Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut students’ costs by 5 percent and want the state to set up a drug prison where addicted inmates can get treatment.
Over the past 3 years, thousands of so-called “skill games” have popped up across Ohio at arcades, convenience stores, and even gas stations. The games reward players who can use buttons or joysticks to manipulate figures on a video screen. The Ohio Supreme Court is now deliberating in a case involving these skill games.
The Ohio Senate followed the Ohio House Wednesday, in voting to outlaw tens of thousands of electronic gaming machines that operate a lot like slot machines and to ban cash prizes in other games that are based on skill.
A few weeks ago, Ohio’s attorney general thought he’d come up with a way to figure out whether “Tic Tac Fruit” and other electronic games that pay out money are legal games of skill or illegal games of chance.