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Cincinnati casino opening delayed til 2013

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Developers of a casino for downtown Cincinnati say a dispute with Gov. John Kasich will keep the place from opening next year as scheduled.

Casino officials said Wednesday they've delayed a steel order and are putting construction into a lower gear because of uncertainty over the taxes and fees they'll be asked to pay. The opening is now expected sometime in 2013.

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Kasich has said taxpayers "got a bad deal" with the casino operators. He's studying the taxes and fees, and a Kasich spokesman told the Enquirer the governor won't be rushed.

Ohio voters in 2009 approved casinos for Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

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