Margaret from Youngstown, OH
Margaret's Trip to the Casino Dream


Margaret Voytko is an 83 year old resident in the nursing community at Shepherd of the Valley – Boardman, and has been an avid gambler for years. She has frequented most of the casinos within a day’s drive and loves playing the penny and quarter slots, reliving the memory of hitting for $7000 on a quarter machine several years ago. She had dreams of winning it big at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas but came to the realization that, due to her age and health issues, traveling across country “isn’t in the cards” for her. She was so excited when she heard that Cleveland was getting the Horseshoe Casino and couldn’t wait to travel north to experience all that her favorite casino has to offer. Unfortunately, about the time of the grand opening, she fell ill and has been a resident with us ever since. To get her slot fix, she plays games on her ipad but misses the sights and sounds of a real casino.

We asked Horseshoe Casino to help us with Margaret’s dream.

With their help we were able to give her the opportunity to experience their casino and fill her with new, more recent memories of her favorite hobby.  Margaret was able to enjoy the slots, a special lunch and a commemorative souvenir to bring home and show off to her friends at the nursing community.

  • Location
  • Youngstown, OH