Tag: gaming

29

Jun2018
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 ... Read More

14

Jun2018
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 ... Read More

13

Aug2014

Illegal Gambling

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After several complaints from local residents, the Ohio Attorney General’s office executed a search warrant against the House of Skills, a business in Smith Township in Mahoning county. The business is suspected of operating casino gaming devices and providing cash payouts. Games of skill are permitted in Ohio but cash ... Read More

22

Jul2014
Hollywood Toledo has been fined a second time for using unverified slot machines. The casino self-reported the infraction to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.  Hollywood Toledo was fined $4,000 as part of a settlement agreement.

22

Jul2014
Thistledown has decided to remain at its current location in North Randall.  Before opening, Rock Ohio Caesar’s had reached an agreement with the Governor’s office that would have allowed the track to relocate to the Akron-Canton area within 12 miles of the city of Green. A decision had to be ... Read More

22

Jul2014
Ohio now has nine gambling establishments open with four casinos and five racinos.  The final two racinos are set to open later this year. June was one of the leanest months so far.  All nine venues showed a decline from May, resulting in an 11% overall drop. Six establishments have been open ... Read More

22

Jul2014
The Cincinnati Enquirer analyzed data from Ohio and Indiana gaming venues for the month of June.  They discovered that Miami Valley Gaming, Hollywood Columbus and French Lick Resort offered the best odds at winning, with a 92% payout.  The worst was Horseshoe Hammond at 89.8%.

12

Mar2014
The state Controlling Board unanimously approved the purchase of 1,200 ‘next generation’ gaming machines for use at VFW posts and fraternal organizations. The total cost would be $22.5 million over the next 2 years. Intralot would build the machines and receive 1.83% of all wagers to service the machines. The Ohio ... Read More

07

Mar2014
The Ohio Lottery Commission has come up with another proposal for electronic gaming at VFW posts and fraternal organizations. The commission’s first proposal offered to install their ‘next generation’ gaming machines. That offer was turned down by veterans and fraternal organizations because they would only receive 25% of the proceeds ... Read More

03

Jan2014
VFW posts and fraternal organizations will be allowed to continue operating electronic raffle machines, at least for the next several months. After HB 325, which would allow charitable video bingo games at veteran and fraternal organizations failed to pass before the legislature adjourned for the year, Ohio Attorney General Mike ... Read More