Ohio Measure 3, Casino Gambling (2006)

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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.

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.

See also