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Sports betting may come to Ohio and not just in casinos

Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Buckeye State. If it passes, people could place sports bets not just in casinos and racinos, but also in fraternal and veterans organizations.

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12/12/2019

article JACK Casino Cleveland overtakes Hollywood Columbus as Ohio’s busiest casino for November
(Ohio) -- While MGM Northfield Park in November maintained its lead as Ohio’s busiest racino, JACK Casino Cleveland overtook Hollywood Columbus as the busiest...

12/7/2019

article Lawmakers Hopeful Ohio Sports Betting Will Come In 2020
(Ohio) -- Ohio is one of several states with a chance to sign sports betting into law before the end of 2019. However, with distinct differences among key lawmakers in...

12/4/2019

article Eklund Shares Cautious Optimism in Ohio Sports Betting Moving Forward
(Ohio) -- Ohio state senator John Eklund, like his state house counterpart, is cautiously optimistic there will be a sports betting law to pass in the Buckeye State in...

11/27/2019

article JACK Casino and Racino team members deliver 520 turkeys to 13 area food banks
(Ohio) -- Team members from JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino delivered hundreds of turkeys to food pantries across Northeast Ohio to be distributed to...

11/15/2019

article Ohio Governor Wants Sports Betting Bill Passed Before 2020 Elections
(Ohio) -- Unlike his neighbor to the north, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine wants his state legislature to put a bill on his desk to legalize and regulate sports betting. He...

11/12/2019

article Ohio mulls question of who will regulate sports betting – lottery or casino?
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s future status regarding the potential legalization of sports betting almost seems assured thanks to two bills currently pending within state...
article Ohio Would Have in 2020 Legal Sports Game, Bets Say
(Ohio) -- It is less necessary for sports betting to be definitely legalized in Ohio next year. After intense debates on the issue, most state legislators have agreed on...
article Ohio casino revenue down about $200K in October
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos in October was $68.1 million, down about $200,000 from September, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. But...

11/11/2019

article Ohio gambling revenue climbs
(Ohio) -- “Gambling revenue in October increased 5.7% over a year ago to $158.4 million at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos on the strength of improved business at nearly...

11/10/2019

article Legal sports gambling in Ohio by next year ‘a safe bet’
(Ohio) -- Buckeye fans in the Horseshoe next fall might be able to pull out their smartphones and bet on whether the team picks up a first down when facing a fourth-and-...

11/9/2019

article Ohio casino, racino revenue posts 5.7% gain in October with gambling up at nearly every location
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue in October increased 5.7% over a year ago to $158.4 million at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos on the strength of improved business at...

11/5/2019

article Miami Valley Gaming proposes $100 million expansion to include new hotel
(Ohio) -- Looking to attract business from beyond the surrounding cities, Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon, Ohio is reportedly considering taking on a $100 million...
article Ohio Racetrack And Casino Announces A $100 Million Expansion Project
(Ohio) -- A racetrack and casino in Ohio is planning to launch a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio’s Warren...
article Ohio racino proposes $100 million expansion
(Ohio) -- A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio’s Warren...

11/3/2019

article Racing track and casino proposes $100M expansion
(Ohio) -- A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio's Warren...

11/2/2019

article Expansion plans for Ohio casino
(Ohio) -- An hotel and expanded gaming floor to add around 250 additional video lottery terminals are planned for Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in Ohio, US.

10/31/2019

article Dan Gilbert’s $2.6 billion in JACK Entertainment casino/racino deals fit industry trend
(Ohio) -- The $2.6 billion in deals Dan Gilbert’s JACK Entertainment company has made over the last year to sell off its casino properties is reflective of a trend...
article Miami Valley Gaming racino plans $100 million expansion, hotel
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming racino in Turtlecreek Township unveiled a $100 million plan to expand its operations, including adding a 194-room hotel. Other upgrades...

10/30/2019

article O’Brien supports sports-betting bill
(Ohio) -- State Sen. Sean J. O’Brien testified Tuesday in front of the Ohio Senate General Government and Agency Review Committee about his bill to regulate sports...
article Miami Valley Gaming proposes $100 million expansion
(Ohio) -- A local casino is preparing to grow. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, located in Lebanon, has proposed a $100 million expansion project. The expansion would...

