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Ohio Gaming

article Dayton racino to undergo $3M expansion
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway has started work on a $3.1 million expansion that will increase the size of its smoking area and will add a few dozen video...
article Lottery: Ohio racinos’ slots revenue tops $1B for first time
(Ohio) -- State lottery officials say annual gambling revenue from slot machines at Ohio’s seven racinos has topped $1 billion for the first time. The Ohio Lottery...
article Slots revenue reaches $1B at Ohio racinos for first time
(Ohio) -- It has been a milestone year for Ohio’s seven racinos. Buckeye State racinos, or racetrack casinos, recorded $1,058,638,754 in video lottery terminal...
article Slots gambling revenue at Ohio’s racinos tops $1 billion for the first time
(Ohio) -- Annual gambling revenue from slot machines at Ohio’s seven racinos topped $1 billion for the first time in fiscal 2019, led by the Northfield Park...
article A Collapsed 'Wet Floor' Sign, a Casino, and a $3M Fall
(Ohio) -- A "Wet Floor" sign warning customers had been knocked over at Jack Casino in Cincinnati, and an employee stepped around it but didn't bother to...
article Woman who tripped on collapsed 'wet floor' sign at Jack Casino awarded $3 million by jury
(Ohio) -- A woman who fell by a collapsed "wet floor" sign at Jack Casino was awarded $3 million this past week by a Hamilton County jury. Lynda Sadowski...
article Family advocates lobby against Ohio House Bill 194 online sports gambling
(Ohio) -- Two leading family values voices are at odds with House Bill 194 and its companion bill in the Senate (S.B. 111) which legalize online sports gambling....
article Ohio records improvements in May casino and racino gaming revenues
(Ohio) -- The four casinos in Ohio saw their aggregated gross gaming revenues for May rise by 7% year-on-year to $73.5 million while the Midwestern state’s seven...
article Wagers Total $116.3M inMay at Hollywood Gaming
(Ohio) -- Monthly video lottery terminal wagers at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse totaled $116,317,525 in May the second-highest total since the racino...
article Gambling at Ohio’s casinos and racinos jumps 10% in May
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos had a robust month in May, with gambling revenue after paying out winnings up 10.4 percent from May a year ago, reports...
article Ohio House is Considering a Bill to Allow Sports Betting Through the Lottery Commission
(Ohio) -- The Ohio House is considering a bill that would allow sports betting through the Ohio Lottery Commission, which can open the door to several venues. Speaker of...
article Long odds for Ohio bars, bowling alleys to add sports betting
(Ohio) -- Ohio bars and bowling alleys are urging Ohio lawmakers to let them in on the action as elected leaders debate how to legalize sports betting across the state....
article Ohio casino holds donation drive to help Dayton tornado victims
(Ohio) -- An Ohio casino is holding a donation drive for those impacted by the tornado that struck Dayton earlier this week. The Hollywood Casino Columbus announced...
article Ohio Governor Picks Sides In Sports Betting Debate
(Ohio) -- If the Ohio sports betting debate was the NBA draft, then backers of a Senate proposal that would give regulation to the Ohio Casino Control Commission just...
article DeWine favors giving sports betting to Casino Control Commission
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine has let legislative leaders know that he favors having the Ohio Casino Control Commission put in charge of regulating sports betting, rather...
article Lawmakers edging to get a handle on sports betting bills
(Ohio) -- Lawmakers are doubling-down on their efforts to bring legal sports gambling to Ohio as they move multiple bills to legalize the activity through the General...
article Ohio lawmakers differ on sports betting legislation
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are debating over two competing versions of a sports betting plan. The Senate version calls for the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) to...
article Ohio: DeWine favors giving sports betting to Casino Control Commission
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine has let legislative leaders know that he favors having the Ohio Casino Control Commission put in charge of regulating sports betting, rather...
article Sports Gambling In Ohio Expected To Include Online Gaming
(Ohio) -- There are two bipartisan bills that will decide how sports gaming would be overseen by the state. But there’s also a debate over where it will happen – in...
article Sports Gambling Proposals Differ in Ohio Legislature
(Ohio) -- Gambling on sports is almost definitely on its way in Ohio, with two bipartisan bills in the legislature that will decide how it will be overseen by the state...
article Sports Gambling In Ohio Expected To Include Online Gaming
(Ohio) -- There are two bipartisan bills that will decide how sports gaming would be overseen by the state. But there’s also a debate over where it will happen...
article Sports gambling proposals moving forward in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers continued to move forward this week with two bipartisan plans to legalize sports gambling. A landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court has allowed...
article If sports betting is legalized in Ohio, the state Casino Control Commission should police it
(Ohio) -- The General Assembly is likely to legalize sports betting in Ohio -- not because it’s something Ohio really needs or lawmakers want. Rather, as was true...
article Column: Sales by lottery retailers would boost funding for education
(Ohio) -- As Ohio debates the best path to enter the legal sports betting arena, it is imperative that we do it right the first time. That means crafting a system that...
article Ohio Sports Betting Proposal Limited To Brick-And-Mortar Books
(Ohio) -- Ohio sports betting is inching closer to legalization. House Bill 194, which saw little traction in the last legislative session, now has bipartisan support....
article VIDEO: Effort to legitimize sports gambling in Ohio officially underway at the Statehouse
(Ohio) -- About a year ago the Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling that opened up the opportunity for states to legitimize gambling on sports.
article Opportunity for Ohio to legitimize gambling on sports underway
(Ohio) -- About a year ago the Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling that opened up the opportunity for states to legitimize gambling on sports. Since then...
article Lake County receives over $700K from casino tax revenue
(Ohio) -- A banner year for Ohio's four casinos and seven racinos in 2018 bodes well for the state's 88 counties and other recipients of casino tax revenue...
article Ohio collects over $10 million in owed child support payments from gambling winnings
(Ohio) -- Winning a jackpot from one of Ohio's casinos, racetracks or lottery tickets is fun — unless you owe child support. Ohio began collecting winnings...
article Casino revenue down $10.5M from March figures
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos in April was $70.5 million, down $10.5 million, or 13 percent, from March, according to the Ohio Casino Commission....
article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue slips 1% in April; see details for each facility
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $160.2 million in April, down 1.1 percent from a year ago, reports released Tuesday by the...
article Ohio House and Senate Remain at Odds Over Sports Betting
(Ohio) -- House Bill 194 is modeled after the state of West Virginia and calls for a 10% tax rate on wagers. The Ohio House and Senate remain divided on who will oversee...
article Ohio Sports Betting Bills No Longer Clash On Mobile Platforms
(Ohio) -- Ohio is very, very unlikely to legalize sports betting this year, but a major rift between the two sports betting bills on the table has been resolved. In mid-...
article Legislator pushes sports gambling plan that would fall under Ohio Lottery Commission
(Ohio) -- A state legislator behind a plan to legalize sports gambling is making his case that Ohio should join neighboring states in permitting such wagering, and that...
34 Total Articles on this Issue

