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Ohio considering lowering gambling age

14 August 2009

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As reported by WKYC-TV: "The charity poker games at the Nautica Powerhouse in Cleveland have been raking in some big cash for five years now.

"Net profits for this year will exceed $2 million dollars.

"Those numbers could be even higher if Ohio drops the gambling age to 18.

"Ohio is considering a plan to let 18-year-olds play slot machines when they are installed at race tracks across the state.

"...In the states of New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and South Dakota, gambling is allowed starting at the age of 18.

"The Ohio Council of churches plans to fight any change to lower the gambling age in Ohio..."

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