10/28/2019

article Ohio Lawmakers Mull Two Sports Betting Bills
(Ohio) -- Two different bills currently making their way through the statehouse would make it legal to wager on sporting events. But it's not a sure bet which state...
article Ohio Lawmakers Are Now Considering Two Sports Betting Bills
(Ohio) -- Roughly a year and a half after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal law against sports betting and ruled that the question should be left up to...
article Billionaire Dan Gilbert’s Jack Sells Cleveland Casino Properties
(Ohio) -- Vici Properties Inc. agreed to buy the real estate assets of the Jack Cleveland Casino and the nearby Jack Thistledown Racino for about $843 million in cash....
article JACK Entertainment to Sell and Lease Back Properties
(Ohio) -- JACK Entertainment today announced that its affiliates have entered into an agreement with VICI Properties, a real estate investment trust, to sell the...

10/27/2019

article Ohio moves closer to legalizing sports betting, but who would regulate it?
(Ohio) -- Advocates are hoping that gambling on sporting events in Ohio will soon become legal, but exactly when and how people will be able to place wagers and on what...

10/26/2019

article Ohio moves closer to legalizing sports betting, but who would regulate it?
(Ohio) -- Advocates are hoping that gambling on sporting events in Ohio will soon become legal, but exactly when and how people will be able to place wagers and on what...

10/22/2019

article Ohio Inter-University Council: Exclude college sports from legalized sports betting
(Ohio) -- As Ohio legislators consider whether the state should join Indiana and 17 others that have legalized sports betting, the president of the Inter-University...
article Ohio state universities ask lawmakers to ban betting on collegiate sports
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s public colleges and universities are asking lawmakers to prohibit betting on collegiate sports as the state moves to authorize sports wagering,...

10/20/2019

article Ohio schools ask lawmakers to ban betting on collegiate sports
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s public colleges and universities are asking lawmakers to prohibit betting on collegiate sports as the state moves to authorize sports wagering,...

10/18/2019

article Ohio State wants lawmakers to ban betting on the Buckeyes
(Ohio) -- Ohio State doesn't want you taking Michigan and the points. The state's flagship public university and its four-year brethren are asking lawmakers to...

10/16/2019

article Wagering stays down at Austintown racino
(Ohio) -- September wagering on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course marked the third consecutive down month at the racino.

10/8/2019

article JACK Entertainment grabs bigger slice of Cleveland casino/racino market from MGM Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- While MGM Northfield Park remains Ohio’s busiest racino or casino, revenue slipped in September for the fifth time in the six months since rebranding...
article VLT Play Down at Hollywood Gaming for Second Straight Month
(Ohio) -- Video lottery terminal wagers at the Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course fell for the second straight month, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported,...

10/1/2019

article JACK Entertainment Partnering with GAN to Support Casino Gaming and Sportsbetting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- One of the leading racetrack and casino operators in the industry, JACK Entertainment has partnered with B2B software supplier and developer for the iGaming...

9/21/2019

article Kambi Makes Plans To Enter Ohio Sports Betting Market
(Ohio) -- Kambi has entered a multi-year partnership with JACK Entertainment based in Ohio. Through this new partnership, Kambi will be the sportsbook provider for two...

9/19/2019

article Kambi Prepared For Ohio Sports Betting Launch, Inks A Multi-Year Deal With JACK Entertainment
(Ohio) -- Sports betting technology and services provider company, Kambi Group, is eyeing at the sports betting market in Ohio. While sports betting is yet to be...
article Kambi to expand into Ohio through Jack Entertainment deal
(Ohio) -- Kambi has signed a multi-channel partnership with Jack Entertainment, which will see its sportsbook integrated into the operator’s facilities in Ohio.
article GAN inks deal with US gambling operator Jack Entertainment
(UK) -- Gambling software provider GAN announced a new agreement with JACK Entertainment on Thursday, which it said had chosen it as their platform to support sports...
article GAN signs iGaming platform deal with Jack Entertainment
(UK) -- London-listed iGaming software provider GAN has agreed a deal to provide its real-money gaming platform to US casino operator Jack Entertainment.

9/17/2019

article Casino revenue rises in August
(Ohio) -- Revenue at Ohio’s four casinos in August was $71.4 million, up slightly more than $1 million, or 1.5 percent, from July, according to the Ohio Casino...
article Hollywood Gaming calling attention to problem gambling, offering help
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week. It’s part of a national effort from the American Gaming...

9/16/2019

article Hollywood Gaming calling attention to problem gambling, offering help
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course kicked off Responsible Gaming Education Week. It’s part of a national effort from the American Gaming...

