......... but the elected state officials have turned a deaf ear to the issue. Governor Strickland has issued an executive order to place up to 2,500 slots at each of Ohio's 7 horse racing tracks. In fact, the people have turned down expanded gambling and/or casinos in Ohio 4 times since 1990, most recently in November of 2008.
I don't think slot machines will be placed into these horse race tracks with out a fight. There will be some type of lawsuit on behalf of the voter of Ohio arguing the fact that the voters have turned down increased gambling in the state. There will be some sort of lawsuit arguing that it will form a monopoly by allowing only 7 horse racetracks to have slot machines with out allowing outsiders to come in to provide slot machines at other locations.
I'm sorry Strickland, but I believe you face an uphill battle to place slot machines in the existing horse race tracks as a way to balance the state's budget.