DeWine has also found electronic poker machines to be a form of illegal gambling. Buckeye Charity Poker, which is a business and not a charity, had been conducting electronic poker games in Willoughby Hills for over a year.
In electronic poker, players sit around a table with flat-screen monitors. Players would insert a card that held their bet into the machine. DeWine ruled that these machines were slot machines which are illegal outside the state’s four casinos and seven racinos.