DeWine Calls Electronic Raffle Devices Unconstitutional

Dec 26, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the Ohio Lottery's plan to replace illegal video raffle machines with new gambling devices at veterans posts and fraternal lodges is unconstitutional.

DeWine says the amount of net proceeds set aside for education would be much smaller than the percentage provided by the existing lottery games. Lottery proceeds must go to education under state law, though it doesn't specify an amount. Members of the Ohio Veterans and Fraternal Charitable Coalition have said they do not want the new devices because posts would not be able generate enough revenue for charity.