Since opening, MVG has delivered more than $270 million in gaming taxes to the Ohio Lottery and $83 million in taxes to the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association. The racino is owned jointly by Delaware North and Churchill Downs Inc.
The proposed hotel will have 194 rooms, while the parking garage will have spaces for about 1,000 cars. The hotel will allow MVG to expand its market beyond Cincinnati and Dayton by attracting business from major cities within a few hours drive such as Columbus and Indianapolis. MVG has experienced parking constraints on busy weekends and holidays for months now, and the garage will help address that, Mancini said.
Thalden Boyd Emery, an architecture firm based out of Missouri, has been retained to design and develop the expansion project. The firm designed the existing MVG facility.
In addition to its gaming machines, MVG has four restaurants, two bars, a 5/8-mile harness racetrack with indoor grandstand, and racing simulcast center.
Musical acts such as Travis Tritt, Big & Rich and Billy Ray Cyrus have recently played at the venue. Thousands of people turned out this summer for MVG’s annual craft beer festival in June and the annual Trucks on the Track food truck rally and signature Chicken Wing and Classic Rock festival in July.