Horseshoe Cleveland to add 24 table games

To meet high demand for popular games such as Blackjack, Mini-baccarat, Roulette and Let-It-Ride, this month Horseshoe Cleveland will add 24 new table games to its gaming floor.

With the additional games, the property will house 89 tables, making Horseshoe Cleveland the largest table games operator in the State of Ohio. The property's 96,000 sq. ft. gaming floor will continue to operate 1,900 slot machines and its 30-table World Series of Poker room.

"Cleveland is a table games town," said Horseshoe Senior Vice President and General Manager Marcus Glover. "From day one, our tables have seen constant action around the clock."

Minor renovations to accommodate the new tables are currently underway on the casino's second level near existing pits and adjacent to the Vintage 51 bar. Game installation will begin in the coming weeks. The Ohio Casino Control Commission has reviewed plans, game acquisition and installation. The Commission will consider final approval of the games later this month.

Tosha Skipper, the casino's director of Table Games, said the addition will ensure more seats and betting positions are available to accommodate table games novices and enthusiasts alike. "With the additional seats we look forward to offering a variety of table limits to our patrons," she said.

Due to the expansion, Horseshoe Cleveland recently trained and hired an additional 100 team members to operate the additional tables. To date, Horseshoe Cleveland's Table Games Service Academy has hired more than 580 team members, with 90% from Northeast Ohio.

Originally held at Thistledown Racetrack, the Table Games Service Academy now operates adjacent to Horseshoe Cleveland in the 250 Chase Building. At the Horseshoe Employment and Training Center new dealers are trained and current dealers hone their skills through continuing education and by learning new games.

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