Man Scores Small Win In Fight To Challenge Ohio Casino Industry
Ohio Supreme Court Rules That Case Can Proceed
An Ohio man can proceed with his challenge to the Buckeye State’s casino industry, which is controlled by just two operators, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The court said that Frederick Kinsey had established standing necessary to present his case, according to Cleveland.com. A constitutional amendment in 2009 allowed four Las Vegas-style casinos in Ohio, as well as a handful of racinos with gambling machines.
Penn National Gaming owns the Las Vegas-style casinos in Toledo and Columbus, while Rock Gaming, owned by billionaire Dan Gilbert, has the casinos in Cleveland and Cincinnati. Caesars was recently a partner with Rock Gaming before the latter bought the former’s stake.
The case brought by Kinsey claims that the constitutional right of equal protection was violated because applying for an Ohio casino license was not available to everyone. It’s unclear if Kinsey has the means to build and operate a casino, which is something that will be fleshed out in court. If he doesn’t, the case could be thrown out.
In other words, he can’t argue there was injury if he is unable to demonstrate that he would have a shot at satisfying the minimum requirements to bid for a casino license.
The case now returns to a court in Franklin County for more legal proceedings, the report said. It’s still unlikely Kinsey ultimately gets a ruling in his favor, but if he does it could spell trouble for Ohio’s existing casinos, according to the report.
As of now, the ruling has no effect on Ohio’s casinos.
|1||$1.6B Project For Wynn Las Vegas Greenlit|
|2||Las Vegas' Best Non-WSOP Summer Series In 2017|
|3||Monte Carlo Casino Closes Poker Room|
|4||Hart Returns To High-Stakes Poker In Monte Carlo|
|5||Man Tries To Rob Poker Game At Gunpoint|
|6||Poker Game At Senior Center Forced To Shut Down|
|7||Bryn Kenney Wins 2017 PSC Monte Carlo €100k|
|8||Busse Wins CPPT Ocean's 11 San Diego Classic|
|9||California Online Poker Efforts Shelved Indefinitely|
|10||Lampropulos Wins partypoker MILLIONS Main Event|
|1||Man Left Empty Handed After Slot Machine Fiasco|
|2||Bicycle Casino Shut Down After Police Raid|
|3||Poker Pro Receives 8 Years For Debt Collection Scheme|
|4||Bicycle Casino Reopens Day After Government Raid|
|5||Man Attacked By Security On United Flight Is A Poker Player|
|6||Feds Indict Another Top Las Vegas Sports Bettor|
|7||Ryan Riess Wins 2017 WPT SHRP Finale|
|8||$1.6B Project For Wynn Las Vegas Greenlit|
|9||Bike Raid Could Hurt PokerStars Team In California|
|10||Podcast: Schulman After Losing 7-Figure Roll|