dingode wrote:Hollywood casino is here in Toledo. Did Cincinnati go with the same theme?
Hollywood has several casinos across the US. The one the original poster referred to is in Lawrenceburg Indiana maybe 30 minutes away from Cincy.
For Jlew44: The casino is seperate from the hotel. They do indeed have a handgun check-in out in the entrance area, it's also a security office. Find an employee and they will direct you to the place and help you secure your firearm if you don't wuish to leave it in vehicle or hotel room. Casinos are one of the few places off-limits to carry in indiana by state law. Having said that the Indiana State Police are always present, also by law, so the casino itself is pretty safe. I'm also told that casino security (not armed) will gladly escort any customer to their vehicle or hotel room if they so desire. (Not the worst idea if you've happened to hit the jackpot, so to speak.)
If you decide to check in your handgun as described above, do not attempt to retrieve it afterwards if you've been consuming alcohol. There is no "zero tolerance" by Ind. law in that regard, but my understanding is that the casino and police maintain the right to refuse to return a patron's gun if they are deemed to be under the influence, as you might well imagine.
In general Indiana is a very firearms friendly state.