Stephen Cline, owner of Spinners, a Pickaway County establishment, has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and operation of an illegal casino. Last year Spinners as well as Cline’s home were raided after complaints that Spinners was paying out cash prizes, which is illegal under Ohio law. Gambling machines, cash and ...
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, ...
Rock Gaming, which took over the Horseshoe venues from Caesars Entertainment last year, is now known as JACK Entertainment. As a result, each of its gaming venues will get new names. Thistledown became JACK Thistledown on March 9. Horseshoe Cleveland will become JACK Cleveland in May and Horseshoe Cincinnati will become JACK Cincinnati ...
With the exception of Horseshoe Cleveland, all of Ohio’s casinos experienced double digit revenue gains over a year ago. Hollywood Columbus generated the highest revenue of the month, $18.8 million which was a 13.7% increase over a year ago. Horseshoe Cincinnati saw the greatest increase in revenues over a year ...
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 ...
Attorney Generals for Texas and Mississippi are the latest to rule that daily fantasy sports are a form of illegal gambling under their respective state laws. The Texas Attorney General, however, stated that the traditional season long fantasy games are legal as long as the “commissioner” doesn’t take a cut.
January saw Ohio’s four casinos experience a 1.1% increase in revenues over a year ago. Racino revenues were up 9.4%. Hollywood Toledo, which has been the most consistent performer among the casinos over the past several months, experienced the greatest increase. Its revenues of $15.3 million were a 6.8% increase over last year. The ...
In October of 2013, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine ordered the shutdown of electronic raffle machines at VFW posts and fraternal organizations, claiming the games were illegal gambling. Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit contending that the machines are a permissible form of charitable gaming. In December of 2013, a judge issued a temporary ...
After an investigation by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, a grand jury in Hocking County has indicted Marshal Lucas (aka Dancing Elk) and Jennifer Vance on charges of illegal gambling. In March of 2014, a search warrant was executed on the Red Door Internet Café/Casino. Charges against Lucas include: Seven charges of intentionally ...