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September 28, 2020

The proposal seeks to amend the constitution of the state

Plan for new casinos in Ohio is approved

(US).- Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has announced the approval of 452,956 petition signatures to allow a proposed plan for four casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo to be included on Ohio's November 3, 2009, state-wide ballot.

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he proposal seeks to amend Ohio's constitution, which currently prohibits casino gaming.

Under Ohio law, the Ohio Jobs and Growth Committee was required  to submit petitions containing valid signatures of 402,275 registered Ohio voters with the Secretary of State by July 1 in order for the proposal to qualify for the November ballot.

According to the committee, if passed, the casinos would bring more than 34,000 new jobs and generate us$ 651 million a year in casino tax revenue.

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