Category: Other Gaming

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

18

Jun2018

Legal Blotter

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A Canton Township couple has been sentenced to two years of probation on charges of operating illegal video gaming parlors. Paul and Debra Kasapis pleaded guilty to two counts of operating an illegal casino, two counts of operating a gambling house and two counts of gambling. Should they violate probation, ... Read More

12

Jun2018
Depends on who you ask. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is an outfit that tracks gambling legislation nationwide. They believe Ohio is one of 11 states that has a good chance of enacting sports gambling legislation. A report on ESPN has Ohio in the “no legislation activity yet” category, but Eilers ... Read More

12

Dec2017

Addicted

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The financial website WalletHub ranked Ohio as the tenth most addicted gambling state in 2017. Nevada was #1. WalletHub used 15 metrics to conduct their analysis. Among their other conclusions – Ohio was tied for fourth on the list of highest percentage of adults with a gambling disorder, ninth for ... Read More

07

Feb2017

Crackdown Continues

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Law enforcement continues its crackdown on illegal gambling. Last summer the Ohio Investigative Unit raided Shelluke’s Bar and Grill in Fremont. Two gambling machines were seized. There were two such raids in Sandusky County in 2016. The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) conducted an investigation covering Fairfield, Franklin and Perry counties. Five locations were raided. Illegal ... Read More

03

Feb2017

Legal Beat

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Barring an appeal, the final challenge to the constitutionality of Ohio’s casinos has ended. Last Fall, a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas judge ruled against Frederick Kinsey, the last of seventeen members of Ohio Roundtable who had filed a lawsuit in 2011 challenging the constitutionality of casino gambling in Ohio. The ... Read More

28

Jun2016

Clark County Roundup

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The Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) wrapped up their investigation in the Springfield area. Twelve bar owners have pleaded guilty to charges of illegal gambling. As part of the plea agreement, each owner will pay a $100 fine plus court costs. Last year 55 electronic gambling machines were seized from 15 county bars. The ... Read More

03

Jun2016
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released draft rules addressing skill-based amusement machines. Under the draft rules, machine operators, vendors, key employees, and machine locations would all require licenses to continue operating. The application and license fees add up to $20,000 for some licensees.  Under the rules as drafted, any ... Read More