Gambling payments aren't quite a jackpot for Ohio schools

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Monday, March 10, 2014

Ohio's more than 600 school districts were supposed to reap a multimillion-dollar jackpot from new taxes produced from the state's four new casinos.

But one year and 10 months after the first casino opened in Cleveland, the schools are finding their winnings more window dressing than windfall.

An Enquirer analysis of casino tax money through December shows that $130.6 million has been distributed statewide to schools, which have used it for teachers, books and supplies.

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