Date opened1959
Race typeStandardbred
Course type5/8 mile oval
Notable racesDayton Pacing Derby

Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway is a racino in Dayton, Ohio, United States. It was originally established in 1959 as Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio, hosting car racing and thoroughbred racing.[1] It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn Entertainment.


Standardbreds are featured in Harness Racing at Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio
A Pacer warms up before racing at Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio

Known for weekend live harness racing including Ohio Sire Stakes and Buckeye-Wolverine Pace. The Buckeye-Wolverine Pace took place every year until ending recently. The race once successfully predicted the outcome of the rival Ohio State-Michigan football game with 75% accuracy.[2]

Move to Dayton[edit]

In 2011, Governor John Kasich agreed to allow video lottery terminals at Ohio's seven racetracks.[3] To avoid having Raceway Park compete with its own Hollywood Casino Toledo, Penn National sought and obtained state approval to move Raceway Park to Dayton.[4] The racetrack move was completed in the spring of 2014.[5] The racino opened on August 28, 2014 with 1,000 video lottery terminals.


  1. ^ Raceway Park: About Us. (n.d.). Website. Retrieved April 4, 2011, from http://racewayparktoledo.com/about_us.php Archived 2011-01-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ HorseRacing.com: Raceway Park (n.d.). Website. Retrieved April 11, 2011, from http://www.horseracing.com/tracks/ohio/raceway-park/
  3. ^ Provance, Jim (June 17, 2011). "2 casinos to pay $110M more in tax". The Blade. Toledo. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  4. ^ Davis, Dave (March 16, 2012). "Penn National Gaming gets Ohio Gov. John Kasich's OK to move horse tracks to Dayton, Austintown". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  5. ^ "Ohio board OKs Raceway Park move".

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Coordinates: 41°39′29″N 83°33′34″W / 41.6581°N 83.5594°W / 41.6581; -83.5594