Ohio Senate scheduled to vote on gambling bill

9:36 AM, May 9, 2012   |    comments
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COLUMBUS --  A bill that would make a range of changes to gambling options in the state is slated for a vote Wednesday in the Ohio Senate.

The measure makes dozens of changes to laws involving Ohio's four new casinos, video lottery terminals, the state lottery and other forms of gambling.

It cleared the Senate's government oversight committee on Tuesday after senators stripped a provision that would have expanded charity card rooms from one Ohio county to all 88 counties.

Senators also added a one-year moratorium on new sweepstakes devices.

Other items include longer operating hours for bingo parlors and a provision allowing previously illegal games of chance at festivals.

The Ohio House must vote on the Senate changes before the bill goes to the governor.

The Associated Press

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