Local suppliers win casino business

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati says it has awarded more than $27 million in contracts to local vendors for services and supplies including uniforms, fresh fruit and fax machines.

Cincinnati and Ohio suppliers are providing more than 75 percent of all goods and services used at the new casino, Horseshoe officials said. About 15 percent of the casino vendor contracts were awarded to businesses owned by minorities, women or disabled or disadvantaged enterprises, the casino said.

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