Advisory Opinions

Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Ethics Commission has issued two advisory opinions addressing the conduct of OCCC members and staff. The first states that members or employees of the OCCC can’t participate in “casino gaming and any other amusement or activity.” Concerts, sporting events, dining, or golf at casinos or casino-owned facilities would be off limits. However, members and employees would be permitted to partake in casino events as part of their job, such as conducting an investigation.

The other advisory opinion states that OCCC members can’t have a “direct or indirect interest in a contractual or service relationship with a casino facility or operator, a casino management company, holding company or a gaming-related vendor.” For example, an OCCC member’s law firm can’t provide services to a casino or related industry.

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