Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
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.