"ONE NEED not do extensive research into the historical background of bingo or lottery regulation in the State of Ohio before becoming aware that the current state of confusion in the law is not without precedent. Particularly in the large metropolitan centers, regulating and policing schemes and games of chance have presented a perennial problem.' With the advent of constitutionally authorized charitable bingo in November of 1975,' several legislative regulatory schemes were enacted. Each eventually gave rise to a more serious proliferation of problems in enforcing the legislative limitations. The critical proportions of the bingo problem were reflected in Amended House Bill 1547, enacted on December 6, 1976 as an emergency measure"
Ravenscraft, Patricia and Reilly, Elizabeth
"Perspectives on Ohio Bingo Regulation: An Historical Analysis and Proposals for Change,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 10
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