Depends on who you ask. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is an outfit that tracks gambling legislation nationwide. They believe Ohio is one of 11 states that has a good chance of enacting sports gambling legislation. A report on ESPN has Ohio in the “no legislation activity yet” category, but Eilers ...
June 12, 2018ogadmin
The financial website WalletHub ranked Ohio as the tenth most addicted gambling state in 2017. Nevada was #1. WalletHub used 15 metrics to conduct their analysis. Among their other conclusions – Ohio was tied for fourth on the list of highest percentage of adults with a gambling disorder, ninth for ...
December 12, 2017ogadmin
Law enforcement continues its crackdown on illegal gambling. Last summer the Ohio Investigative Unit raided Shelluke’s Bar and Grill in Fremont. Two gambling machines were seized. There were two such raids in Sandusky County in 2016. The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) conducted an investigation covering Fairfield, Franklin and Perry counties. Five locations were raided. Illegal ...
February 7, 2017ogadmin
Barring an appeal, the final challenge to the constitutionality of Ohio’s casinos has ended. Last Fall, a Franklin County Court of Common Pleas judge ruled against Frederick Kinsey, the last of seventeen members of Ohio Roundtable who had filed a lawsuit in 2011 challenging the constitutionality of casino gambling in Ohio. The ...
February 3, 2017ogadmin
The Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) wrapped up their investigation in the Springfield area. Twelve bar owners have pleaded guilty to charges of illegal gambling. As part of the plea agreement, each owner will pay a $100 fine plus court costs. Last year 55 electronic gambling machines were seized from 15 county bars. The ...
June 28, 2016ogadmin
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
Stephen Cline, owner of Spinners, a Pickaway County establishment, has been sentenced to five years on probation and fined $10,000. He also has 30 days to rid himself of any gambling equipment he may still own. Cline had pleaded guilty in February to charges of money laundering and operating an illegal casino. ...
June 1, 2016ogadmin
The “skill game parlor” industry continues to wane. In 2014, Lance’s Skill Game Challenge in New Philadelphia was raided. Cash in the amount of $2,000 and 37 slot-machine gambling devices were seized in the raid. Owner Robert Lance of Fairfield Township, in Tuscarawas County, was indicted on four counts of gambling ...
April 21, 2016ogadmin
The uproar over daily fantasy sports games has made its way into statehouses across the country. Thirty states have pending bills. This week, Virginia became the first state to sign into law regulations that govern daily fantasy sports. Among the provisions of the Fantasy Contest Act: all players must be 18 or older, ...
March 16, 2016ogadmin
Caesars Entertainment had filed for a trademark, “The Shoe,” to be used for entertainment services such as live concerts at the Horseshoe Cincinnati casino in 2013. The Ohio State University’s response was that “The Shoe” had referred to their football stadium since at least 1988. OSU went on to argue that Caesars ...
March 10, 2016ogadmin