9/10/2019

article Ohio Gaming Industry Reports Monthly Gain, Casinos Win $164.3M in August
(Ohio) -- The Ohio gaming industry enjoyed a strong final full month of the summer, as the state’s casinos and racinos collectively won $164.3 million, a 4.2...

9/9/2019

article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 4.2% in August; JACK Thistledown among big gainers
(Ohio) -- Boosted in part by JACK Thistledown Racino posting another strong gain, gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos was up 4.2% in August over a...

9/5/2019

article As Indiana becomes latest state to offer legal sports betting, this is where Ohio stands
(Ohio) -- As the NFL season kicks off tonight in Chicago with the hometown Bears taking on the Green Bay Packers, fans won't have the option of placing a legal bet...

8/28/2019

article Jack Casino open and running after fire Wednesday afternoon
(Ohio) -- Jack Casino officials say the casino is open and running following a fire on Wednesday. The fire was reported at Jack Casino at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday and was...

8/22/2019

article State Commission Gives Go-Ahead for New JACK Casino Ownership
(Ohio) -- Ohio's Casino Control Commission voted yesterday to approve plans by a New-York based investment trust to purchase Cincinnati's JACK Casino downtown....

8/19/2019

article Hollywood Casino Toledo may have been used to try to launder money
(Ohio) -- Not guilty. That’s the assertion of a man accused of “fast feeding” a serious amount of money into slot machines at the Hollywood Casino...

8/7/2019

article Ohio gambling revenue tops $160 million in July; JACK Cleveland properties up, MGM Northfield Park down
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos and racinos totaled $162.2 million in July, an increase of 2.3 percent over July a year ago, according to reports...

8/5/2019

article The casino tax gamble that hasn't paid off
(Ohio) -- When people walk into casinos, visions of hitting the big jackpot and leaving with a cash-stuffed wallet often crowd their minds — and possibly cloud...

7/21/2019

article Road near Warren County racino would be widenend to Ohio 741
(Ohio) -- Warren County government has committed to putting up as much as $10 million toward the widening of a 2 1/2-mile section of Ohio 63. Last week, county...

7/17/2019

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 Gambling addict found guilty of stabbing wife 60 times after losing bet
(London) -- A gambling addict has been found guilty of hacking his wife to death while in a rage over a losing bet. Vicious Jalal Uddin, 47, slashed and chopped at 31-...

7/11/2019

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...

7/10/2019

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...

7/8/2019

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...

6/30/2019

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...

6/29/2019

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...

6/25/2019

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....

6/10/2019

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...

6/8/2019

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...

6/7/2019

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...

6/3/2019

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...

6/2/2019

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....

6/1/2019

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...

5/31/2019

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...

5/30/2019

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...

5/28/2019

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...

5/27/2019

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...

5/24/2019

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...

5/19/2019

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...

5/18/2019

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.

5/16/2019

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...

5/14/2019

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...

5/9/2019

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...

5/8/2019

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....

5/7/2019

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...

5/6/2019

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...

4/30/2019

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-...

4/29/2019

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...

4/19/2019

article OP/ED: Cleveland casinos should close for Good Friday’s solemn afternoon hours
(Ohio) -- Do you remember the times when Good Friday was a day in Cleveland that was respected and many businesses closed during the afternoon? How do you feel about the...

4/17/2019

article Competing proposals could dictate sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- While questions remain about whether sports betting can be legalized in Ohio without a statewide vote, competing proposals in the Legislature would do just...

4/16/2019

article Lawmakers Looking At Dueling Bills On Sports Gambling
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers have been considering legalizing sports betting ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that states are allowed to do that. But there...

4/15/2019

article Revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos up 3.4 percent in March
(Ohio) -- The state of Ohio on Monday released March revenue reports for JACK Thistledown, JACK Casino Cleveland and the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, which on...
article Pressure is on for Ohio to compete in Sports Betting Scene
(Ohio) -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting in all 50 states less than a year ago, many states have been racing to get in on the action. And with a...
article State recoups unpaid child support from gambling winnings
(Ohio) -- Ohio says it's continuing efforts to recoup unpaid child support from gambling jackpot winners, with $10 million brought in over the past five years.

4/13/2019

article Editorial: Casino Control Commission can best regulate sports betting
(Ohio) -- The Dispatch is skeptical that legalized sports betting will, on balance, be good for Ohio. But since it appears certain to come, we hope lawmakers will set up...
article Millions in unpaid child support intercepted from gambling winnings
(Ohio) -- More than $10 million in unpaid child support has been intercepted from lottery, racino and casino winners by the state since 2014. “This is a good...
article No state sanctions for racino where horse drowned during harness race
(Ohio) -- Miami Valley Gaming and Racing will face no sanctions from the Ohio State Racing Commission after an investigation of the drowning of a horse during a race...

