Commission approves license for Columbus casinoSeptember 12, 2012 at 1:04 pm COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Casino Commission has cleared the way for a new casino to open next month in Columbus.The commission met Wednesday and approved the operator’s license for the $400 million Hollywood Casino Columbus. It’s scheduled to open Oct. 8 and is expected to draw 3 million visitors a year. Also Wednesday, the casino commission approved five local charities that will benefit from invitation-only events that will take place at the casino before its official opening.Voter-approved casinos have already opened in Cleveland and Toledo. The fourth is scheduled to open in Cincinnati next spring. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.