Caesars Entertainment had filed for a trademark, “The Shoe,” to be used for entertainment services such as live concerts at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino in 2013. The Ohio State University’s response was that “The Shoe” had referred to their football stadium since at least 1988. OSU went on to argue that Caesars ...
Attorney Generals for Texas and Mississippi are the latest to rule that daily fantasy sports are a form of illegal gambling under their respective state laws. The Texas Attorney General, however, stated that the traditional season long fantasy games are legal as long as the “commissioner” doesn’t take a cut.
January saw Ohio’s four casinos experience a 1.1% increase in revenues over a year ago. Racino revenues were up 9.4%. Hollywood Toledo, which has been the most consistent performer among the casinos over the past several months, experienced the greatest increase. Its revenues of $15.3 million were a 6.8% increase over last year. The ...
In October of 2013, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine ordered the shutdown of electronic raffle machines at VFW posts and fraternal organizations, claiming the games were illegal gambling. Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit contending that the machines are a permissible form of charitable gaming. In December of 2013, a judge issued a temporary ...
After an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, a grand jury in Hocking County has indicted Marshal Lucas (aka Dancing Elk) and Jennifer Vance on charges of illegal gambling. In March of 2014, a search warrant was executed on the Red Door Internet Café/Casino. Charges against Lucas include: Seven charges of intentionally ...
The Ohio Legislature’s Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering, which was created to study the gaming environment in Ohio, released a report addressing several issues. The issue drawing the most attention was Ohio’s practice of not taxing promotional spending at the casinos and racinos, which has amounted to $650 million since ...
An unusually mild December helped increase revenues at 9 of Ohio’s 11 gaming facilities. Hollywood Toledo led the charge among the casinos - its December revenues of $16.8 million represented an 11.3% increase over last year. Hollywood Columbus revenues of $18.2 million were up 5.2%. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw its revenues ($17.7 million) increase 4%. Horseshoe ...
The ruckus over these daily fantasy sports contests started two months ago when an employee inadvertently released data before the week’s NFL games and then went on to win $350,000 on a rival website. With allegations of insider trading, the FBI opened an investigation. Lawsuits were filed across the country and ...
Ten of Ohio’s eleven gambling venues saw revenue increases in November over a year ago. All four casinos were up. Horseshoe Cincinnati had the biggest increase, up 4.5% to $16.5 million. Hollywood Columbus had the highest revenues of the month with $17.3 million, a 3% increase over last year. Hollywood Toledo was up ...