Tag: HB 386

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Jun2012
Governor Kasich signed HB 386 into law earlier this week. The governor did veto two line items including one that would have allowed a racino to call itself a casino in advertisements. The term ‘casino’ is to be used only with regard to the four facilities in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus ... Read More

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May2012
The House and Senate hammered out their differences and passed Substitute H.B. 386, which will become effective immediately upon Governor Kasich’s signature. One key sticking point was revenues from VLTs for host communities. Under the agreement reached, six of the seven host communities will get $1 million each of the first ... Read More

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May2012

Internet Cafes

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Substitute H.B. 386 includes a stopgap provision for a moratorium on all new internet cafes through June 30, 2013. After that bill is resolved, lawmakers are expected to turn their full attention to regulating those businesses. A bill that would regulate these cafes has been idled in a House committee ... Read More

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May2012
The card room provision was removed from Substitute H.B. 386 right before the Ohio Senate voted to pass the bill. The chairman of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee said that charity card rooms would be dealt with in a separate bill sometime in the future. The bill later stalled ... Read More

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May2012
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

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Feb2012

Gambling Bill

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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