Ohio Issue 3, Casino in Lorain (1990)

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Ohio Issue No. 3 was a measure regarding the casino resort hotel in Lorain as a pilot project. It failed with 37.7% votes in favor.

Text of measure

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. (Art. XV, Sec. 6)

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