Category: Other Gaming

08

Apr2019
In July 2018, Federal law enforcement and the Ohio Casino Control Commission executed a number of search warrants in Stark County. Sixteen individuals and eight businesses were accused of illegal gambling. Now it appears the Feds are looking to cash in on those raids. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District ... Read More

12

Feb2019
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released a first draft of proposed rules for fantasy sports contests. Former Governor John Kasich signed into law HB132, a bill that clarifies the legality of such contests and grants the OCCC authority over the industry. The bill also ordered the OCCC to adopt ... Read More

17

Dec2018

Another Raid

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Law enforcement seized illegal slot machines, cash and documents from multiple businesses, all owned by the same individual, in Brown and Clermont counties in southwestern Ohio. In all, twenty five illegal slot machines were disabled.

16

Oct2018
As part of an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling in Ohio, the Ohio Casino Control Commission and local law enforcement executed dozens of search and seizure warrants in Summit, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Stark and Ottawa counties. Ten secret indictments were unsealed. All of the individuals were indicted on charges of engaging in ... Read More

13

Sep2018
Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof doesn’t believe that sports betting will become legal in Ohio in 2018. He has indicated that SB 316 and HB 714, placeholder bills for legalized sports gambling, will not go to committee until after the November elections. Obhof is also not so sure the legislature ... Read More

10

Sep2018
The Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Department of Taxation Investigations Division worked with 25 agencies across northern Ohio to “determine the nature and extent of criminal activity.” Search and seizure warrants were executed in Cuyahoga, Erie, Lorain, Ottawa, Summit and Stark counties. It’s unclear if any arrests were ... Read More

08

Aug2018
Senate Bill 316 has been introduced by Senators John Eklund and Sean O’Brien. The bill offers no detail on the whats or wheres, it simply states that this is a bill “to express the intent of the General Assembly to develop and enact legislation legalizing sports wagering.” Feedback from interested parties will ... Read More

09

Jul2018
The United States Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed in 1992, that prohibited states from legalizing sports betting. Prior to this ruling only 4 states had some form of sports gambling, although Nevada was the only state where full-on sports gambling was legal. ... Read More

05

Jul2018
The Ohio legislature has legalized fantasy sports contests. The Ohio Casino Control Commission will license, regulate, investigate and penalize the fantasy contests. Office pools, fantasy leagues played through websites such as Yahoo and ESPN, and other sports pools such as the NCAA basketball tourney, where all monies collected are paid ... Read More

03

Jul2018
This card game first gained notoriety in 2015. It’s currently not governed by any of the agencies responsible for gaming in Ohio. Why? Because it’s more like a “pool game” (think the office pool or NCAA basketball tourney pool) where 100% of the proceeds are paid out. The game is played ... Read More