Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is proposing to allow the installation of slot machines in horse racing tracks throughout Ohio, including seven locations in Franklin County such as Scioto Downs and Beulah Park. The tax revenue generated would assist in resolving the shortfalls in the state budget.
Last week, a motion was filed to halt petition-gathering for the proposal to allow the construction of four casinos in Ohio, claiming that petitioners are lying and tricking voters into signing. A video has been posted online that catches two petition-gatherers in the act. In response, a county judge ordered that petition collectors have to […]
In addition to the casinos and horse track slot machines, we might also see a proposal on the ballot this year for Ohio bowling alleys to be allowed to install slots. If passed, the proposal would allow each bowling alley to add up to 10 slot machines per location in addition to their pre-existing gambling […]
Back in February, we learned that Ohio casinos might make another appearance on the ballot this November, after being shot down multiple times over the past decade. The big difference with this new proposal is that the Columbus casino location would sit very close to the heart of downtown in the undeveloped western portion of […]
From The Dispatch: Horse tracks seeking slots without a vote By James Nash Even as out-of-state developers pitch a plan for casinos in Ohio’s four largest cities, the state’s ailing horse tracks are going to the legislature with a proposal for thousands of slot machines at their facilities. The seven tracks, including Scioto Downs south […]
The following discussion is about the newest pitch for casinos in Columbus. A company from Pennsylvania along with the Cleveland Cavs owner would like to put a casino in the Arena District, more specifically on the former site of Jaeger Machine Co.
From NBC4i.com: 6 Months Later, Keno Results Mixed By Denise Yost It’s been six months for Keno in Ohio and the results are mixed. Gov. Ted Strickland hoped the new lottery game would pump millions of dollars into a sagging economy. While it appears Keno has helped overall lottery sales, some believe it hasn’t been […]