Category: Casino

21

Apr2009
The Ohio ballot board, which reviews language submitted for constitutional ballot initiatives, has approved the language submitted by gaming proponents who want to open casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. The approval allows proponents to move forward with gathering signatures in order to place the initiative on November's ballot. ... Read More

03

Apr2009
In order to place a proposed constitutional amendment on November's ballot, gaming proponents must have their petition language approved by Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.  Last week Cordray rejected the proposed wording of the ballot initiative that would allow casinos in Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus and Cincinnati.  The Attorney General objected ... Read More

19

Mar2009
More details have emerged about the new gaming proposal backed by Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The proposal would authorize casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo. Projections indicate that the casinos would raise $1.8 billion in revenue per year. The gaming proponents said that the casinos ... Read More

11

Mar2009
As Ohio continues to struggle with the economic downturn, another gaming proposal is vying for voter approval. A new coalition of gaming proponents, including Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, has proposed a ballot initiative that would allow four casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo. The 2008 gaming initiative failed in ... Read More

10

Feb2009
Given the poor economy, high unemployment, and expected budget shortfalls, it's no surprise that gaming opportunities are looking more attractive for the state. Although ballot initiatives have failed in the past, voters and legislators may give more consideration to a proposal that allows casinos in multiple cities and generates substantial ... Read More

29

Jan2009
Gaming proponents continue undeterred after the defeat of Issue 6 on the November 2008 ballot.  Penn National Gaming, which funded the opposition to Issue 6 that resulted in the initiative’s 62%-38% loss, is proposing a more inclusive initiative to appear on the November 2009 ballot.  The proposal would allow up ... Read More

05

Jan2009
Issue 6 proponents lost the election on a proposed constitutional amendment which would have authorized a casino in Wilmington, Ohio, by a wide margin, but their expenses nearly matched the opponents. All told, Issue 6 was the priciest ballot initiative in Ohio's history, with funding in excess of $62 million. ... Read More

22

Oct2008
Issue 6 continues to dominate the field on controversy on the ballot this November. Voters are split and often ambivalent on the casino question. Many are not in favor of gambling but are tired of watching Ohio dollars flow to casinos in bordering states. Others are not opposed to gambling ... Read More

09

Oct2008
On September 25, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Bruner certified that MyOhioNow.com had gathered enough signatures to place Issue 6 on the ballot. Penn National Gaming had attempted to invalidate the signatures because MyOhioNow.com, the Issue 6 proponent, had failed to file forms with the state until April. Since the ... Read More

08

Oct2008
The proposed amendment would authorize: One privately owned casino with a minimum initial investment of $600 million Casino would be located near Wilmington at the junction of I-71 and S.R. 73 Tax rates and distribution: Tax rate of up to 30% of gross receipts for the casino If another casino is permitted in Ohio, then ... Read More