Pennsylvania can now add up to 10 mini-casinos that are allowed to have 300-750 slot machines and up to 30 table games each. The state currently has 12 casinos and is the second largest commercial gambling market in the United States (Nevada is first). When and where these mini-casinos will ...
June 14, 2018ogadmin
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
Gambling revenues were up in all but one of the state’s eleven establishments in April as compared to a year ago. Jack Cleveland was the only casino to show a decline (-2%). Revenue of $17.2 million was also the lowest April total in the casino’s history. Hollywood Columbus led the way ...
June 11, 2018ogadmin
The Cincinnati casino generated its most revenue since opening in 2013. Revenue of $198 million slightly surpassed the $197.8 million in 2014. Jack Cleveland was the only casino to experience a decline in revenue compared to 2016. Hollywood Columbus generated the most revenue among the casinos. Its $220.9 million was ...
January 5, 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
Casino employees are now allowed to gamble in casinos where they don’t work. They have always been allowed to gamble in racinos. Racino employees could always gamble at casinos or other racinos. The rule against casino employees gambling has been in effect since Ohio legalized casinos. However, according to a bill ...
December 5, 2017ogadmin
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
Hollywood Toledo became the third casino to have their license renewed for another three years by the OCCC. JACK Cleveland and Hollywood Columbus were renewed earlier. JACK Cincinnati is up for renewal this year. JACK Cincinnati has been fined $50,000 for overserving a patron last March. The Ohio Investigative Unit said Cory Lippmeier was ...
February 9, 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