Federal law enforcement and the Ohio Casino Control Commission executed an undisclosed number of search warrants in Stark County. Their focus was on skill game parlors, as July 22nd was the deadline for registering all key employees, operators, vendors and locations of type B and C skill games with the OCCC. Type-B games ...
August 2, 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
Arcade games such as skee-ball, that issue tickets or tokens and games that snag prizes such as the claw machine, are now regulated by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. There are 3 categories of such skill games. Category A games award no prizes other than free replays. Pinball, Pac-Man, and ...
June 29, 2018ogadmin
Jack Cincinnati has been fined $40,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for filing errors. The casino failed to submit gaming equipment inventory reports to the OCCC for more than seven months.
June 20, 2018ogadmin
Hollywood Columbus was sanctioned for a second time by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The casino was fined $10,000 and required to provide additional employee training. A number of casino operated slot machines had unapproved software. The casino also failed to properly maintain a list of those slot machines in ...
December 1, 2017ogadmin
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released draft rules addressing skill-based amusement machines. Under the draft rules, machine operators, vendors, key employees, and machine locations would all require licenses to continue operating. The application and license fees add up to $20,000 for some licensees. Under the rules as drafted, any ...
June 3, 2016ogadmin
The Ohio Legislature’s Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering, which was created to study the gaming environment in Ohio, released a report addressing several issues. The issue drawing the most attention was Ohio’s practice of not taxing promotional spending at the casinos and racinos, which has amounted to $650 million since ...
January 18, 2016ogadmin
Richmond Heights, a city near Euclid, in Cuyahoga County, has changed its zoning code so that Skillz Zone, a skilled-game parlor, which operates much like an Internet café, can open its doors for business. City Council felt that Skillz Zone was small enough and out of the way enough not to ...
May 21, 2015ogadmin
The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has approved a decrease in license renewal fees for casino employees. Currently an employee pays $546 in renewal fees: $250 for the application, $250 for the license and $46 for a background check. The OCCC dropped the fee to $196: $100 for the application, $50 for ...
March 2, 2015ogadmin
Horseshoe Cincinnati was fined a total of $40,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. $25,000 was for failure to obtain required certifications from third party vendors for contracts greater than $100,000. The remaining $15,000 was a result of the casino allowing employees to receive tips that aren’t permitted to accept ...
December 23, 2014ogadmin