Ohio Gambling and Lotteries Laws
Lotteries, casinos, race tracks, and other games of chance often are proposed as ways to raise tax revenue for the state, with varying results. What all of these have in common is their regulation through state laws, which define the manner in which lotteries and casinos may be operated and levies taxes on these activities. Ohio runs a statewide lottery with revenues used to support elementary, secondary, vocational, and special education programs. Casinos have recently been legalized in four cities and on Native American land. This section covers Ohio laws related to the state lottery, horse racing, and gambling in general.