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{{Gambling}}{{tnr}}'''Ohio Ballot Measure 3''', also known as the '''Gambling and College Scholarships - Learn and Earn Act''', was on the [[Ohio 2006 ballot measures|November 7, 2006]] election ballot in [[Ohio]].  It was defeated, with 43.1% of voters in favor.   
{{Gambling}}'''Ohio Ballot Measure 3''', also known as the '''Gambling and College Scholarships - Learn and Earn Act''', was on the [[Ohio 2006 ballot measures|November 7, 2006]] election ballot in [[Ohio]].  It was defeated, with 43.1% of voters in favor.   
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* Votes in favor: 1,753,452.  
 
* Votes in favor: 1,753,452.  

Revision as of 11:09, 20 August 2009

Voting on Gambling
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Ohio Ballot Measure 3, also known as the Gambling and College Scholarships - Learn and Earn Act, was on the November 7, 2006 election ballot in Ohio. It was defeated, with 43.1% of voters in favor.
  • Votes in favor: 1,753,452.
  • Votes against: 2,286,840.

Text of the proposal

The language that appeared on the ballot:

This amendment to the Constitution would:

- Permit up to 31,500 slot machines at seven horse racing tracks and at two Cleveland non-track locations. Permit expanded gaming in the four Cuyahoga County locations if approved by the county's voters.

- Distribute the revenues as follows:

-- 55% to the slot and casino owners and operators.

-- 30% to the Board of Regents for college scholarships and grants to eligible students and administration of the program.

-- The remaining revenues to be divided among local governments, race tracks for purse money, gambling addiction services, and

-- The administration of the Gaming Integrity Commission comprised of five members appointed by the governor and the majority legislative leaders.

The moneys provided by this amendment are to supplement and not supplant existing and future constitutional obligations to post-secondary education and local governments.

A majority yes vote is necessary for passage.[1]


Donors pro and con

A total of $28.4 million was spent pro and con on Measure 3, with nearly all of that ($27.2 million) coming from the unsuccessful pro-committee.

Yes on 3

The top donors to the "Yes on 3" committee were:

  • The Ohio Legacy Fund, $3.5 million.
  • Jacobs Entertainment, $2.9 million.
  • Forest City Enterprises, $2.8 million.
  • MTR Gaming Group, $2.7 million.
  • Delaware North Gaming, $2.6 million.
  • Heartland Jockey Club, $2.6 million.
  • Penn National Gaming, $2.6 million.
  • Riverdown Race Track, $2.6 million.
  • Thistledown, $2.6 million.
  • Northfield Park, $1.2 million.[2]

Vote No to Slots

The top donors to the opposition campaign were:

  • Carl Linder, $500,000.
  • Wolfe Enterprises, $150,000.
  • Nork, Inc. $100,000.
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance, $100,000.

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Ballot Measures Database
  2. Donors to and against Measure 3