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Casinos Threaten Delays Due To New Tax Provision.

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A move by Ohio legislators to clarify how the state's four new gambling casinos will be taxed is prompting the threat of a lawsuit and a warning about new jobs being delayed or lost.
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April
29, 2011

A move by Ohio legislators to clarify how the state’s four new gambling casinos will be taxed is prompting the threat of a lawsuit and a warning about new jobs being delayed or lost.

West Side Casino Under Construction Despite Water/Sewer Issues

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April
26, 2011

Developers of a West Side casino broke ground Monday despite an on-going battle with the city of Columbus over water and sewer rights. WOSU reports developer Penn National Gaming plans to move forward with construction.

Sewer Service Transfer To City of Columbus Makes Path for Casino Annexation

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December
14, 2010

Franklin County Commissioners passed a resolution that will get clean water to neighborhoods in so-called “pockets of pollution.” But WOSU reports the agreement comes on the heels of a fall out between the City of Columbus and the West Side casino developers giving the city an advantage in the annexation debate.

Columbus Officials Reluctant To Allocate Future Casino Proceeds

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October
8, 2010

The four Ohio casinos that voters approved won’t begin producing revenue for quite a while. But at least one city is already divvying up the future proceeds. That’s Cincinnati. But in Columbus, city leaders are a bit more circumspect on how they’ll use the money.

Ohio Legislature Faces June 3rd Deadline To Reconcile Casino Rules.

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May
27, 2010

The House and Senate have both passed bills creating rules to oversee Ohio’s four casinos. But with time ticking toward a deadline next week, the work is far from over.

Out-of-Town Businesses Try To Get a Piece of Casino Pie

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January
5, 2010

Casinos won’t be up and running for two years in Ohio but that’s not stopping some out of town dealer training schools looking for business of their own.

Casino Developers Visit with Governor, Legislative Leaders

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November
10, 2009

The developers behind the casino ballot issue approved by voters met Tuesday with the governor and legislative leaders.

Minnesota Casino Company Invests In Ohio Casinos.

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November
6, 2009

During the heated campaign over the ohio casino ballot issue, there were suspicions that a Minnesota casino company was helping finance the Vote YES side. Backers of the plan said that wasn’t true, but NOW, it turns out, it IS true.

Ohio Voters Take A Gamble

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November
4, 2009

Ohio voters, hard hit by the economic downturn have opened the state to casino gambling after an expensive campaign promising thousands of jobs. Issue 3 passed 53 percent to 47 percent.

Critics’ Plan To Limit Just-passed Casinos

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November
4, 2009

Just hours after Ohio voters approved a ballot issue authorizing gambling casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo, some critics are already proposing changes. And under one scenario, voters would be asked to approve them.