Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Tic-Tac Toe-Tag: Skills games slot machines ousted

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 3:52 PM

Ohio’s slot machine parlors (D’Oh! That’s “skill-games” parlors) were finally read their last rites today, when Governor Ted Strickland signed into law a bill that banned the controversial arcade games, which crept into Ohio a few years ago thanks to a gaping loophole in the gambling statute. As a disclaimer, C-Notes has no problem with gambling. In fact, as a general rule, anything that deals with strippers, slot machines, or high-grade marijuana we’re pretty much all in favor of. But these games weren’t like normal slot machines; they were cheats, with pay-outs several times lower than machines like the ones in Las Vegas and Niagara Falls. That’s sort of like when some older kids sold this blogger some oregano in the 9th grade, claiming it was Northern Lights genetically bred with Dominoes Pizza. Not cool, dudes! Now that Strickland’s signed the bill, the ban goes into effect immediately. You know what that means Cleveland. Fill up the tank. We’re going back to New York! -- Jared Klaus

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation