Tag: slot machines



Casino Fines

Hollywood Columbus was sanctioned for a second time by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The casino was fined $10,000 and required to provide additional employee training. A number of casino operated slot machines had unapproved software. The casino also failed to properly maintain a list of those slot machines in ... Read More


According to a recent report by RubinBrown LLP, Ohio had the largest annual increase in gaming revenues in 2014. 23 states have commercialized gambling. Only eight increased revenues in 2014. Ohio’s $1.45 billion was a 35.5 percent increase over 2013 revenues. Three new racinos opened in 2014. But the picture was ... Read More


A 159-count indictment against eight individuals and two businesses has been unsealed in Cuyahoga County. Charges included racketeering for distributing illegal video slot machines to bars across the state, primarily in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Ashland, Lake and Wayne counties. According to the office of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, those indicted profited ... Read More


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


Hollywood Toledo has been fined a second time for using unverified slot machines. The casino self-reported the infraction to the Ohio Casino Control Commission.  Hollywood Toledo was fined $4,000 as part of a settlement agreement.


DeWine has also found electronic poker machines to be a form of illegal gambling. Buckeye Charity Poker, which is a business and not a charity, had been conducting electronic poker games in Willoughby Hills for over a year. In electronic poker, players sit around a table with flat-screen monitors. Players would ... Read More



Casino Fined

Hollywood Toledo became the second casino to be fined by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for gaming violations. A blackjack table was operating outside the range of video surveillance and unapproved slot machines were being used. Hollywood Toledo admitted to the violations and agreed to pay a $30,000 fine.



Best Odds

Looking for the best venue to play the slots? In July, that would have been the Horseshoe Cleveland casino, which is a complete reversal from being the toughest. Payouts at Horseshoe Cleveland in July were 93.07 cents for every dollar played, highest since the casino opened. Horseshoe Cincinnati was next ... 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




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