ra·​ci·​no | \ r?-?sē-(?)nō How to pronounce racino (audio) \
plural racinos

Definition of racino

: a racetrack at which slot machines are available for gamblers

Examples of racino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The racino would have 2,200 total machines with the expansion. Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Miami Valley Gaming racino plans $100 million expansion, hotel," 31 Oct. 2019 Follow casino and racino coverage at cleveland.com/casino. Rich Exner, cleveland.com, "Ohio gambling revenue tops $160 million in July; JACK Cleveland properties up, MGM Northfield Park down," 7 Aug. 2019 The first racino opened at Scioto Downs outside Columbus in June 2012, followed by six others over the next two years. Rich Exner, cleveland.com, "Ohio Lottery has biggest year yet, with $1.15 billion profit for state’s education fund," 11 July 2019 At the same time Lightfoot was negotiating over the city casino, Democratic state Rep. Thaddeus Jones of Calumet City introduced a measure that would allow a racino to operate in Crete Township. Dan Petrella, chicagotribune.com, "Plan emerges to bring horse racing and casino gambling to Balmoral Park after Gov. J.B. Pritzker quashes Tinley Park racino," 21 Nov. 2019 But Penn National, which operates racinos and casinos under the Hollywood brand, seemed to acknowledge in a statement on Monday that slot machines would remain the biggest generator of money. Rich Exner, cleveland.com, "Sports betting is a big deal, but could amount to few new tax dollars for Ohio," 15 May 2018 The gambling expansion would not only allow for a racino in the Southland but a new, separate casino as well, with several area suburbs interested in snaring such a project. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Horses, gambling may push aside plan for big housing development in Tinley Park," 14 June 2019 Another way to look at it is that people – mostly Ohioans – lost more than $1 billion buying lottery tickets and placing bets at racino slot machines. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland.com, "Business tax exemption key hang-up in Ohio budget talks: Capitol Letter," 12 July 2019 At the same time, Resorts World closed its racino at Monticello Raceway, where business had plummeted since the Catskills casino opened. Jesse Mckinley, New York Times, "Why a $1.2 Billion Gambling Mecca Has Fallen on Hard Times," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of racino

1995, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for racino

blend of racetrack and casino

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3 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Racino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://www.tvthemovie.com/dictionary/racino. Accessed 14 Feb. 2020.

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