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Big Money Comes to Ohio if Casino Gambling is Approved

Casino News - August 6th, 2009 - Written by Glen

Come the November ballots, Ohioans will have the opportunity to vote for or against expanded casino gambling. Should the "yes" vote take victory, Ohio could see four full service casinos in the state. Racetracks have recently seen the inclusion of over 17,000 slot machines, and now gaming enthusiasts seek more. If more is set to arrive, there will be no short comings in the Ohio gambling scene.

Should gambling be legalized, some of the biggest names in the industry will be putting in bids to build within Ohio's borders. Harrah's Entertainment, one of the largest gambling purveyors world wide, has been mulling over the idea of a Cleveland based casino. The ballot is to take place in the Fall. Time is in abundance on the issue, and the big names in the business will be continuing to look down the issue to see if their is a possibility of a thriving casino atmosphere.

Ohio has one of the worst economies, state by state. The infusion of even one multi-national casino corporation's workforce could boost gains statewide. Tribal casinos have also been flourishing, so a bid by the Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun groups could provide a massive amount of cashflow to Ohio. Jobs will be created, materials will be utilized, and construction will commence. Trickle down economics may not have worked before, but in this instance the concept may pull through.

Ohio has shown some opposition to expanded gambling, however, and while the issue may be on the ballot, the whole concept is still in a veritable state of Limbo. Untill the voting takes place and the laws get passed, the desire of expanded gambling may as well be a rumor. There has been much controversy surrounding the situation, and the trouble may not abate anytime soon. Ohio is in desperate need of a new source of income, and legalized gambling, despite what pundits have to say, may be a way out for the state.

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