Future workers at the Hollywood Casino are training for a variety of potential new jobs. This week, those wanting positions as slot technicians began learning new skills.
A petition drive is underway by a group intent on giving Ohio voters the chance to decide whether video lottery machines will be placed at the state’s 7 race tracks.
Some Ohio legislators are pushing a scenario that would let them partially fill a hole in the state budget with money from slot machines at racetracks…even though the gambling plan is currently on hold because of a court order.
The Ohio Supreme Court says opponents of installing slots at racetracks are entitled to put the question before voters.
A second legal challenge was filed today against the plan from the governor and Ohio lawmakers to put thousands of electronic slot machines at race tracks.
The Ohio Supreme Court tried to zero in on legal questions as lawyers debated whether Ohio voters should have a chance to overturn newly authorized racetrack slots.
The issue of balancing the budget through slot machines at racetracks has divided people who normally hold similar views. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down with two conservatives who have very different opinions on expanding gambling through the state budget.
The move to expand gambling in Ohio is getting more complex and confusing as each day passes. There are actually two different ways that slot machines may become legal. The governor and legislators are backing one plan, and some gambling promoters are backing the other.
Church leaders vow legal action and an aggressive grass-roots campaign to stop racetrack slots from coming to Ohio.
Some Ohio legislators are poised to introduce a proposal to authorize slot machines at the state’s seven horse racing tracks, but Governor Ted Strickland says he objects to the idea and to the strategy its backers are using. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.