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Ohio Casino Revenues Plummet

Revenues at Ohio four voter-approved gambling casinos dropped by 25-percent from this time last year.
7, 2014

Revenues at Ohio’s four voter-approved gambling casinos is down 25 percent from last year’s.

Hundreds Asking To Be Banned From Ohio Casinos

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A state survey last year said 250,000 adult Ohioans are either problem gamblers or at risk of gambling problems.
August 12, 2013

About 450 people have asked to be banned from the four casinos in Ohio, where the state plans to spend more than $6 million by the end of this fiscal year to prevent and treat gambling addictions.

Kasich Budget: Gambling Revenues $1 Billion Less Than Promised

During the 2009 campaign to allow the casinos in Ohio's major cities, the Ohio Department of Taxation estimated the casinos would generate $1.9 billion, or about twice the money now projected.
7, 2013

The Ohio Casino Control Commission says statewide casino revenues dropped last month by more than $3-million compared to December figures. State officials say the casinos are generating far less revenue than gambling supporters promised voters during the 2009 campaign that led to Ohio’s four casinos.

Legislature Expected To Move On Internet Cafe Reform

State lawmakers want to put more regulation on internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive. Cafe operators say they pay sales tax and the industry employs thousands of workers.
5, 2012

There appears to be movement in the Ohio legislature on a bill to effectively shut down hundreds of storefronts that advertise themselves as internet cafes or sweepstakes cafes.

Judge Throws Out Suit Against Casinos And “Racinos”

New video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs. The "racino" is scheduled to open Friday afternoon.
31, 2012

The decision by Franklin County Judge Timothy Horton clears the way for a new video slot machine facility to open at Scioto Downs on Friday.

Ohio Gets Second Casino

An artist' rendering of the Hollywood Casino Toledo that opens to the public on Tuesday.
29, 2012

The Hollywood Casino in Toledo opens Tuesday, just two weeks after the state’s first casino opened to big crowds in downtown Cleveland.

Legislature Skips Columbus In “Racino” Money

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The gambling overhaul cleared the Ohio Legislature Thursday and is expected to soon be signed into law by Governor John Kasich.
May 25, 2012

The bill that cleared the Ohio House and Senate late Thursday sends at least $2 million to every “racino” city except Columbus.

Still No Deal On Ohio Gambling Regulations

An artist's rendering of the Hollywood Casino now under construction on Columbus' West side.
22, 2012

Compromise continues to elude state lawmakers on a wide-ranging regulatory bill affecting Ohio casinos, racetrack slots and other forms of gambling.

Ohio’s Second Casino Almost Ready For Opening

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The Hollywood Casino in Toledo will open in just over a week, but developers will be giving the media a preview of the $320 million casino on Monday.
21, 2012

The Hollywood Casino in Toledo will open in just over a week, but developers will be giving the media a preview of the $320 million casino on Monday.

Senate Passes Gambling Changes

Changes to a House-approved bill include a one-year moratorium on new sweepstakes devices, longer operating hours for bingo parlors, and a provision allowing previously illegal games of chance at festivals.
9, 2012

A wide-ranging bill to bring order to Ohio’s gambling laws has cleared the state Senate.