Judge Hears Arguments in Slots Case

Judge Hears Arguments in Slots Case

Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Timothy Horton heard arguments last week on the lawsuit filed by Ohio Roundtable, challenging the constitutionality of slots at Ohio’s horse racing tracks.

Assistant Attorney General Susan Choe argued that VLTs are lotteries and therefore legal. Tom Connors, attorney for Ohio Roundtable, argued VLTs are not what Ohio voters envisioned when lotteries were approved in 1973. Connors went on to say that lawmakers “had the chance to accept slot machines…and they specifically voted against it.”

Judge Horton is expected to rule before Memorial Day.

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