Ohio Issue 3, Casino in Lorain (1990)

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The Ohio Casino in Lorain Amendment, also known as Issue 3, was on the November 6, 1990 ballot in Ohio as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.[1] This amendment would have authorized the licensing of a casino resort hotel in the city of Lorain.

Election results

Ohio Issue 3 (1990)
Defeatedd No2,098,72562.29%
Yes 1,270,387 37.71%

Election results via the Ohio Secretary of State.[2]

Text of measure

See also: Ohio Constitution Section 6, Article XV

The language appeared on the ballot as:[3]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment
To amend Section 6 of Article XV of the Constitution of the State of Ohio
  1. To authorize the licensing of a casino resort hotel, including games by electronic and mechanical devices, for profit, in the City of Lorain as a pilot project for a period not yet specified, but for not less than five years, if approved by the voters of the City of Lorain pursuant to laws required to be enacted by the general assembly.
  2. To allow the voters of the City of Lorain to vote on the continuation of the casino after the expiration of the pilot period.
  3. If after three years the Lorain pilot project is determined by the general assembly to be a success, then the state shall be divided into seven districts. A license to establish a single casino facility in each district may be issued if approved by the voters both in the district and in the political subdivision in which the facility would be located.
  4. To levy taxes on gross revenues of games of chance at licensed casinos, on the state lottery, and on horse-racing with pari-mutuel wagering for education and treatment of compulsive gambling, and to levy taxes on gross revenues of games of chance at licensed casinos for other special purposes.

Shall the proposed amendment be adopted? [4]

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