Ohio racinos could soon offer video poker

May 3, 2017: Will Ujek has the story.

NORTHFIELD, Ohio -- Changes could be coming to racinos in Ohio after a new measure passed the house yesterday that would allow video poker.

The measure is part of the two-year state budget that still needs approval in the state senate before heading to Governor Kasich’s office.

It would allow Ohio’s seven racinos to add the same kind of video gambling machines that the state’s four casinos already have.

The amendment was added to bring in more money to the racinos, which are currently only allowed to offer video slots to go along with horse racing.

Cleveland.com reported the lottery is requesting an increase in state funding and the belief is adding these machines would bring in about $12.5 billion in revenue each year.

Profits from the lottery go to the Ohio Department of Education.

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