WILMINGTON, OH - Lyle Berman, chief executive of Minnesota-based Lakes Entertainment and co-founder of the World Poker Tour, has joined the coalition to legalize gambling and build a major casino destination in Wilmington, Ohio.
MyOhioNow.com is seeking to gather 402,225 signatures to place a constitutional amendment on the fall ballot and win voter approval for a single casino that would share 30 percent of gambling revenues with all 88 counties.
In an interview Lyle Berman said he envisions the following for the new
"A casino of this size will be a spark plug creating economic activity throughout the state," he said. "It's a great opportunity for Ohio and Lakes Entertainment shareholders."
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