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Ohio offers veterans posts legal gaming option

Associated Press

CLEVELAND: The Ohio Lottery has developed a video-style game alternative to illegal electronic raffle games offered by veterans and fraternal posts.

The game announced Monday by the lottery will allow players to watch the game unfold on a video screen.

Players will receive a ticket at the end of the game and can cash it out or use to play at another machine. The lottery says it’s finalizing the prize structure and is considering a cost of about $1 to play.

The state has authorized 1,200 of the machines, with a maximum of five for each location.

The post, designated charity and gaming vendor initially will split about 85 percent of net revenues, with the lottery getting the rest.

The Ohio attorney general considered the electronic raffle machines illegal slot games.


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