Miami Valley Gaming opens up new areas

Miami Valley Gaming got a facelift (WKRC)

LEBANON, Ohio (WKRC) - Miami Valley Gaming got a facelift.

The racino spent $5 million adding two new areas, including a new patio area.

"The vision for this was we opened up an expanded gaming patio on the south side of our building a little over a year and a half ago and it's just been overwhelmingly popular with our guests," said Director of Gaming, Roger Bryant. "So we've been planning this for about a year now."

It's part of a major expansion project. They've also added a new high limit area.

"We've basically doubled the size of our high limit area," said Director of Marketing, Jerry Abner. "These are things our customers asked for. It's going to add over an additional couple hundred gaming machines to our floor. When we were at peak capacity nights, weekends and holidays, it was hard to keep up with the demand, so this is going to help us keep up with that."

The goal is to stay competitive with a growing number of casinos and racinos in the Tri-State area.

Miami Valley Gaming is located off I-75 in Lebanon right in the middle of both Dayton and Cincinnati.

MVG broke ground on the expansion project last June. This brings their total number of video lottery terminals to over 1,800.

"It's just an expanded view," said Gaming Tech Supervisor, Deron Wolfe. "It's more video. We have the classic reel games that everybody loves and then the latest and greatest video games."

The Center Bar located inside MVG also underwent a makeover.

The racino has a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning and then will open the new areas up to the public for the weekend.

Miami Valley Gaming opened about four years ago.

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