Columbus saw very little snow Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but it was a much different scene in Chillicothe and areas further south.
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.
A provision in the Ohio Senate’s budget proposal would let the state collect and save camera images of each casino customer who redeems earnings for cash.
The leader of the Ohio Senate says the Republican-controlled chamber is ready to move forward with a bill essentially outlawing Internet cafes.
The Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill that aims to shut down the stores as illegal gambling operations.
Thousands of die-hard gamblers and curious locals poured into a new casino in downtown Cincinnati after a grand opening featuring a fireworks display set to Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys.
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.
Dayton city officials have approved development plans for a $125 million racino on the former site of an automotive plant.
State senators have decided to block a House-passed proposal that would have regulated so-called internet cafes or sweepstakes stores so tightly, many might go out of business. But the measure could resurface.
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.
After court battles and a state referendum, the much-anticipated Hollywood Casino opens today on Columbus’ West Side. The people who live and work in the area are betting on the house – to bring a new vibe to the neighborhood that has, for years, been on the decline.