Here are your morning headlines for Tuesday, September 11:

  • DeWine opposes Issue 1 on fall ballot;
  • Cleveland Clininc Children's to open first outpatient facility;
  • August state gambling revenue up from last year;
  • 18 businesses pull out of beer trail after derogatory social media post;
  • Black sorority members sue restaurant after police called;
  • Fallen tree kills woman, injures father;
  • Virginia fighter jets to fly to Ohio amid Hurricane Florence;

DeWine opposes Issue 1 on fall ballot

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Analysts following sports betting say it very likely will come to Ohio, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized it across the country. The main questions are “when” and “where." The state’s established gambling institutions are already lobbying for what they want.

About $5 billion is bet on sports in Las Vegas every year, but that’s only about 3 percent of the amount that’s wagered illegally. 

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Ohio lawmakers and the major party candidates for governor are considering the state’s options in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legalized sports betting. One would-be developer says he won’t wait for officials to act.

photo of the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield Park

MGM Growth Properties, a Las-Vegas based real estate investment trust, plans to purchase the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield for just over $1 billion. 

The racino is home to a number of amenities, including a horse racetrack, outdoor gaming patios, a Bernie Kosar grill and even a gas station.

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An amendment to the budget bill just passed by the Ohio House says racinos in the state can now offer video poker. It’s an idea that’s drawing criticism from within the gambling industry itself.

Backers say video poker will boost state revenue because the Ohio Lottery Commission shares in the profits of racinos.