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Casino To Work Out Kinks Ahead Of Monday Opening

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3, 2012

The casino set to open Monday on Columbus’ west side is testing its operations with an invitation-only “demonstration day” on Wednesday.

Counties Get First Round Of Casino Tax Revenue

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State tax officials expect Ohio's four casinos to eventually pay $500 a year toward the special casino tax.
August 1, 2012

Nearly $20 million in casino tax revenue is being divvied up among Ohio’s 88 counties. The state’s eight largest cities will also get a chunk of that money.

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.

Scioto Downs Gets State’s First Video Lottery Terminal License

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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

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.

Developers To Make Bid For Fifth Ohio Casino

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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

Rules approved by a House committee include setting aside one percent of revenues from video slot terminals to fund anti-addiction programs.
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.
December 12, 2011

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