The coalition that opposed the last gambling issue in Ohio is now focusing its efforts against a proposed casino near Wilmington in Clinton County. "Vote No Casinos" helped defeat the Learn and Earn issue in 2006. Dave Zanotti is with Ohio Roundtable, part of the effort to stop the latest casino proposal.
Zanotti says the coalition will be focusing on the actual language of the amendment. He doubts the economic benefits being promised by casino supporters will come through, especially in this down economy. My Ohio Now is promoting the issue. That group says the casino-resort would create 5,000 jobs and generate millions in tax revenue that would be shared by Ohio's 88 counties. My Ohio Now is currently gathering signatures to put the issue on the November ballot.