City leaders break ground on $400 million project

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Crews have broken ground at Cincinnati's new casino downtown, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, with construction officially underway.

The 20 acre site has been fenced off since November. The casino will be run by Caesars.

The $400 million project is expected to create 1700 permanent jobs and 2100 construction jobs.

City leaders are hoping the casino will bring in about $47 million in tax revenue, and $20 million could find its way back to the Queen City.

Ohio voters approved the construction of four casinos back in November 2009. In addition to the casino in Cincinnati, there will be casinos in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo.

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