4/12/2019

article Here Comes Ohio Online Lottery? Launch Could Come As Soon As 2020
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Lottery is poised to become the next state to institute a mobile component. Last week during a House Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary...
article Lawmaker details the case for sports gambling in Ohio - both online and in casinos, racinos
(Ohio) -- The time is right for Ohio to seriously debate how to move forward with online sports wagering and casino-style sports books under regulation by the Ohio...
article Ohio sports gambling legalization seeks to fund schools
(Ohio) -- Legislation introduced in the Ohio House would legalize sports gambling in casinos and racinos. The bill grants regulatory authority to the state Lottery...
article State seizes $10 million in unpaid child support from casino, lottery winners
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has intercepted more than $10 million in unpaid child support from jackpot winners at Ohio’s casinos and...

4/11/2019

article Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino Revenue Shrinks 0.4 Percent In The First Quarter
(Ohio) -- Along with several other US casinos whose profits were hit in the first quarter of 2019; the Hollywood Casino Toledo has joined the club as the Ohio Casino...

4/10/2019

article New Bipartisan Bill Could Forge Path to Legalize Sports Betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohio Lawmakers have announced the introduction of a bipartisan bill creating a Sports Gaming Advisory Board, taking the state one step closer to legalizing...
article Sports betting may come to Ohio and not just in casinos
(Ohio) -- Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Buckeye State. If it passes, people could place sports bets not just in casinos...
article MGM will consider adding hotel, improvements to horse track at Northfield Park: What you need to know
(Ohio) -- Now that MGM Resorts International has converted the former Hard Rock Rocksino over to MGM Northfield Park, other changes are in store for Ohio’s leading...
article Toledo casino revenue down in 1st quarter
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue in the first quarter of 2019 dropped slightly at Hollywood Casino Toledo, according to figures released this week by the Ohio Casino Control...

4/9/2019

article Addicts, counselors worry about state's legalized sports betting proposal
(Ohio) -- He's never drank. He's never done drugs. But, Dave Mathess is an addict and he can tell you how everything went wrong. "In 25 years, I've lost...
article House, Senate clash expected over sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- The stage is set for a battle over how to regulate sports betting in Ohio, with the House proposing a system run by the Ohio Lottery Commission and the Senate...
article State lawmakers offer new proposal to allow sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohio state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would legalize and tax sports betting in Ohio, using the proceeds to pay for education and running the...
article Casino giant MGM enters Ohio gaming market at Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s busiest gaming facility is now fully under the operation and branding of one of the largest casino companies in the world, with Tuesday’s...
article Ohio takes first steps to legalize sports betting
(Ohio) -- Two lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday to legalize and regulate sports betting on professional and college athletics across the state.
article Ohio’s racinos, casinos generate $60 million for state in March: What you need to know
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $184 million in March after paying out winnings, with about a third of that - or close to $60...

4/8/2019

article Gambling revenue surges 6.9 percent at Ohio’s racinos in March, but falls at casinos
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s 11 casinos and racinos totaled $184 million in March, up 3.4 percent from a year ago because gains at the seven slots-only...

3/31/2019

article The smart money is on legalizing sports betting in Ohio
(Ohio) -- A bill that would legalize sports wagering in Ohio now extends beyond one sentence in the state legislature. In fact, it's 146 pages.

3/27/2019

article Ohio Sports Betting Legalization: Neighbors, And The Road Ahead
(Ohio) -- A long-awaited, full-fledged Ohio sports betting bill hit the table earlier this month, the first of its kind for the Buckeye State. The Ohio Legislature has...

3/26/2019

article No Integrity Fee In Ohio Sports Betting Legislation, Key Lawmaker Says
(Ohio) -- An integrity fee to sports leagues could face an uphill battle as Ohio sports betting enters the Senate committee process. Requiring the use of official data...

3/22/2019

article Lakewood’s share of casino profits is small
(Ohio) -- Last month, Lakewood School District Treasurer Glenna Plaisted detailed casino gambling’s impact on Lakewood’s income from the state. Plaisted said...
article Adam 'Pacman' Jones accepts plea deal that includes jail time in casino cheating case
(Ohio) -- Adam "Pacman" Jones signed a plea agreement that, if accepted by a judge, would result in Jones' incarceration. The former cornerback for the...

