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Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
Location Dayton, Ohio
Address 777 Hollywood Boulevard
Opening date August 28, 2014
Total gaming space 186,000 sq ft (17,300 m2)
Casino type Racino
Owner Gaming and Leisure Properties
Operating license holder Penn National Gaming
Dayton Raceway
Date opened 1959
Race type Standardbred
Course type 5/8 mile oval
Notable races Dayton 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. It is owned by Gaming and Leisure Properties and operated by Penn National Gaming.

Racing

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Standardbreds are featured in Harness Racing at Raceway Park in Toledo, Ohio
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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.

Move to Dayton

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

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

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