Category: Casino


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


A federal judge has refused to approve a settlement agreement between the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and several defendants, including the City of Lima. The Lima News reported that Judge James Carr rejected the settlement and instead proposed dismissing the case and allowing the parties to object to the ... Read More


Despite crushing defeat at the polls earlier this month, gaming proponents are refusing to give up on their push to bring legalized casinos to Ohio. An article in the Columbus Dispatch indicates that supporters spent over $20 million on the campaign. Columbus-based Beulah Park owner Charles Ruma stated: "I think ... Read More


Frank Jackson, the newly-elected mayor of Cleveland, has announced that he will support casinos in Ohio only if they guarantee jobs for Ohioans and support economic development for the city. Additionally, Jackson has indicated that if Cleveland gets a casino, the money should be used to fund economic development, not ... Read More


An article in the U.S. State News reported a press release from Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro announcing that the state has moved to dismiss the land claims of the Ottawa Tribe. The Tribe claims that it is entitled to all of North Bass Island in Lake Erie, as well ... Read More


The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the state's largest business group, wants to see a casino gaming proposal on the next ballot. An article in the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the group estimates up to $400 million annually could help fund the state's public services, such as health care and education. ... Read More