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 ...
Tag: Ohio Casino Control Commission
February 21, 2020ogadmin
While Ohio mulls over legalizing sports betting, virtually every surrounding state either has a law on the books or proposed legislation on the fast track. Pennsylvania and West Virginia have already legalized sports betting. In Kentucky, a House panel has passed a bill that would allow sports betting at approved locations such ...
June 19, 2019ogadmin
The Ohio House and Senate have each introduced their own version of how sports betting should be regulated in the state. The Senate came first, introducing Senate Bill 111 in March. The House followed by introducing House Bill 194 in early April. There are differences between the two bills. Among ...
June 17, 2019ogadmin
Sweepstakes cafes were all the rage in the early 2010s. A law enacted in 2013 seemingly put them out of business by banning cash prizes. 2013 and 2014 saw a statewide crackdown on these illegal gambling establishments. In 2014 the Ohio General Assembly gave the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) ...
April 18, 2019ogadmin
In July 2018, Federal law enforcement and the Ohio Casino Control Commission executed a number of search warrants in Stark County. Sixteen individuals and eight businesses were accused of illegal gambling. Now it appears the Feds are looking to cash in on those raids. The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District ...
April 8, 2019ogadmin
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has released a first draft of proposed rules for fantasy sports contests. Former Governor John Kasich signed into law HB132, a bill that clarifies the legality of such contests and grants the OCCC authority over the industry. The bill also ordered the OCCC to adopt ...
February 12, 2019ogadmin
A Dayton Daily News investigation has compared 2009 campaign promises with today’s reality. Among its findings: Casino advocates predicted annual revenues of $1.9 billion before taxes. That figure was adjusted to $1.4 billion after VLT’s were allowed at seven Ohio horse racing tracks. In 2017 (latest year for the investigation), ...
February 7, 2019ogadmin
Law enforcement seized illegal slot machines, cash and documents from multiple businesses, all owned by the same individual, in Brown and Clermont counties in southwestern Ohio. In all, twenty five illegal slot machines were disabled.
December 17, 2018ogadmin
As part of an ongoing investigation into illegal gambling in Ohio, the Ohio Casino Control Commission and local law enforcement executed dozens of search and seizure warrants in Summit, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Erie, Stark and Ottawa counties. Ten secret indictments were unsealed. All of the individuals were indicted on charges of engaging in ...
October 16, 2018ogadmin
The Ohio Casino Control Commission and the Ohio Department of Taxation Investigations Division worked with 25 agencies across northern Ohio to “determine the nature and extent of criminal activity.” Search and seizure warrants were executed in Cuyahoga, Erie, Lorain, Ottawa, Summit and Stark counties. It’s unclear if any arrests were ...
September 10, 2018ogadmin