Commission considers license for Columbus casinoSeptember 12, 2012 at 6:42 am COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Casino Commission is expected to approve the operator’s license for the new casino opening next month in Columbus.The commission, which meets in Columbus Wednesday morning, also is expected to get an update on construction and opening plans for the Hollywood Casino Columbus. The $400 million gaming palace is scheduled to open Oct. 8, drawing 3 million visitors a year. Voter-approved casinos have already opened in Cleveland and Toledo. Another is scheduled to open in Cincinnati next spring. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.