Ohio casino site amendment will appear on May ballot

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January 28, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio: An amendment to relocate a Columbus-area casino - one of the four casinos locations that were accepted in the November 3, 2009 election - to the former Delphi Corp. auto-parts plant will appear on the May 4, 2010 statewide ballot in Ohio. The proposed amendment was approved by both the House and the Senate this week. The House voted 71-26 in favor of the measure and the Senate voted 31-2.[1][2] Penn National Gaming, Inc., the developer of the casino, has agreed to build the casino at the suggested former Delphi Corp. plant, however, in order to change the location an amendment is required.[3] If the proposed change is defeated by voters, Penn National will retain the right to build the estimated $250 million casino in the Arena District.[4]

The amendment was sponsored by Sen. David Goodman and Sen. Jim Hughes.

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Approveda Ohio Casino Initiative, Issue 3 (2009)