Category: Casino


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


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