Ohio and Casinos

Ohio is one of the states that it is legal to operate casinos. Even though there are casinos that are sanctioned by State Governments,n there are many illegally operated casinos through out the USA. There are 46 States that provide legalization of casinos. Some of the States in the USA devote all or close to all of its profits to education, The following is the law in Ohio for the legalization of Casinos:

“ARTICLE XV: MISCELLANEOUS

PRIOR ARTICLE XIV: JURISPRUDENCE, §1-3, REPEALED.

PROVIDED FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THREE COMMISSIONERS

BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REVISE THE

PRACTICE, PLEADINGS, FORMS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE

COURTS OF RECORD OF THE STATE AND TO PROVIDE A

UNIFORM MODE OF PROCEEDING

(1851, rep. 1953)

ARTICLE XV: MISCELLANEOUS

Ohio's SEAT OF GOVERNMENT.

§1 Columbus shall be the seat of government, until

otherwise directed by law.

(1851)

REPEALED. REFERRED TO PRINTING OF LAWS, JOURNALS,

BILLS, LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS AND PAPERS FOR EACH

BRANCH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

§2

(1851, am. 1912, rep. 1976)

RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; PUBLICATION OF STATE

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

§3 An accurate and detailed statement of the receipts

and expenditures of the public money, the several

amounts paid, to whom, and on what account, shall,

from time to time, be published, as shall be prescribed

by law.

(1851)

OFFICERS TO BE QUALIFIED ELECTORS.

§4 No person shall be elected or appointed to any offi

ce in this state unless possessed of the qualifi cations

of an elector.

(1851, am. 1913, 1953)

REPEALED. REFERRED TO THE INELIGIBILITY OF DUALISTS

TO HOLD OFFICE.

§5

(1851, rep. 1976)

LOTTERIES, CHARITABLE BINGO, CASINO GAMING.

§6 Except as otherwise provided in this section, lotteries,

and the sale of lottery tickets, for any purpose

whatever, shall forever be prohibited in this State.

(A) The General Assembly may authorize an agency

of the state to conduct lotteries, to sell rights to participate

therein, and to award prizes by chance to participants,

provided that the entire net proceeds of any

such lottery are paid into a fund of the state treasury

that shall consist solely of such proceeds and shall be

used solely for the support of elementary, secondary,

vocational, and special education programs as determined

in appropriations made by the General Assembly.

(B) The General Assembly may authorize and regulate

the operation of bingo to be conducted by charitable

organizations for charitable purposes.

(C)(1) Casino gaming shall be authorized at four casino

facilities (a single casino at a designated location

within each of the cities of Cincinnati, Cleveland, and

Toledo, and within Franklin County) to create new

funding for cities, counties, public school districts,

law enforcement, the horse racing industry and job

training for Ohio’s workforce.

(2) A thirty-three percent tax shall be levied and collected

by the state on all gross casino revenue received

by each casino operator of these four casino

facilities. In addition, casino operators, their operations,

their owners, and their property shall be subject

to all customary non-discriminatory fees, taxes,

and other charges that are applied to, levied against,

or otherwise imposed generally upon other Ohio businesses,

their gross or net revenues, their operations,

their owners, and their property. Except as otherwise

provided in section 6(C), no other casino gaming-related

state or local fees, taxes, or other charges (however

measured, calculated, or otherwise derived) may

be, directly or indirectly, applied to, levied against,

or otherwise imposed upon gross casino revenue, casino

operators, their operations, their owners, or their

property.

(3) The proceeds of the tax on gross casino revenue

collected by the state shall be distributed as follows:

(a) Fifty-one percent of the tax on gross casino revenue

shall be distributed among all eighty-eight counties in

proportion to such counties’ respective populations

at the time of such distribution. If a county’s most

populated city, as of the 2000 United States census

bureau census, had a population greater than 80,000,

then fi fty percent of that county’s distribution will go

to said city.”