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Ohioans again reject casino gambling
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at 11:22:20 AM
Ohio voters Nov. 4 rejected a proposed $600-million casino--the fourth time plans for expanded gambling in the state have been turned down since 1990.
In unofficial returns, the gambling issue was defeated 63% to 37% with 93% of the vote counted.
Representatives of Ohio's struggling horseracing industry generally opposed Issue 6 because the casino would have created more competition and provided no funds for racing. In 2006, Ohio voters defeated a referendum that would have authorized video lottery terminals at seven racetracks in the state.
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