Category: Casino

12

Nov2009
Issue 3 passed, bringing casinos to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, to be up and running no later than 2012. But is the fight over? Governor Strickland has stated that he would be reluctant to tinker with the will of the people. Members of the Ohio Legislature do not necessarily ... Read More

06

Nov2009
The 2009 election results are in, and Issue 3 passed with a margin of 53% to 47%. Issue 3 triumphed where four other issues proposing expanded gaming in Ohio have failed on ballot initiatives in the past 20 years. Passage of the issue is likely due to the tough economic ... Read More

05

Oct2009
Governor Ted Strickland’s new plan for filling the $851 million gap in the current state budget left after his VLT plan hit a roadblock last week is to freeze the state income tax reduction that was expected to go into this year. Strickland, in a press conference this week, laid ... Read More

08

Sep2009
In an effort to overturn the actions of Governor Ted Strickland and the Ohio General Assembly, LetOhioVote.org stated their case to the Ohio Supreme Court this week in opposition to video lottery terminals at Ohio's racetracks. LetOhioVote.org is asking the Supreme Court to allow 90 days in order to circulate ... Read More

25

Aug2009
The Ohio Ballot Board finalized the language that will be used this November for Issue 3, the authorization of casinos in Ohio's four big cities. The final ballot language will include information about the tax disbursement breakdown, locations of the four casinos, and noting the casinos would be able to ... Read More

19

Aug2009
In addition to the gaming available at racinos, Ohioans will decide whether to allow four full-gaming casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo this November. The Supreme Court recently rejected a lawsuit seeking to prevent Issue 3, the proposed gaming initiative, from being placed on the November ballot. Issue 3 ... Read More

03

Aug2009
Two recent initiatives, the proposal appearing on the November ballot to authorize four casinos in Ohio’s largest cities and the video slot machines ordered by Governor Strickland to be installed in Ohio’s seven racetracks, could make Ohio the third largest state for gambling revenue. Some analysts project that as much ... Read More

03

Aug2009
MTR Gaming Group, owner of the Scioto Downs racetrack near Columbus, filed suit in the Supreme Court of Ohio, questioning the validity of signatures appearing on the petition to get the proposal to build four Ohio casinos on the November ballot. After many signatures were disqualified by Secretary of State ... Read More

03

Aug2009
In a unanimous decision on Friday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled against MTR Gaming Group in its suit questioning the validity of petition signatures to get a constitutional amendment authorizing the building of four casinos in Ohio on the November ballot. The Court stated that MTR failed to prove that ... Read More

22

Jul2009
Petitions to bring casinos to Ohio's four largest cities could face legal challenges by opponents of the casino effort. Opponents have threatened to file suit alleging that the petition process was tainted by a number of irregularities, such as petition circulators lying to obtain signatures, felons gathering signatures, and signatures ... Read More