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
For the fiscal year that just ended in June, Ohio’s seven racinos generated $987 million in revenue, a 6.1% increase over last year. Since 2015, racino revenue has grown each year, from $733 million in 2015 to $869 million in 2016 to last year’s $923 million. Hard Rock Rocksino has been the ...
July 31, 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
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
MGM Growth Properties out of Las Vegas has announced its intentions to purchase Hard Rock for $1.06 billion. MGM has indicated they will hold onto the real estate but sell the entities holding the gaming licenses and operating assets to a third-party operator.
June 26, 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
Three of the state’s four casinos showed increased revenues from a year ago. All four declined in revenue from April. Hollywood Columbus ($18.6 million), Hollywood Toledo ($17.5 million) and Jack Cincinnati ($17.04 million) were all right around a 1% increase from a year ago. But Jack Cleveland’s 10.5% decrease nullified the ...
June 19, 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