Ohio Supreme Court upholds payout limit on skill games | The Columbus Dispatch

A $10 limit on the payout of so-called games of skill was unanimously upheld today by the Ohio Supreme Court, reversing a lower court. Full Story
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Zoom

Mason, OH

#2 Oct 12, 2010
Since when are slots a game of skill; they're a game of chance/luck..no skill required.
B-Dub

New York, NY

#4 Oct 12, 2010
These "games of skill" rulings have nothing to do with the casino. These arcades have been around for a while. They are a completely different animal than the Ohio casinos.
webofspit

Toledo, OH

#5 Oct 12, 2010
45 cal wrote:
casinos havent even opened and already im not gonna attend . invest $20 in a slot and can only win ten f@@k you ohio
imbecile
Chris

Commercial Point, OH

#6 Oct 12, 2010
Are they really just slot machines? What kind of skills are involved?
Chili Beanie

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 12, 2010
The article could have been better. When playing a slot machine, you either push one button, or pull the handle, then the machine itself decides where to stop and whether you win or not. On the skill machines, you push a button to stop each "tumbler" and you therefore decide whether you win or not. There are usually 3 tumblers with symbols and you would push 3 buttons and stop each tumbler, hoping you line up the winning combination.
The law effectively puts all of those skill joints out of business. Is that a good thing?
Gregg

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 12, 2010
This is a sound ruling. These "skill machines" were unregulated thieves who yielded nothing for Ohio taxpayers. At least the casinos will pay something into the public coffers.
ichoosefreedom

Columbus, OH

#9 Oct 12, 2010
I just love the hypocrisy of the State of Ohio. These games are banned because they're a lure of big money? Really. What is the stated owned Keno? Or lottery? Or casinos?

What a crock!
sjack

Columbus, OH

#10 Oct 12, 2010
I wonder if this ruling has any effect on the internet based slot parlours that are all over town.
Ed Nugent

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Oct 12, 2010
New vistas in state government budget resolution: Legalized gambling, speed cameras and pot... ;^)-- a cool site; Balkingpoints ; incredible satellite view of earth
jojo

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 12, 2010
I was just playing one of the machines in Etna and believe me it's nothing like a slot machine. If you don't tell the machine what to do then it won't be worth the money and fun to play. It is truly a game of skill not luck like a slot machine is. Go out to the Chances R in Etna and see for yourself.
Irishangel in Ohio

Newark, OH

#13 Oct 12, 2010
So this limit is also applied to the casino's they are opening in the State???? It's no different then the skill games!
Irishangel in Ohio

Newark, OH

#14 Oct 12, 2010
I've read the above comments, Skill games can be controlled by the operator, but the pay outs are set by the owners of those said skill games. Just like in a casino. Go to different Skill game places and check out the jackpot, lines to get said jackpots. Each place is different. So therefore it is no different then the casino. And you still have cameras on you all the time. So why limit the skill games and not the casino. People will do whatever they can to win. Its an addiction like any other addiction. Skill vs casino no difference. I know I've played both and you lose no matter what. The skill at winning is knowing when to stop.
Yea right

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 12, 2010
Chili Beanie wrote:
The article could have been better. When playing a slot machine, you either push one button, or pull the handle, then the machine itself decides where to stop and whether you win or not. On the skill machines, you push a button to stop each "tumbler" and you therefore decide whether you win or not. There are usually 3 tumblers with symbols and you would push 3 buttons and stop each tumbler, hoping you line up the winning combination.
The law effectively puts all of those skill joints out of business. Is that a good thing?
Come people...are you all as dumb as you appear to be on this matter or did you just NOT read and comprehend? They are referring to Arcade games...you know, the kind like you play at the malls, D & B's, magic mountain, the places the kiddies play at that give you tickets and you get to pick a lame prize at the desk!!!!! Do you all get it now....Geezzzzzz!!!!! This has nothing to do with the Casino!!!!!!!!!!
George

Columbus, OH

#16 Oct 12, 2010
This also has to do with establishments like Spinners
They pay out but very small amount like 10-30.00. These cases started after the AG went after them by having raids because they were trying to be a precursor to the Casino.
They aren't talking the kiddies Skee-Ball like at Chuckee Cheese nor are they talking about the legalized casinos. I believe they are talking about the strip mall game joints. I guess as of today's ruling they will have to be shut down.
George

Columbus, OH

#17 Oct 12, 2010
truth

AOL

#18 Oct 12, 2010
they state operated keno games and lottery entices people to over spend way more than any skill game around. Let's get real the only problem is the state wants to be the one to make all the money. It's time to put state and federal goverments in there place. When the state puts all small business owners out of business all of you do-gooders will be paying higher and higher taxes. A example is the smoking ban and how many bars have shut down because of it. The lost sales and other taxes will be passed on to you. Have a great day and dig deep in your pockets.
Citizen

Lewis Center, OH

#19 Oct 12, 2010
Oh Gosh... It takes all the fun out of being a compulsive gambler. I personally think this is a means of giving the casino they plan on building more leverage and taking away from the smaller places that have the skills/chance games.
Unrepentant Cynic

Pickerington, OH

#20 Oct 12, 2010
So let it be written, so let it be done.

"The justices deemed that the prize ceiling serves as legitimate government purpose."

I mean that sounds reasonable. They said it, it must be true. I'm convinced. Aren't you?

Are these people for real? I suppose if they say, "There's no limit to our power," we'd all just nod and sit down.

Please tell me many, if not most, realize we simply can't put up with much more of this and remain a 'free' society.

Limiting the prize ceiling is a legitimate government purpose? What's next, limiting how many squares you use is a legitimate government purpose?
Hey bubs

Watseka, IL

#21 Oct 12, 2010
stick to your curfew laws.
Unrepentant Cynic wrote:
So let it be written, so let it be done.
"The justices deemed that the prize ceiling serves as legitimate government purpose."
I mean that sounds reasonable. They said it, it must be true. I'm convinced. Aren't you?
Are these people for real? I suppose if they say, "There's no limit to our power," we'd all just nod and sit down.
Please tell me many, if not most, realize we simply can't put up with much more of this and remain a 'free' society.
Limiting the prize ceiling is a legitimate government purpose? What's next, limiting how many squares you use is a legitimate government purpose?
Civil War Veteran

Columbus, OH

#22 Oct 12, 2010
Let me see if I have this correct.
So the skilled games at amusement parks,fairs and carnival now have a cap on thier prize limits also.

In this case they may only be reffering to like cash prizes?

So are bingo games skilled or games of luck?

Does the poker games and poker tounaments promoters have a limit on thier prizes?
I know it is a game of skill to win them, with some luck

Does the horse racing tracks now have a limit.
We know they all crooked and have fixed races.
Who runds that tote board that say everyone is betting on the #10 horse at 6/5 odds and the #2 at even money (1-1 odds) horse does not finsh in the top four spots in a six horse field

I see this day in and day out
How crooked is any of this gambling and why a limit?
The lottery says it is watch by itself.
State comissiner watches a stete lottery

They may not now who will win, but they know what numbers come up day in and day out

You can't have any fun in like at my age.

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