Leaders of several statewide veterans and fraternal organizations have declined an offer by the Ohio Lottery to install ‘next generation’ gaming machines in their establishments. Under the deal proposed by the Ohio Lottery, fraternal and veterans’ organizations and Intralot, who would supply the machines, would split 85% of the proceeds with Intralot getting 60%. Veterans and fraternal organizations say they would not be able to cover their operating costs and continue their charitable giving.
Statewide associations representing bowling alleys, taverns and truck stops said they would gladly accept these next generation gaming machines in their establishments. However, a spokesperson for the Ohio Lottery said there were no plans to use these machines anywhere but fraternal and veterans establishments.