Probable Cause Found In Anti-Casino Ad Complaint In Ohio
MyOhioNow has been battling anti-gambling groups since they began their efforts to bring a new casino to the state of Ohio. Up until recently, the anti-gambling groups had been playing by the rules.
That changed, however, when according to MyOhioNow, the Vote No On 6 group ran advertisements that contained false statements. MyOhioNow filed a formal complaint with the Ohio Election Commission over the ad.
The matter will now go to a full hearing after the OEC panel found probable cause that their was false statements in the ads that were made on behalf of the Penn National/Argosy Casino. The news was good for a group that is simply trying to bring revenue and jobs into Ohio.
"We are pleased with the panel's decision of probable cause and look forward to the full hearing. We filed this complaint as we were concerned with the false, misleading and deceptive statements made in the advertising financed by Penn National/Argosy Casino and their financed Vote For No on 6 PAC," said co-founder of MyOhioNow, Rick Lertzman.
This is not the first time that Penn National has been in the middle of a controversy involving competition. They pulled out of an agreement in Kansas because they were afraid that a neighboring casino would pose too much competition for their casino.
Penn National has shown that they like to have a monopoly over an area when it comes to casino gambling. If they cannot have that monopoly, they do whatever is necessary to ensure that people do not have choices in where they gamble. This is the reason for setting up Vote No On 6.
Even with the anti-gambling group, projections are that voters of Ohio will realize the positive effects that the new casino can bring to the state and will approve Issue 6.
October 23, 2008
Posted By Tom Jones
Staff Editor, CasinoGamblingWeb.com
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