Developer completes purchase of Ohio casino site

CINCINNATI --

It's a sure thing.

The company that will build a casino at Broadway Commons completed its purchase Thursday of 20 acres of land near Eggleston Avenue and Reading Road.

Rock Ventures will break ground on the project this summer on the casino, which is expected to generate 4,900 permanent or construction jobs.

"Our permanent positions, we'll probably start training them at the end of 2011," said Matt Cullen, president of Rock Ventures. "We committed to the mayor that 90 percent of those people will be from the Cincinnati metropolitan area."

An operator must next be selected for the casino, which is expected to open by 2013.

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