Tag: Ohio Casino Control Commission

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Apr2019
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) ... Read More

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Apr2019
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 ... Read More

12

Feb2019
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 ... Read More

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Feb2019

Show Me the Money

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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), ... Read More

17

Dec2018

Another Raid

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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.

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Oct2018
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 ... Read More

10

Sep2018
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 ... Read More

02

Aug2018
Federal law enforcement and the Ohio Casino Control Commission executed an undisclosed number of search warrants in Stark County. Their focus was on skill game parlors, as July 22nd was the deadline for registering all key employees, operators, vendors and locations of type B and C skill games with the OCCC. Type-B games ... Read More

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Jul2018
The Ohio legislature has legalized fantasy sports contests. The Ohio Casino Control Commission will license, regulate, investigate and penalize the fantasy contests. Office pools, fantasy leagues played through websites such as Yahoo and ESPN, and other sports pools such as the NCAA basketball tourney, where all monies collected are paid ... Read More

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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