Chief Wahoo

article As the All-Star Game Goes on Without Chief Wahoo, Local Groups Say They'll Continue Pushing for Indians to Change Name
(Ohio) -- The baseball world will be focused on Cleveland today as the city hosts the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
article Benched: Chief Wahoo not All-Star this time in Cleveland
(Ohio) -- An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians' team shop at Progressive Field to buy new...
article Ejected From the Field, Chief Wahoo's Still A Hot Seller
(Ohio) -- In July, the baseball world will focus on Cleveland for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. That global spotlight won’t show a trace of Chief Wahoo...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Commissioner Rob Manfred denies conspiracy theory on Chief Wahoo; praises Cleveland as All-Star host
(Ohio) -- There has been a conspiracy theory dancing about since the Indians were awarded this year’s All-Star Game and dropped Chief Wahoo as their mascot....
article Opinion: Chief Wahoo missing from Cleveland's All-Star Game, but mascot issue endures
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo’s presence at this 90th All-Star Game will be merely unofficial, his beaming face a source of pride for some Cleveland Indians fans and a...
article Benched: Chief Wahoo not All-Star this time in Cleveland
(Ohio) -- An hour before the first pitch of a series opener against Kansas City, a steady flow of fans stream into the Indians' team shop at Progressive Field to buy...
article Cleveland Indians: Chief Wahoo back in spotlight for All-Star Game
(Ohio) -- Chief Wahoo is noticeably absent on Cleveland Indians’ hats and uniforms this season, but apparel and All-Star merchandise with the longtime logo can...
article Native American mascot controversy — Schools learn limits of debate
(Ohio) -- Nearby, there’s the Cedarville Indians, the Wayne Warriors and the Wapakoneta Redsk—s. Should schools use Native American images and names for...
article White Oak Middle school considering changing Native American logo
(Ohio) -- White Oak Middle School (WOMS) is considering changing its logo, which depicts a Native American in a headdress. The school sent out a survey on Monday to...
article BLOG: Learn about ‘Baseball’s First Indian’ in Cushing
(Ohio) -- There really was an original Cleveland Indian, a member of the Penobscot Nation, and his name was Louis Sockalexis, the first Native American to play baseball...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Native American Water Walker Blesses Cuyahoga River
(Ohio) -- This week for the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River fire, Native American Sharon Day led an ancient, ceremonial river walk.Along with a small group of...
1 Article on this Issue


article Court date set in Nick Sandmann's defamation case against Washington Post
(Ohio) -- Oral arguments concerning The Washington Post's motion to dismiss Nick Sandmann's defamation lawsuit will take place July 1, a federal judge ordered...
1 Article on this Issue

