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Ohio AG: Lottery's gambling machine plan not legal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state attorney general says the Ohio Lottery's plan to replace illegal video raffle machines with new gambling devices at veterans posts and fraternal lodges is unconstitutional because the amount of net proceeds it would yield for education would be too small.

Lottery proceeds must go to education under state law, though it doesn't specify an amount.

Attorney General Mike DeWine tells The Columbus Dispatch that the proceeds going to schools under the proposal would be much smaller than the percentage provided by existing lottery games.

Members of the Ohio Veterans and Fraternal Charitable Coalition have said they don't want the next-generation electronic games because the arrangement wouldn't let posts generate enough for charity.

 

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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