Tag: Ohio Casino Control Commission


The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released draft rules addressing skill-based amusement machines. Under the draft rules, machine operators, vendors, key employees, and machine locations would all require licenses to continue operating. The application and license fees add up to $20,000 for some licensees.  Under the rules as drafted, any ... Read More


The Ohio Legislature’s Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering, which was created to study the gaming environment in Ohio, released a report addressing several issues. The issue drawing the most attention was Ohio’s practice of not taxing promotional spending at the casinos and racinos, which has amounted to $650 million since ... Read More


Richmond Heights, a city near Euclid, in Cuyahoga County, has changed its zoning code so that Skillz Zone, a skilled-game parlor, which operates much like an Internet café, can open its doors for business. City Council felt that Skillz Zone was small enough and out of the way enough not to ... Read More


The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has approved a decrease in license renewal fees for casino employees. Currently an employee pays $546 in renewal fees: $250 for the application, $250 for the license and $46 for a background check. The OCCC dropped the fee to $196: $100 for the application, $50 for ... Read More


Horseshoe Cincinnati was fined a total of $40,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. $25,000 was for failure to obtain required certifications from third party vendors for contracts greater than $100,000. The remaining $15,000 was a result of the casino allowing employees to receive tips that aren’t permitted to accept ... Read More



Rock Ohio Caesars Fined

By law, casino operators are required to be transparent with all financial transactions. Rock Ohio Caesars failed to notify the Ohio Casino Control Commission of a loan refinancing that it failed to close. As a result, the OCCC has fined Rock Ohio Caesars $200,000, the largest fine levied against a ... Read More


The Columbus casino became the last of Ohio’s four casinos to be fined by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. As part of a settlement between the casino and the OCCC, Hollywood Columbus was fined $75,000 for failing to maintain proper credit files and violating state law on how credit is ... Read More


Horseshoe Cincinnati has been fined $75,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for failing to keep complete credit files and violating state law on how credit is issued.


Penn National Gaming would like to split into two companies. One would be in charge of their gaming operations while the other would handle the real estate assets. The regulatory agencies in the 18 states where Penn National Gaming operates, as well as Ontario, must approve. Despite concerns over whether ... Read More


Horseshoe Cleveland was fined $180,000 by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for violations of state gambling rules. Among the violations were the mishandling of keys, failure to put problem gambling hotline information on advertisements, use of unapproved dice, substituting quarters for chips, allowing cocktail waitresses to enter restricted areas and ... Read More