Ohio’s Issue 6 – Allowing gambling in the Bible Belt?

Well after years of failed gambling voting in Ohio Issue six this November is the newest to surface. Issue 6 run by a small time group of Indian Casino promoters is attempting to slip one in there. They have many loopholes in the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that will allow real casino based gambling once and for all. They state Millions will go directly to each county of the state evenly and everyone will be happy keeping Ohio’s dollars inside the state but what they do not tell you is this is not forever. A major loophole in issue 6 is that it states, all casinos in Ohio will have to pay the exact same tax rate. Does not sound to bad as millions are supposed to flow from just the first casino right? Looking further, if these boys bring an Indian based casino into Ohio later the effective tax rate for all casinos will be 0 (ZERO) (NOTHING)!! as you can not tax a Native American or a business (Casino) run by them. At least the government did something right for these folks that took care of our land before we stepped in.Â

So, as much as I want a casino or two in Ohio, I will be voting NO on issue 6 as I firmly believe a casino will be great for the state, but it must be done correctly or its just a giant vacuum for Ohio’s cash.