Gamble night and day at 24/7 racetrack slots
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:08:50 GMT —
You won't have to travel far to gamble all night and day thanks to preliminary rules for Ohio's new racetrack.
Ohio Lottery Commission spokeswoman Danielle Frizzi-Babb told The Columbus Dispatch that slot machine use was approved 24 hours a day to keep the tracks "more competitive with other gaming operations."
But with this freedom comes other restrictions: The commission wants to limit the number of slots at each track to 2,500--a big switch from 2010 rules that let lottery directors determine the number themselves.
The Dispatch reports the state could generate $2 million every month for every 1,000 machines.
The rules still need the OK from a legislative panel before going back to the Lottery Commission for final approval.
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(The Associated Press contributed to this report)