REGISTER VIEWPOINT: Stop playing games with gambling

Games of chance? Games of skill? That's a fine distinction being drawn of late, as proponents of certain kinds of gaming devi
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Games of chance? Games of skill?

That's a fine distinction being drawn of late, as proponents of certain kinds of gaming devices seek to get their games declared legally acceptable in Ohio.

Enough with the smokescreen, we say. Reform the gambling laws in Ohio to accept and regulate gaming machines of all kinds, skilled or otherwise. Bring in the revenue and, of course, tax it.

Frankly, the opposition from Columbus from the last three governors to gambling has struck us as kind of disingenuous, especially as the same governors have promoted and expanded the Ohio Lottery.

Meanwhile, proponents of everything from casinos to off-track betting have made inroads all over the state, as we Ohioans spout opposition while playing the slots in other states.

Gambling's here. Ohio -- and the Sandusky area -- might as well get a piece of the action.