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Judge Throws Out Suit Against Casinos And “Racinos”

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New video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs. The "racino" is scheduled to open Friday afternoon.
8:01AM
May
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

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An artist' rendering of the Hollywood Casino Toledo that opens to the public on Tuesday.
8:47AM
May
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.
7:31AM
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.

Scioto Downs Gets State’s First Video Lottery Terminal License

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7:00AM
May
22, 2012

The horse racing track on Columbus’ south side is getting the state’s first license for the slot-like gambling machines.

Senate Passes Gambling Changes

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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.
8:53AM
May
9, 2012

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

Developers To Make Bid For Fifth Ohio Casino

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10:47AM
March
22, 2012

Tow men who’ve made three unsuccessful bids at legalizing gambling say they’re starting a ballot effort for a casino in the Youngstown area.

Slot Machine Vote Turns Into Gambling Debate

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Rules approved by a House committee include setting aside one percent of revenues from video slot terminals to fund anti-addiction programs.
8:00AM
February
16, 2012

A relatively-routine meeting turned into a debate over the ethics of gambling.

Ohio Crafting Gambling Rules As Other States Loosen Regulation

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Gambling changes in other states includes increased bet ceilings and eliminating self-imposed casino bans gamblers can place on themselves.
6:56AM
December 12, 2011

As Ohio writes rules to govern its new casinos, some other states are changing their gambling rules to help increase revenue.

Judge Lets Ex-Ohio St., NFL QB Art Schlichter Attend Counseling

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3:49PM
October 20, 2011

A federal judge is allowing former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter to attend weekly counseling while on house arrest awaiting sentencing for fraud.

Ex-Ohio St., NFL QB Freed, Put on House Arrest

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10:49AM
October 3, 2011

The lawyer for former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter says he expects his client to be placed on house arrest Monday while he awaits sentencing on fraud charges.