Ohio, four others are battleground states for casino initiatives in November

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ohio-casino As Barack Obama and John McCain battle for Ohio’s 20 electoral votes in a bad economy, voters will decide the fate of a proposed $600 million casino in southwest Ohio. The Buckeye state does not allow casino gaming within its borders and is one of five states with ballot measures seeking to introduce or expand such gaming this fall.

David Waddell, a columnist for The Detroit News, looks at Ohio’s ballot measure, Issue Six, and provides a summary of what’s at stake in initiatives to expand casino gaming in Colorado, Maine, Maryland and Missouri.

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