Putting A Stop To Skill Games In Ohio

Putting A Stop To Skill Games In Ohio

There are 6 comments on the WYTV Youngstown story from Aug 25, 2007, titled Putting A Stop To Skill Games In Ohio. In it, WYTV Youngstown reports that:

Ohio's governor and the state's top lawyer say illegal gambling machines have been sneaking into the buckeye state through a loophole; "but they won't any longer." But as Jeff Levkulich explains, the governor ... via WYTV Youngstown

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knightriderusa com

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 26, 2007
If these games of skill were regulated by state officals to be at least fair to the public, then I would see no problem with them. But because they can be regulated on payouts, on whatever the owner wishes to set the machine, is where the big problem and legal issues come into play. I've seen this personally, owners let the machines payout for the first few months for the public, and then they change the pay-outs to benefit them once they have a customer base. If you play the machines daily, you can see the big difference in play when they change the payout,... this should not be allowed. Not right, and unlawful practice. Farewell skill games.
lonely older man

Frankfort, OH

#2 Sep 1, 2007
Everyone is up in the air about skill games, it should be your choice what you do, are we in Russia? I'm 74 years old, and I really have a great time finding other older people to socialize with, not just gaming. The skill game center I go to has about 75% of the people being 55 years of age or older. Bingo takes your money as well as the Ohio lottery. But I guess the Attorney General and Governor can line their pockets somehow, but must not be able to find a way to squeeze money from the skill gamers. GET A LIFE GOVERNOR AND ATTORNEY GENERAL.
Ohiojackpot

Ontario, OH

#3 Sep 20, 2007
The skilled game rooms give people something to do and they know you might not when, that is the whole point of it. Ohio rather see the money go to Michigan or some where else. The fact of the matter is their is no way to regulate it so they are against it. Bingo, same thing. Ohio Lotto as corrupt
as it can be (09-11-07, the three day pick was 9-1-1, give me a break, ETC. plenty more where that came from). Ohio needs to get on track, at least the voters do, it's called income for the town or towns, "HELLO". The biggest hippocretes are the Churches (Bingo, Hello, lot of skill there.) Final thoughts are "everyone knows there might be a risk (Loss or Win) thats way they go, Skill or not...

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tsterni

AOL

#4 Oct 1, 2007
There's 70 machines in Beulah track in Columbus
and 24 in River Downs in Cinny. If they regulate,
certify and tax skill games, the racestracks
would do well and so would the State. New track
opening in 08 in New Castle Pa with slots, 12 mile
from Youngstown on RT 442.on Ohio's Eastern Border
Thats 4 locations in Pa.
Along with Erie, Presque Isle, The Meadows south of
Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Casino opens in 08. Pa.
Planned this whole thing to draw ohio money
across the border, There not DUMB are we?
.Indiana tracks get slots in 08.
blueskies683

AOL

#5 Oct 21, 2007
I play the skilled games, not to get rich!! I enjoy playing and the company of the other people that go there. Are you saying that we the people of Ohio don't know how to control our money? So you make the decision what we are allowed, or not allowed to do with it. Bingo is about the same thing, only it cost more to play and takes longer.I find nothing wrong with skilled games. I think Ohio should get with the program.....or just stop all the the games that are like skilled games. This includes the lottery, bingo,ect.
Skill Game Operator

Sunbury, OH

#6 Apr 7, 2010
The Skill Games are no different than any other game you play for money ,lotto,bingo,and now the casinos are opening up. The State is running a monopoly and that IS ILLEGAL. We will file injunctions against the state of Ohio.The state should charge us a sin tax like tobacco and alcohol. We as operaters of the machines are willing to pay a State Revenue tax. The problem is the state don't want our money they want all the money. I thought this was America the land of free enterprise. Guess I was wrong.

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