CARNIVALWAREHOUSE.COM SPONSOR AD
CarnivalWarehouse.com
Galaxy Amusement Sales - LED Lighting Waterloo Tent & Tarp
JKJ Workforce Agency KOLMAX PLUS
News Video Message Board Classifieds Top 50 Fairs Photos Directories Calendar Enthusiasts About Us Home
Wisdom Rides - Click Here Schantz Trailers BROWNS AMUSEMENTS - NOW HIRING CHESTNUT - LED LIGHTING FIRESTONE FINANCIAL
Hitch Hiker Manufacturing EWorks Pro LED Light Shows Wade Shows:  Now Hiring Berk Concession Supply Dreamland Amusements:  Help Wanted - Click Here DEGGELLER - HELP WANTED
Exclusive News and Interviews
Share |

OHIO SHOWMEN'S ASSOCIATION OPPOSES NEW GAMBLING DEVICES

4/3/2007

By GOSA Press Release

Rides 4U - NEW AND USED RIDES Farrow Finance Rides 4U - LED LIGHTING PACKAGES Farrow Finance

Zanesville, Ohio -- The only organization representing all phases of the Outdoor
Amusement Industry in Ohio issued a strong statement recently. The topic was the
existence of hundreds of electronic video gambling devices operating around the state.

The Greater Ohio Showmenss Association (G.O.S.A.) represents 400 members who regularly manage amusement rides, food concessions and games of skill at hundreds of outdoor events all around the state including county fairs. According to the G.O.S.A. Board of Trustees, video games as they are currently being operated in storefronts and in various clubs are in flagrant violation of Ohio law and are anything but games of skill.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (O.D.A.) has the responsibility of inspecting legitimate games of skill at Ohio fairs within its Ride Safety Division. The O.D.A. has the authority to do this derived from the Ohio Revised Code 2915.10. The G. O. S.A. is concerned that these devices, often referred to as "skill slots" because of their similarity to slot machines, if allowed to continue to operate will inevitably find their way to family events and even county fairs. Jim Truex, Division Chief of the Ride Safety Division of the O.D.A., which inspects games of skill, has stated that these games are not games of skill and, therefore, are not legal at Ohio's county fairs.

The G.O.S.A. makes further reference to a recent case in Franklin County Common Pleas Court that examined in depth the question of whether the machines, as currently configured, were actually games of skill. The Courtss decision was that they were indeed not, citing Case #06CV-5326. As a result of this, the Attorney General of the State of Ohio issued an Opinion that these machines were not skill based.

The G.O.S.A. Board of Trustees advises its members and the general public that if these devices exist in their communities, they might want to ask the county sheriff or city police if they have established a policy or course of action relative to their continued operation.

For more information, contact the G.O.S.A. on the World Wide Web at www.mygosa.net.

Lifetime Products



Receive Carnival and Fair Industry News Sent Directly To Your Inbox

Sign up for our email news list to receive up-to-the-minute industry news sent directly to your email inbox. When breaking news hits, we automatically send a news bulletin to all of our subscribers. It's free, and only from CarnivalWarehouse.com!

E-mail address:    Your Name:
 
How are you affilliated with the industry?
Fan:    |  Fair or Event:    |  Manufacturer or Supplier:    |  Owner: |  Employee:   |   Other: 

OFFICIAL NEWS SPONSOR
Carnival Alert


Belle City is NOW HIRING FOR 2017!  Ride Supers and Ride Foremen - Chance Giant Wheel Foreman - Electrician Wanted!  Call Zack: 321-578-0449 or 
Charles 407-399-1831

LIFETIME Products is building bunk houses for carnivals, concessionaires, entertainers and more with units starting at just $39,900.  Call 813-781-9182 for info.

All Around Amusements is now hiring ride, game, food, help for the 2017 season.  Call 815-725-2323 for more info or visit www.allaroundamusementsinc.com

Galaxy Amusement Sales - LED Tube lights, LED lights, and much more!  Visit www.galaxysales.net or call 800-404-5873

Replacement Parts Resource specializes in replacement parts for Eyerly and Oregon Rides built amusement rides.  Replacement parts are available for the Octopus, Spider, Loop O Plane, Rock O Plane, and may more!

Follow Us:
FacebookTwitterYouTube