3/20/2019

article Ohio Casino Control Commission Using GSA’s CDI Standard with Tremendous Success
(Ohio) -- Using multiple independent test labs for gaming equipment testing can lead to operational issues related to data collection. The Ohio Casino Control Commission...
article Ohio Gambling Helpline Expects March Madness Spike
(Ohio) -- The state agency that oversees gambling addiction services in Ohio is expecting a spike in calls to the state's problem gambling helpline this month....

3/19/2019

article DeWine's Budget Doesn't Bet On Sports Gambling Money
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. He’s also not...

3/17/2019

article Ohio weighs the odds as sports gambling spreads
(Ohio) -- As cold rain pelted the windows outside and the Wolverines battled the Spartans on the hardwood, basketball fans sipped beers and snacked on wings at Fricker...
article DeWine's Budget Doesn't Bet On Money From Sports Gambling
(Ohio) -- Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion dollar budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. And he’s also...

3/16/2019

article Sports betting is not in Ohio’s new budget, but governor expects approval: Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget
(Ohio) -- Nearly a year has passed without any action in Ohio to legalize sports gambling since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the possibility of such betting...

3/15/2019

article New bill in Ohio attempts to open state’s sports gambling market
(Ohio) -- A bill is currently making its way through Ohio’s legal obstacle course in hopes of bringing sports wagers to the state. Senate Bill (SB) 111 would allow...
article Ohio sports betting pitch: Use revenues to eliminate fees for high school sports, band, art
(Ohio) -- Ohio won't be raking in the dough if it legalizes sports betting, but the few million dollars it's expected to raise could be used to eliminate high...
article Ohio weighs the odds as sports gambling spreads
(Ohio) -- As cold rain pelted the windows outside and the Wolverines battled the Spartans on the hardwood, basketball fans sipped beers and snacked on wings at Fricker...

3/14/2019

article New Ohio bill would allow sports betting in casinos, racinos and through their mobile apps
(Ohio) -- Nearly a year after the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized sports betting outside of Nevada, a bill in the Ohio General Assembly would legalize the wagers in...

3/7/2019

article Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos, racinos increases 5.4 percent in February to $155 million
(Ohio) -- Gambling in Ohio continues to increase, up 5.4 percent in February to $155 million after paying out winnings, reports released Thursday by the state’s...

3/3/2019

article MGM promises ‘best in class gaming options’ at Northfield racino
(Ohio) -- Gamblers can expect the “best in class gaming options” when MGM Resorts International takes over the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in...

2/27/2019

article Indiana and Kentucky advance sports betting but Ohio is in no hurry
(Ohio) -- Ohio already lost the race to legalize sports betting before neighbors Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but the state might soon be passed by Indiana and...

2/26/2019

article Cuyahoga County to distribute $1 million in casino tax revenue for community development projects
(Ohio) -- Cuyahoga County Council will consider distributing $1 million among 20 municipalities and nonprofits for use in community development projects. The legislation...

2/19/2019

article Ohio Gambling Up 4%
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s gambling industry has had a good year. Recent figures released by the state indicate that both casino and racino gambling figured increased over...

2/17/2019

article Column: NO: The state should not encourage unhealthy, addictive behavior
(Ohio) -- Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act banning sports betting in all states except Nevada. With states...
article Column: YES: Legalization would bring needed regulation, protections
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s place as one of the nation’s most successful sports incubators is unquestionable. The NFL enshrines its best in Canton, Akron gave us King...

2/10/2019

article Analysis: Racino, multifamily deals loom large on commercial sales list
(Ohio) -- First, let's address the racehorse in the room. The enormous deal at the top of our list ranking the largest commercial property sales of 2018 isn't...

2/9/2019

article VLT Play Cools Off at Racino in January
(Ohio) -- Last week’s polar vortex likely put a chill on visitors to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course and wagers on video lottery terminals there....

1/19/2019

article New Orleans native takes helm at Hollywood Casino
(Ohio) -- When Justin Carter graduated Dartmouth College 20 years ago with bachelor of science degrees in biology and chemistry, it would have seemed a bad bet to...

1/16/2019

article Miami Valley Gaming claims second place among local casino rivals
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati’s casino market shifted decisively north in 2018, as Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon emerged as the region’s second-largest gaming...

1/15/2019

article Cincinnati casino beats revenue record
(Ohio) -- Jack Cincinnati Casino had a record-breaking year in 2018. The casino recorded adjusted gross gaming revenue of $203.5 million, which surpassed the previous...

