Strickland plan could mean 12,200 slots
COLUMBUS - Ohio could become home to as many as 12,200 slot machines under Gov. Ted Strickland’s decision to embrace gambling as a way of patching a $3.2 billion hole in the next state budget. After strongly denouncing the idea of using slot machines to fund government programs, Mr. Strickland dropped his opposition last week. Monday he unveiled his variation of a plan pushed by the Ohio State …
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Do you know that:
- Gaming is now the States' favorite pastime. More individuals gamble than the combined total of those attending movies, sports, music events, theme parks and live entertainment.
- Legal gambling activities include state lotteries; parimutuel betting on horses, greyhounds, and jai-alai; sports book-making; card games; keno; bingo; slot machines; progressive slot machines; video poker machines; video keno machines; video blackjack machines; and video roulette machines.
- Keno, the casino version of lotto, originated in China nearly 2000 years ago when Cheung Heung devised a lottery as a way of raising funds for his province's army.
- At a land-based casino, if your slot machine is malfunctioning, you won't get paid if you win the jackpot! All slot machines have this written on them but many players are not aware of this policy. The casinos have a device which lets them know if a slot machine is malfunctioning or if it's been tinkered with. Your best bet is to stop playing at it and try another.