Tag: Ohio Casino Control Commission


A provision in the Senate version of H.B. 386 could lead to gambling in all 88 counties that would benefit charity. Under the proposed legislation, each county could designate a ‘card room’ for charitable poker, blackjack and other card games. Slot machines would not be permitted and the location could ... Read More
May 2, 2012ogadmin


The Columbus City Attorney has filed the first public nuisance lawsuits against two northside Internet cafes, claiming they are conducting illegal gambling. Since the state is currently gridlocked over how to treat these businesses, the City Attorney believes these lawsuits could establish precedent for how Columbus will deal with Internet ... Read More
April 30, 2012ogadmin


Spectrum Gaming Group, a consultant who performed background checks on Rock Ohio, has recommended the Ohio Casino Control Commission grant an operator’s license to Rock Ohio for Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino. There were a couple of concerns. According to the Spectrum report, Caesars, a 20% owner of the Cleveland casino, faces over ... Read More
April 24, 2012ogadmin



Gambling Bill

While the OCCC was addressing casino opening dates, the Ohio House was voting on legislation dealing with a host of issues related to casinos, horse racing tracks, charitable gaming and gambling addiction. By a 69-24 vote, HB 386, all 213 pages, was passed by the House and sent to the Senate ... Read More
February 17, 2012ogadmin



Advisory Opinions

The Ohio Ethics Commission has issued two advisory opinions addressing the conduct of OCCC members and staff. The first states that members or employees of the OCCC can’t participate in “casino gaming and any other amusement or activity.” Concerts, sporting events, dining, or golf at casinos or casino-owned facilities would ... Read More
February 10, 2012ogadmin



Opening Day

The Cleveland and Toledo casinos may know as soon as February 15, the next scheduled meeting of the OCCC, when they will open. What is known is that the two casinos will open two weeks apart. It is uncertain which will open first. Penn National and Rock Gaming are both ... Read More
February 8, 2012ogadmin




As expected, the Republican-controlled Ohio Senate rejected Governor Strickland’s seven appointees to the newly formed Ohio Casino Control Commission. Democrats have argued that this will result in long delays over the opening and operation of Ohio’s four casinos.
December 29, 2010ogadmin