Statewide leaders committed to defeating the Learn and Earn Casino Gambling Amendment today formally filed the Vote NO Casinos committee with the Ohio Secretary of State.
The Vote NO Casinos committee is co-chaired by Ohio Auditor of State Betty Montgomery and David Zanotti, President & CEO of the Ohio Roundtable, a non-profit independent public policy organization. Montgomery and Zanotti along with then Governor George Voinovich helped lead the successful campaign to defeat casino gambling in 1996. Senator Voinovich will also be working with the committee to defeat the Learn and Earn Casino amendment.
The Online Betting committee secretary is John Adams of Sandusky, Ohio. Mr. Adams helped lead the opposition to the 1990 casino campaign. Mr. Don McTigue, of Columbus, will serve as chief legal counsel to the committee.
Online Casino Gambling Lobby in Japan
The rise in popularity of online gambling throughout Asia has been well documented recently, and while there are those who are committed to erasing Internet gambling altogether such as China, there are also those who aim to take advantage of the particular economic opportunity it provides.
A recent campaign has been launched in Japan to legalise both online and land based casinos, and has been backed by the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. An arm of the committee on tourism has suggested that the legalisation of online gambling in Japan would provide an economic boost for the country, in a move that could lead the way for a change of policy towards online casinos not only in Japan, but also throughout other parts of Asia.
The committee is expected to open discussions with government officials with the prospect of online gambling operators being invited for future talks.
However the news has been tempered by social action …