Casino employees are now allowed to gamble in casinos where they don’t work. They have always been allowed to gamble in racinos. Racino employees could always gamble at casinos or other racinos.
The rule against casino employees gambling has been in effect since Ohio legalized casinos. However, according to a bill analysis by the Legislative Service Commission, no one has ever been prosecuted for this offense, which was a fourth degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.