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Hollywood Casino Honored with Experience Columbus EXPY Award

One of only 4 to be recognized with prestigious award for its contributions to Central Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experience Columbus, Central Ohio's convention and visitor's bureau, presented Hollywood Casino Columbus with an EXPY Award at its annual meeting on March 4th at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Hollywood Casino Columbus was one of just four honored with EXPY Awards at this year's meeting.

The annual EXPY award recognizes outstanding contributions by businesses, organizations or individuals whose creativity and innovation have created a vibrant and distinctive Columbus experience for visitors and residents, and have propelled Columbus into the national spotlight.

Hollywood Casino was recognized for having made major investments in the city by revitalizing an area on the West Side of Columbus. The casino has drawn more than 4 million guests, many from outside of the city. In addition, it has made major investments in Columbus by: providing more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and convention space; boosting employment on the West Side; motivating more than 30 businesses to relocate to the area or to re-invest in their West Side companies; and forming partnerships with numerous organizations throughout Columbus.

"We are very proud to be chosen for this honor," said Ameet Patel, Vice President and General Manager of Hollywood Casino Columbus. "Inasmuch as we strive to provide one of the best gaming experiences in the country, our investment in the workforce, and our relationships with various companies, organizations and educational entities in Columbus are paramount. One of our goals has always been to establish ourselves as a major contributing force in the community, and it is gratifying to be recognized for these efforts."

Other recipients of the 12th Annual EXPY Awards were: Ron Pizzuti and his wife, Ann, for opening the Pizzuti Collection gallery; The Columbus Crew for hosting the U.S. vs. Mexico soccer match last September; and HNS Sports of Dublin for bringing the Presidents Cup golf tournament to Dublin's Muirfield Village Golf Club in early October.

About Hollywood Casino Columbus

Owned by Penn National Gaming, Inc., the $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus is conveniently located off I-270 on Columbus' West Side, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 160,000 square foot gaming facility features slot machines, table games and a dedicated poker room. Other amenities include Final Cut Steak & Seafood, the state of the art sports bar and entertainment lounge o.h., Epic Buffet, Take 2 Grill, and more than 16,000 square feet of multi-purpose banquet and event space. For more information, go to


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