Category: Other Gaming

04

Dec2006
A Franklin County judge issued an injunction prohibiting Ohio Skill Games from importing any additional "tic-tac-fruit" machines into the state. An article in the Dayton Daily News suggests that the injunction will likely remain in place until the resolution of a lawsuit involving the state and several businesses that had ... Read More

04

Dec2006
The parties to the Eastern Shawnee land claim suit have asked the Federal District Court for more time in which to discuss a possible settlement, according to the Lima News. The extension asks for the Court's permission to extend a deadline by which the litigants were to provide a preliminary ... Read More

10

Oct2006
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has announced its position against the Ohio Learn and Earn proposal, according to an article in the Columbus Dispatch. Supporters of the proposal claim that it would provide free college to qualified Ohio students, which would be paid for from slot machine proceeds. ... Read More

10

Oct2006
Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro was dismissed by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma from its land claims lawsuit. Petro recently filed a motion seeking to be brought back in to "represent the rights of Ohioans." Petro was concerned that if he was not a party to the action, any ... Read More

10

Oct2006
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the United States Senate has passed a version of a bill that will put an end to internet gambling. If both the United States Senate and House of Representatives agree on final language, and the act is signed by the president, the new law ... Read More

10

Oct2006
Bar owner Mike Kennedy is fighting a citation issued by the Ohio Department of Public Safety for allowing gambling in a liquor establishment. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Kennedy's bar offered a "free" poker league, whereby patrons competed for prizes, but paid no entry fee to play. The article ... Read More

10

Oct2006
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Ohio Learn and Earn committee has admitted to exaggerating the claim that slots will generate "nearly one billion dollars" for education. According to a study by the pro-slot committee, the slots will generate $853 million. Charlie Ruma, the spokesman for the Learn and ... Read More

27

Sep2006

Councilwoman Drops Lawsuit

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Cincinnati Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz dropped a lawsuit against the Ohio Learn & Earn Committee in which she alleged that the group, in circulating ballot petitions, failed to disclose that the measure would legalize gambling in the state. Ghiz had criticized the Committee for removing Cincinnati as a potential casino site ... Read More

27

Sep2006
According to an article in the Cincinnati Post, BetOnSports PLC recently closed its United States operations following the arrest of its chief executive, David Carruthers. Carruthers was indicted on twenty-two counts, including fraud and racketeering. The indictment resulted in a warrant, which was executed as Carruthers exited a plane at ... Read More

27

Sep2006
The Ohio Learn & Earn Committee has placed a Constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would legalize slot machines in the state. Roughly three thousand slots would be allowed at each of Ohio's seven horse racing tracks, and at two non-racing sites in downtown Cleveland. According to proponents, the measure ... Read More