Tag: Ohio Lottery Commission


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 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 ... Read More
June 17, 2019ogadmin


The Ohio Lottery’s next generation machines have not yet had the intended impact as far as revenues go. These machines were offered to the veterans and fraternal organizations by the Ohio Lottery Commission as an alternative while the courts decide the fate of the video raffle machines long used by these ... Read More
February 26, 2015ogadmin


The state Controlling Board unanimously approved the purchase of 1,200 ‘next generation’ gaming machines for use at VFW posts and fraternal organizations. The total cost would be $22.5 million over the next 2 years. Intralot would build the machines and receive 1.83% of all wagers to service the machines. The Ohio ... Read More
March 12, 2014ogadmin


The Ohio Lottery Commission has come up with another proposal for electronic gaming at VFW posts and fraternal organizations. The commission’s first proposal offered to install their ‘next generation’ gaming machines. That offer was turned down by veterans and fraternal organizations because they would only receive 25% of the proceeds ... Read More
March 7, 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



Electronic Raffle Games

First the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine orders veteran and fraternal organizations to cease operating electronic raffle games because he claims they are a form of illegal gambling; Then a legal advisor tells these organizations to continue operating the e-raffles while negotiations with state lawmakers are ongoing; Then the executive director of ... Read More
November 12, 2013ogadmin



Northfield Park Update

Northfield Park has finally submitted its application to the Ohio Lottery Commission for its racino. Hard Rock International, a partner of the track, still has paperwork to submit before the commission can begin its initial review. The initial review should take about 30 days. After the initial review and receipt ... Read More
January 21, 2013ogadmin



River Downs Racino

Demolition of the existing River Downs facility is expected to begin soon, then rebuild and re-open as a racino in 2014. The Ohio Lottery Commission is reviewing Pinnacle Entertainment’s application to operate 1,600 VLTs. With the ongoing construction, the Ohio State Racing Commission is considering moving the 2013 River Downs summer ... Read More
January 15, 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