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Ohio racetrack slot machines could be open all night
New rules approved by Ohio Lottery Comission would allow racetrack owners the option of having video poker 24/7
by WKSU's ANNA STAVER


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Racetracks already have the option of being open all night. The new rules would extend that option to virtual lottery terminals (slot machines).
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Gamblers would have the option of using Ohio’s racetrack slot machines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

That’s under preliminary rules approved by the Ohio Lottery Commission yesterday (Monday).

Danielle Frizzi-Babb is a spokeswoman for the lottery commission. She says the changes do not mean all seven racetracks would suddenly be open around the clock.

Frizzi-Babb explains what the rule changes will mean

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The new rules would also require racetracks to clearly separate slot machines from other betting areas and save security tapes for at least two weeks. The rules will now go before a legislative panel and a series of public hearings.

Opponents of the expanded gambling have filed a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality.

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