Tag: lottery


Last year, two competing bills were introduced that would authorize and regulate sports betting in Ohio. House Bill 194 was introduced by Representatives Dave Greenspan and Brigid Kelly. Senate Bill 111 was introduced by Senators John Eklund and Sean O’Brien. The House bill received eight hearings in 2019 while the ... Read More
February 21, 2020ogadmin




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 ... Read More
December 12, 2017ogadmin


Despite a lawsuit that is still pending in Franklin County over the legality of electronic raffle machines, the Ohio Lottery has begun installation of their ‘next generation’ machines at VFW posts and fraternal organizations. 670 machines have been distributed so far.  On October 6, the software was downloaded and visitors ... Read More
October 13, 2014ogadmin


Earlier this year the state Controlling Board had unanimously approved the purchase of 1,200 ‘next generation’ gaming machines for use at VFW posts and fraternal lodges.  This was seen as a legal solution to Attorney General Mike DeWine’s opinion that existing video raffle machines were illegal gambling.  VFW and fraternal ... Read More
July 22, 2014ogadmin


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine further clarified his position on the Ohio Lottery’s proposal to supply VFW posts and fraternal organizations with ‘next generation’ lottery machines. DeWine claims the proposal is unconstitutional because the proceeds for education are not enough. Under the Ohio Lottery proposal, for each $100,000 in wagers ... Read More
January 17, 2014ogadmin


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
January 3, 2014ogadmin


Leaders of several statewide veterans and fraternal organizations have declined an offer by the Ohio Lottery to install ‘next generation’ gaming machines in their establishments. Under the deal proposed by the Ohio Lottery, fraternal and veterans’ organizations and Intralot, who would supply the machines, would split 85% of the proceeds ... Read More
November 27, 2013ogadmin



HB7 Referendum

Supporters of Internet cafes have vowed to take the next step of putting the issue before the voters in a referendum. The deadline to get on the November 2013 ballot is July 3. Given the tight timing and number of signatures required, the referendum will most likely appear, if at ... Read More
June 11, 2013ogadmin



Racinos Update

Dayton Penn National has released its plans for the Hollywood Dayton Raceway to be built on the site of a former Delphi plant. Plans call for a 5/8 mile harness racetrack and a gaming building of up to 150,000 square feet. There will be up to 1,500 VLTs, an entertainment stage ... Read More
December 5, 2012ogadmin




The Feds and the casino cities want their cut of your winnings. Columbus became the latest city to impose an income tax on any winnings from games of chance, including church raffles, the Ohio Lottery and other drawings. Even bingo and March Madness winnings are included. The tax is applicable to ... Read More
September 12, 2012ogadmin