Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman has appointed a new committee that would oversee gaming regulations in the state. In addition to overseeing gaming, the newly formed committee would analyze the impact of the industry in Ohio.
Ohio-based Gaming Committee
Earlier this week president of the senate Ohio Matt Huffman announced Creating a Senate Special Committee on Gaming in the state. The newly established committee would oversee the regulation of gambling in the country, as well as online gambling, online bingo machines and online lotteries. In addition, would analyze the impact of the game industry on the state.
Senator Kirk Schuring was appointed chairman of the new committee, and Senator Nathan Manning was appointed vice chairman. Senator Louis W. Blessing III, Senator George F. Lang, Senator Cecil Thomas, Senator Hearcel F. Craig and Senator Niraj Antani were also appointed to the new Gaming Committee.
"Growing gaming industry is something Ohio must be prepared for".
Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman
In his statement, Mr. Huffman acknowledged that Ohio's gambling industry is growing and the state must be prepared to address this issue. He added that the committee would be responsible for supervision of activities, but also for the task of " difficult questions ". In conclusion, Mr. Huffman emphasized that he could not to await the committee's recommendations. If all goes according to plan, the newly formed Games Committee is expected to begin in May.
Undoubtedly, the new committee would have a lot of work to do given the growing market in the country . Furthermore, last week Governor Mike DeWine revealed that Sports betting could be legalised this year. Although there have been several attempts to legalize in the Buckeye State, so far none of the projects have allowed it to pass.