It makes us a little uneasy to layer more praise on Gov. Ted Strickland. But last Tuesday's events force our hand: he came out solidly against gambling in Ohio.
He clearly stated to allow “skill-based” video gambling would expand gambling in the state and violate the wishes of Ohio voters. He even pledged to veto the Senate-approved bill that would allow slot-machine-style gambling on old horse races, at horse racetracks. Also, Attorney General Marc Dann is belatedly recognizing the gambling industry is inherently dishonest ...
Ohio voters already have shown, most recently last fall, they don't want gambling expanded. The Legislature, with Republicans who ought to know better, should follow suit.
- The (Findlay) Courier