Agreement reached on Cleveland casino, construction to resume soon

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Governor John R. Kasich announced Saturday that an agreement in principle has been reached with Ohio casino developer Rock Ohio Caesars LLC (ROC) that will allow ROC to resume work in the coming weeks on its Cincinnati and Cleveland casino projects.

Details of the agreement, which includes additional payments to the state of Ohio, are expected to be released next week.

"I'm glad that we've reached agreement with ROC on outstanding gaming issues, including additional payments to benefit Ohioans.  ROC negotiated seriously, in good faith and with a spirit of partnership, and has told us it intends to soon restart construction on its casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati.  Hopefully we can soon come to agreement with Penn (Penn National Gaming, Inc.)."

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