1/13/2019

article Gambling revenue tops nearly $1.9 billion statewide
(Ohio) -- Ohio’s casinos and racinos recorded 1.86 billion in revenue last year, marking a record profit for the industry that launched in the state in 2012....
article New Hollywood Gaming GM hopes story of humble beginnings will inspire others
(Ohio) -- Allie Evangelista began her life in the United States working as a hotel housekeeper. Now, 19 years after first coming to the U.S. from her native Brazil,...

1/9/2019

article Revenue records at Ohio casinos in 2018
(Ohio) -- In 2018 and last month, gamblers spent freely at Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos, setting records for annual revenue at three of the four properties...

1/8/2019

article Longtime head of tribal museum’s research department loses job
(Connecticut) -- Kevin McBride, director of research at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center and one of the facility’s original planners, learned Monday...

1/7/2019

article Columbus casino revenues tops in state for third year
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Casino Columbus topped all other Ohio casinos in revenue for the third year in a row, according to figures released on Monday by the Ohio Casino...

12/16/2018

article Lottery stocking stuffers not for kids
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services reminds parents and other caring adults that lottery, scratch-off tickets and gambling games are...

12/15/2018

article VLT Play Dips Month-Over-Month at Racino
(Ohio) -- November wagers on video lottery terminals at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course totaled $91.6 million, down more than $4.6 million from the month...

12/12/2018

article Ohio lawmaker pitches new betting tax for pro sports leagues
(Ohio) -- An Ohio lawmaker is going to bat for pro sports leagues by suggesting that an interstate agreement be struck giving the major leagues a cut of the sports...

12/8/2018

article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 4 percent in November; MGM’s Hard Rock Rocksino leads
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio’s casinos and racinos increased last month with the MGM Properties-owned Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park again leading the...

12/5/2018

article Ohio Casino Control Commission: Illegal slots disabled in Clermont and Brown County raids
(Ohio) -- Gaming equipment, cash and documents were seized Wednesday during a multi-county raid in Clermont and Brown counties. The Ohio Casino Control Commission...

11/30/2018

article 3rd-quarter county casino tax payment exceeds $133,000
(Ohio) -- Among the funding streams helping to pay for the recently-completed overhaul of the Logan County Courthouse are approximately $500,000 in annual casino tax...

11/27/2018

article Revenues at Toledo casino ahead of 2017 pace
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenues increased slightly at three of Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos in October, according to new figures by the Ohio Casino Control...

11/26/2018

article Ohio casinos not producing the revenue proponents anticipated
(Ohio) -- In 2009, voters in Ohio took to the polls and said yes to allow casinos in the state. Undoubtedly, many believed the assertions made by casino advocates at the...
article What happened to massive revenue Ohio casinos were projected to generate?
(Ohio) -- When voters agreed to allow casinos into Ohio in 2009, advocates projected that the four locations would generate $1.9 billion in revenue before taxes. That...

11/25/2018

article ‘All of them were wrong’: What happened to the massive revenue Ohio’s casinos were projected to generate?
(Ohio) -- When voters agreed to allow casinos into Ohio in 2009, advocates projected that the four locations would generate $1.9 billion in revenue before taxes. That...

11/24/2018

article Over 200 participate in Hollywood Casino's Black Friday poker tournament
(Ohio) -- As shoppers searched for the best possible deals, more than 200 players filled the Hollywood Casino poker room searching for the best possible payout. Friday...

11/20/2018

article Ohio Governor-Elect Warns Legislature: Sports Betting Is Coming No Matter What
(Ohio) -- Ohio having regulated sports betting soon is about the surest bet anyone can make right now, according to Governor-elect Mike DeWine, a Republican. Speaking to...
article Sports wagers will arrive in Ohio, governor-elect says
(Ohio) -- Pennsylvania's Rivers Casino, located in Pittsburgh's Chateau neighborhood along the Ohio River, was approved last month for sports betting and is in...

11/19/2018

article Hard Rock branding will be removed as part of Northfield Park’s switchover to MGM
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will be getting a new name next year as part of the ownership switchover to MGM, an Ohio Lottery official said Monday....
article Ohio expects sports betting
(Ohio) -- Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine said that the state will welcome sports betting and that the state needs to be present in order to come up with proper...

11/16/2018

article Sports betting is coming to Ohio says the state's governor-elect, it's just not clear when
(Ohio) -- The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their season series with the Pittsburgh Steelers but if their game last month at Heinz Field was at the end of the season...

