The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released a first draft of proposed rules for fantasy sports contests. Former Governor John Kasich signed into law HB132, a bill that clarifies the legality of such contests and grants the OCCC authority over the industry. The bill also ordered the OCCC to adopt ...
February 12, 2019ogadmin
Law enforcement seized illegal slot machines, cash and documents from multiple businesses, all owned by the same individual, in Brown and Clermont counties in southwestern Ohio. In all, twenty five illegal slot machines were disabled.
December 17, 2018ogadmin
As part of an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling in Ohio, the Ohio Casino Control Commission and local law enforcement executed dozens of search and seizure warrants in Summit, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Stark and Ottawa counties. Ten secret indictments were unsealed. All of the individuals were indicted on charges of engaging in ...
October 16, 2018ogadmin
Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof doesn’t believe that sports betting will become legal in Ohio in 2018. He has indicated that SB 316 and HB 714, placeholder bills for legalized sports gambling, will not go to committee until after the November elections. Obhof is also not so sure the legislature ...
September 13, 2018ogadmin
The Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Department of Taxation Investigations Division worked with 25 agencies across northern Ohio to “determine the nature and extent of criminal activity.” Search and seizure warrants were executed in Cuyahoga, Erie, Lorain, Ottawa, Summit and Stark counties. It’s unclear if any arrests were ...
September 10, 2018ogadmin
Senate Bill 316 has been introduced by Senators John Eklund and Sean O’Brien. The bill offers no detail on the whats or wheres, it simply states that this is a bill “to express the intent of the General Assembly to develop and enact legislation legalizing sports wagering.” Feedback from interested parties will ...
August 8, 2018ogadmin
The United States Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, passed in 1992, that prohibited states from legalizing sports betting. Prior to this ruling only 4 states had some form of sports gambling, although Nevada was the only state where full-on sports gambling was legal. ...
July 9, 2018ogadmin
The Ohio legislature has legalized fantasy sports contests. The Ohio Casino Control Commission will license, regulate, investigate and penalize the fantasy contests. Office pools, fantasy leagues played through websites such as Yahoo and ESPN, and other sports pools such as the NCAA basketball tourney, where all monies collected are paid ...
July 5, 2018ogadmin
This card game first gained notoriety in 2015. It’s currently not governed by any of the agencies responsible for gaming in Ohio. Why? Because it’s more like a “pool game” (think the office pool or NCAA basketball tourney pool) where 100% of the proceeds are paid out. The game is played ...
July 3, 2018ogadmin
A Canton Township couple has been sentenced to two years of probation on charges of operating illegal video gaming parlors. Paul and Debra Kasapis pleaded guilty to two counts of operating an illegal casino, two counts of operating a gambling house and two counts of gambling. Should they violate probation, ...
June 18, 2018ogadmin