Updated Tue, May 29, 2012 12:40 pm
Ohio's second casino is making its debut.
The Hollywood Casino in Toledo opened early Tuesday to political and community leaders and was opening to the public later in the day. It included an appearance by Toledo native Jamie Farr, who played Cpl. Max Klinger on TV's "M-A-S-H."
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell says the casino is creating jobs for hundreds of people who have been unemployed. The casino hired about 1,300 workers, mostly from the Toledo area.
Its opening comes just two weeks after the state's first casino opened to big crowds in downtown Cleveland.
Developers say there's room for both even though the two casinos are just two hours apart.
The Toledo casino will compete for customers with three casinos that are an hour to the north in Detroit.