Can Cincinnati Create a Truly Urban Casino?

With its first casino currently under construction, Cincinnati is attempting to redefine the stereotype with a consciously urban design that turns the typical casino inside-out.

Despite an industry standard built around attracting visitors and keeping them trapped, the new Cincinnati casino seeks to avoid the "casino island" effect, says Stephen Samuels, a local urban planner who led early efforts to organize the community to plan for the casino's arrival.

Instead, the gaming destination will have multiple entrances, outward-facing restaurants, and a transparent facade in an effort to complement a diverse collection of surrounding neighborhoods and activities.

Thanks to Philip Denning

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