Wire Act

article Money laundering penalties made tougher in Ohio sports betting bill
(Ohio) -- A bill that would legalize sports betting in Ohio was heavily changed Thursday to prevent people from using laundered money in the games. House Bill 194 also...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Ohio History Connection can acquire golf club built around Native American earthworks, judge rules
(Ohio) -- The Ohio History Connection can acquire Moundbuilders Country Club’s lease in order to gain full public access to the Hopewell Octagon Earthworks in...
1 Article on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article Cleveland councilman pushes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day
(Ohio) -- A Cleveland city councilman is leading the charge to see a change in the celebration of the holiday known as Columbus Day. Councilman Basheer Jones, and some...
article Cleveland council members call for official recognition of Indigenous Peoples' Day
(Ohio) -- Cleveland council members are calling for the city to officially recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day and will address the issue on Monday. Councilman Basheer...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Cincinnati apologizes, agrees to pay $151K to Realtor handcuffed while showing home to client
(Ohio) -- The city of Cincinnati has issued an apology and agreed to pay $151,000 to settle a case in which a Realtor and his client, both of whom are black, were held...
article The Longest Walk 2019 — Spiritual journey makes stop
(Ohio) -- On the 137th day of a planned 155-day walk across the country, a small group of Native American activists stopped last week at Rockford Chapel on the Antioch...
article Wilhelm: Samuel Brady's escape from Native American captors is legendary
(Ohio) -- Brady’s Island in the Sandusky River, as many of you know, has been so named because of the work of a courageous “spy,” working for General George Washington....
article Mansfield native wants to empower local 'Warrior Women'
(Ohio) -- Elizabeth Castle wants to empower local women with the knowledge she has gleaned over the past two decades from indigenous leaders like Madonna Thunder Hawk.
article History lessons grind on at 200-year-old mill
(Ohio) -- The Wyandot Indian Mill is celebrating a big anniversary. Located on the banks of the Sandusky River about a mile and a half north of Upper Sandusky, the...
article Fort Recovery battlefield reshaped by Ball State archaeologists' research
(Ohio) -- One of the biggest disasters in U.S. military history occurred an hour's drive northeast of Muncie, when a confederacy of nine Native American tribes...
article Cleveland's Native Americans Face Heart Disease, Stroke Health Disparities
(Ohio) -- Nearly 100,000 Native Americans live in Ohio, 28% of them in Greater Cleveland. The community includes people from many tribes who arrived here generations ago...
article New archeology study says local mound was huge Native American religious figure
(Ohio) -- The Portsmouth Hopewell earthworks spread out approximately eight miles around the city beginning at the conflux of the Ohio and Scioto rivers. Built by the...
article CPD: 'Leader of check fraud ring' arrested and charged
(Ohio) -- The alleged leader of a check fraud ring is being held on a $120,000 bond after his arrest over the weekend.
article Surveillance video captures woman's fall at casino
(Ohio) -- Attorneys for Lynda Sadowski say video shows a Jack Cincinnati Casino employee walk near a collapsed "wet floor" sign 11 seconds before she falls.
article Woman wins $3M after slipping on casino floor
(Ohio) -- An Ohio jury awarded a woman $3 million last week after she sustained injuries in a fall that took place at the Jack Casino in Cincinnati in 2016.
article Artifact hunting appeals to people of all ages
(Ohio) -- Carson Stroupe knelt down and picked up what to the untrained eye looked like just another rock in the field. "I think I got one," the 11-year-old...
article Prosecutor: Five members of check fraud ring indicted for stealing at least $1 million
(Ohio) -- Five members of an alleged check fraud ring, accused of using Jack Casino and Fifth Third bank to steal more than a million dollars have been indicted. Vernon...
article Native American-owned company moving operations to Hamilton to bring new life to Lindenwald building
(Ohio) -- A highly regarded electrical and mechanical installations company that has been in Hamilton since 2016 is renovating a former industrial building in Hamilton’s...
article Serpent Mound, Ohio, continues to dazzle, inspire for the summer solstice
(Ohio) -- On Saturday, June 22, people will gather in a rural area 80 miles east of Cincinnati and await sunset, when the sun will align perfectly with the head of a...
article Archaeology: How long did it take to build Serpent Mound?
(Ohio) -- Whenever I give presentations about the amazing earthworks built by Ohio’s ancient American Indian cultures, a frequently asked question is, “How long did it...
article Body found near pond at Hollywood Casino
(Ohio) -- The coroner was called to Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg after a man’s body was found near the pond Monday morning. Police said upon arrival, an adult white...
article Day trip: Summer events planned at Mohican
(Ohio) -- With the warmer weather finally here, it’s hard not to think of vacation. Remember that word — Vacation? Visit Mohican and create an outdoor...
article This is the biggest victory Natives scored against the colonials
(Ohio) -- The fight against westward expansion of the United States did not go well for the native tribes of the Americas. But it didn't start out that way. In the...
article Dave Matthews Band plays a seamless show at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
(Ohio) -- A slightly cool breeze, a nearly full moon, and the eclectic sounds of Dave Matthews Band wafting over the all-ages crowd for two and a half hours made for a...

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