Changes coming for Horseshoe Casino, ThistleDown

Changes coming for Horseshoe Casino, ThistleDown

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Detroit-based Rock Gaming will begin operating the big gambling facilities here in Ohio.

All operational responsibilities for Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and ThistleDown Racino will be in the hands of Rock Gaming.

The transition from Caesars Entertainment is expected to be completed by mid-2016.

In February, Rock Gaming announced the agreement with Caesars which resulted in the owning of the casinos.

"This is an exciting time for us and we are eager to take the reins of day-to-day operations. We view this as an opportunity to leverage our unique culture and vast network of companies to grow the business and further connect the casinos to the downtown areas where they reside," said Matt Cullen, CEO of Rock Gaming. "We appreciate Caesars' commitment in helping develop three world-class gaming facilities, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them in Baltimore and with Caesars Interactive Entertainment."

As part of the transition, the properties will be rebranded and a new loyalty program will be offered. Additional details will be announced in the coming months.

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