11/12/2018

article $9.8M in revenue
(Ohio) -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course reported slot-machine revenue of $9.8 million in October, up from $9.4 million made in October of last year.

11/9/2018

article Ohio racino revenue up in October; casino revenue flat
(Ohio) -- Ohio casino and racino gambling revenue totaled $150 million in October, up 3.6 percent over October a year ago, according to reports released this week by the...

10/26/2018

article Haydocy plans “upscale RV resort” next to Hollywood Casino Columbus
(Ohio) -- A hotel next to Hollywood Casino Columbus may still be years away, but visitors will soon get another option for staying next door to the West Side casino.

10/10/2018

article Gambling revenue up 4 percent in Ohio, led by MGM's recently acquired Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $152.2 million in September, an increase of 4 percent over September a year ago, according to...
article Ohio’s September gaming revenue hits $152.2m
(Ohio) -- Revenue from Ohio’s casinos and racinos totalled $152.2m in September this year, a 4% increase for year-on-year figures. The state's seven, slots-...

10/9/2018

article Mobile lottery app Jackpocket aims to begin selling Ohio Lottery tickets in 2019
(Ohio) -- Would you be more likely to try your luck at the lottery if you could do so from your cell phone anywhere in Ohio, skipping the line at the local gas station...

10/1/2018

article Brawl breaks out at Jack Cleveland Casino over food order
(Ohio) -- A fight broke out Saturday at the Jack Cleveland Casino in downtown Cleveland after a couple refused to wait for two women to complete their food order two...
article What Does Legalized Sports Gambling Mean for Central Ohio?
(Ohio) -- The brave new world of legalized sports gambling could be a jackpot for Columbus. Or a bust. It all may depend on how Ohio lawmakers play their cards in the...

9/30/2018

article Rising Star Casino's MS Lucky Lady ferry has winning first day
(Ohio) -- By all accounts, the first day of service for the Rising Star Casino ferryboat the MS Lucky Lady was a success. More than 150 vehicles were ferried across the...

9/21/2018

article MGM Resorts International taking over Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- American casino operator, MGM Resorts International, has announced that it has entered into an agreement that is set to see it spend approximately $275 million...

9/20/2018

article Kent police captain charged with operating gambling house, money laundering
(Ohio) -- A Kent police captain has been arrested and charged with money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity by the Lorain County Sheriff’s...

9/19/2018

article Lorain County Prosecutor's Office announce indictments in casino gaming investigation
(Ohio) -- The Lorain County Prosecutor’s Office announced Sept. 19 the indictments of 55 individuals and corporate entities by the Lorain County grand jury in...

9/13/2018

article Phase II of Gilbert Cleveland Casino doesn't match original drawings: Darcy cartoon
(Ohio) -- It's a safe bet that the long-promised 'Phase II' of Dan Gilbert's Cleveland casino will not be built by him. The original drawings of Phase II...

9/12/2018

article What would a sale mean for Jack Cincinnati Casino?
(Ohio) -- Jack Entertainment Chairman Dan Gilbert could fetch up to $2.7 billion if he cashed in all his chips on casino investments in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit...

9/11/2018

article If Dan Gilbert exits the casino world, he'll likely find several interested bidders
(Ohio) -- A week after news broke that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert may be looking to sell off his casinos, the initial dust has settled on the reports. Gilbert's Jack...
article Ohio lawmakers biding time, not joining sports gambling goldrush
(Ohio) -- While West Virginia lawmakers sprinted to throw open sports betting windows when they passed a legalization measure within five weeks of the May 14th U.S....

9/10/2018

article Ohio casino, racino gambling revenue up 8 percent in August; all 3 in Cleveland area post gains
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $157.8 million in August, an increase of 8 percent over August a year ago, according to reports...
article Revenue continues to rise at Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- Gaming revenue at Ohio’s four state-approved casinos increased 5% year-on-year in August to $70.3m. The four casinos in the state are shared between Penn...
article Dan Gilbert could have billions of reasons to sell JACK casinos in Cleveland, elsewhere
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert and his business partners sunk millions of dollars into a successful campaign nine years ago to persuade voters to legalize casino gambling in Ohio...

9/8/2018

article Jack Entertainment founder eyeing possible casino exit
(Ohio) -- The billionaire businessman behind American casino operator Jack Entertainment is reportedly considering an exit from the business with giant rival Caesars...

