Ohio To Offer Video Keno Gambling To Help Balance State Budget
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The Governor of Ohio has come up with a plan. He feels he has found a way to help with the deficit the state is facing. Expand the lottery system to include video Keno.
The Governor insists that this form of gambling will be different from legalized casinos. He contends that because the state runs the game, it will be properly monitored and regulated.
Many states are turning to casino gambling as a way to help with budgets that are becoming increasingly unbalanced. Most states, however, have gone to casino gambling with slot machines and poker tables.
What the governor does not understand is that most casino gambling, when legalized by a state, are regulated. That is part of the reason that states decide in favor of legalizing casinos.
The video Keno machines in Ohio are planned to be offered in places that age requirements are necessary. such as bars. The revenue that is expected to be generated from the Keno is about $73 million.
In addition to the Keno, the Governor also announced plans to cut as many as 2,000 jobs in the state.
Ohio Casino Petition Drive Focuses on Dayton
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The initiative petition drive for the one casino in Ohio will zone in on Dayton as the location for signature collection for MyOhioNow.com opens on Tuesday, February 4th at the Dayton Mall
MyOhioNow.com currently have offices and locations in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron, and other areas statewide.
“We are pleased to announce this kickoff in the Dayton area. We feel that it is necessary to get the support of the Miami Valley area to bring this $600 million destination resort/casino to Ohio that will benefit all Ohioans,” said Rick Lertzman, co-founder of MyOhioNow.com.
Under the initiative, Ohioans would have the opportunity to vote to legalize a $600,000,000 casino/resort destination site that is located off I-71 (at State Route 73) that is centrally in Clinton County.
Under the MyOhioNow.com plan, a $600,000,000 destination casino/resort would employ up to 5000 Ohioans and could generate over $200,000,000 in tax revenues that would be divided among the 88 Ohio counties on a per capita basis.