Judge: Electronic raffles can continue

A judge said veterans and fraternal posts across the state can continue operating electronic raffle machines while a lawsuit proceeds against the state’s top law enforcer.
Associated Press
Dec 21, 2013

Although some of the raffle proceeds go to charity, Attorney General Mike DeWine declared the devices illegal and ordered them shut down in October.

Franklin County Judge Laurel Beatty issued the order Thursday, the day the suit was filed. His ruling prevents DeWine, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission and any cooperating agency from taking enforcement action against the machines while the suit is pending, The Columbus Dispatch reported.