An agreement with casino operators has been approved by Gov. John Kasich. The
governor has signed on a bill to allow for the building of casinos in Ohio.
Kasich signed the bill on Friday.
The bill explains how taxes on the revenues from the casinos will be paid. The
state's commercial activity tax will be paid by the casinos. This does not
include all wagers. Only the wagers that are subtracted after the player's
One of the state's horse tracks may also be located due to the new measure. The
state can now also create a fund from the casino money to benefit a future
program. Casinos will also be opened in phases. This will allow for gaming
operations in one or multiple buildings.
In 2009 voters approved the measure allowing for casinos to be built in four
cities. They are Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, and Toledo.
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