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Ohio Lottery offers machines to vets, fraternal clubs
But clubs have to promise to ditch illegal machines
Story by M.L. SCHULTZE AND KAREN KASLER


 
Ohio also extended slots at the state's racetrack via the Lottery.
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The Ohio Lottery announced today it will put 1,200 gaming machines into fraternal lodges and veterans posts around the state. 

Each club will get no more than five of the machines.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine had ordered the clubs last week to give up other electronic slot machines, saying they’re illegal under Ohio law.

According to the Cleveland.com,  Gov. John Kasich's office had asked the Lottery to come up with an alternative.

The Lottery says any organization that wants its machines must promise to get rid of the illegal ones.

The groups, other charities and maker of the machines will split 85 percent of the proceeds, while the Lottery will get the other 15 percent, most of which will be passed onto schools.

 

LISTEN: Karen Kasler on the Lottery and vets clubs

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BY KAREN KASLER
Some 1,200 so-called “next generation machines” will go out to groups that now use raffle machines Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says are illegal.

Danielle Frizzi Babb with the Ohio Lottery says the governor’s office approached her agency. 

“They said they wanted us to come up with a viable option for the veterans’ and fraternal organizations,” Frizzi Babb said. “And the multi-purpose next generation is the solution.”

The Ohio Veterans and Fraternal Charitable Coalition had wanted legislation to resolve this.

Bill Seagraves says the machines raised $5.5 million in the last two years, and that he feels blindsided.  “I wished they had talked to us about it before they did it, so we could have at least had some input rather than just drop it on us,” Seagraves said.

Frizzi Babb says it’s hard to predict revenues from the new machines, but says after they’re paid off, each is expected to net $50 per day, with 85 percent going to the charitable group and 15 percent to the lottery profits education fund.

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