Category: Casino


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


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


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


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


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


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


The latest Quinnipiac poll results show a somewhat surprising change of opinion among Ohio votes as it relates to the establishment of casino gaming in Ohio. From August 5-11, Quinnipiac University polled 1,342 Ohio voters and two of the questions focused on the likely ballot issue for the November election ... Read More


Last month, the United States Department of the Interior declined to accept land into trust for off-reservation gaming requested by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in New York. The Middletown Journal reported that the Tribe had filed a request to have the land taken into trust in 1998. Among other ... Read More


The Dayton Daily News reported that Rick Lertzman and Brad Pressman, two "Cleveland-area businessmen" are attempting to place a Constitutional amendment on the 2008 statewide ballot authorizing gaming. The ballot language, which has not been made public, would authorize a hotel, casino, golf course and restaurants on a 94-acre site ... Read More


Glenna Wallace, chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has set a schedule of five years until a casino is opened in one of four locations in Ohio according to a recent article in the Lima News. Once a final land claim settlement is reached, the next obstacle that ... Read More