9/7/2018

article Analysis: Could selling casinos free up Dan Gilbert to get in the (ball)game?
(Ohio) -- If Cleveland Cavaliers owner and Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert sells off all of his casino and gambling interests, that could clear the way for him to buy...
article Revenues jump at Ohio casinos
(Ohio) -- August proved to be a good end to the summer for Ohio’s four state-approved casinos, which all showed increases in revenue for the month compared to a...

9/6/2018

article Could casino sales signal Dan Gilbert's exit from Cleveland?
(Ohio) -- Dan Gilbert has the kind of money that allows him to do just about whatever he wants. It means he can buy into something and then change his mind, if he does...
article Dan Gilbert Wants to Sell His Casinos, According to Report
(Ohio) -- Big news this morning in Cleveland on the phase II of the Jack Casino front. Just kidding. That shit's never gonna happen. But there is casino news, as...
article Profits for the Cleveland casino are enormous, so why is Dan Gilbert looking to sell?
(Ohio) -- It's being widely reported that Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is looking to get out of the casino business. Bloomberg is reporting that...
article Report: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert looking to sell casino holdings
(Ohio) -- Billionaire Dan Gilbert is reportedly looking to divest his JACK Entertainment casino holdings, and Caesars Entertainment is being touted as a likely buyer.

9/1/2018

article Austintown racino reveals outside patio expansion
(Ohio) -- Gamblers will be able to enjoy the new outdoor expansion at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown this holiday weekend. The racino revealed the expansion Friday that...

8/29/2018

article Ohio Legal Sports Betting Unlikely in 2018
(Ohio) -- With a population approaching 12 million and an existing land-based casino industry dating back to 2009, Ohio may appear to be a natural match for the...

8/25/2018

article Ohio grapples with problem gambling
(Ohio) -- Josh McClellan already had a gambling problem when Hollywood Casino opened in Toledo, giving the Army veteran a dangerous new place to play his money away. He...

8/24/2018

article No dice for legal sports betting in Ohio for 2018
(Ohio) -- The Ohio Constitution might have to be amended first to allow for sports gambling, according to state lawmakers. No dice for legal sports betting in Ohio for...
article Ohio Lottery making it easier to play, but will it feed gambling behaviors?
(Ohio) -- There's a new way to play the Ohio lottery, and it's drawing criticism and praise for how easy it is to use. The new Ohio lottery card is now in stores...

8/23/2018

article Inside BrewDog's Brand New Beer Hotel in Columbus, Ohio
(Ohio) -- Some people will go to great lengths for a cold beer. They'll elbow through crowds three rows deep at the bar. They'll venture from the apartment all...

8/20/2018

article Odds are sports gambling will not be legal in Ohio this year, says Senate president
(Ohio) -- Sports fans hoping to bet for - or against - the Browns will likely not be able to do so lawfully in Ohio this year. Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said...
article Nearly $300,000 allocated to county, local schools from Q2 casino payments
(Ohio) -- Area schools combined to collect more than $160,000 from the most recent tax payment from statewide casinos, according to information from the Ohio Department...

8/15/2018

article Gambling parlors across Northeast Ohio raided
(Ohio) -- Officers from several agencies raided gaming parlors in six Ohio counties Wednesday afternoon. The Lorain County Prosecutor's Office said search and...

8/13/2018

article Legalized Gambling Could Increase Number Of Problem Gamblers
(Ohio) -- State lawmakers are working on a bill to bring full-scale sports betting to Ohio. That's after the Supreme Court in May struck down a law that restricted...

8/11/2018

article Ohio gambling revenue figures show continued growth among the state's racinos
(Ohio) -- New gambling revenue figures released this week showed Ohio's seven slots-only racinos continue to outpace the state's four full-fledged casinos. The...
article EDITORIAL: Ohio legislators need to address sports betting
(Ohio) -- Gamblers who like to bet a certain set of numbers might want to add 316 to their favorites. That’s the number of a bill introduced recently in the Ohio...

8/7/2018

article Ohio gambling revenue tops $158 million in July, led by Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Gambling revenue at Ohio's casinos and racinos totaled $158.6 million in July, an increase of 2.7 percent over July a year ago, according to reports...
article Ohio gaming revenues flat in July
(Ohio) -- Spending at Ohio’s four state-authorized casinos was a mixed bag in July with revenues at two casino locations, including Hollywood Casino Toledo,...

8/4/2018

article Fireworks mistaken as gunfire in Hollywood Gaming racino parking lot
(Ohio) -- A report of shots fired in the parking lot of Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway ended up being someone shooting off a firework in the business’ parking...

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