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Casino fight heads to NYC

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Broadway Commons, the once busy construction site for the Horseshoe Casino, is now empty after crews dismantled two large cranes.

On Wednesday, casino leaders and the governor's hired consulting firm will attempt to find common ground after the stoppage of work.

It's believed that the two sides will discuss raising taxes and fees on casino operations for the four locations across the state. Governor John Kasich's consulting firm, Moelis and Company, believes that Ohio taxpayers didn't get a fair deal when they voted for build the casinos in Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.

The tax rate voters ratified is 33% of net earnings of the casino, plus a one time payment of $50 million.

Rock Gaming pulled the plug two weeks ago and halted construction on the casino projects, after Governor Kasich said he wanted to take a closer look at the deal.

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