Cuyahoga County

Statement on Casino Shutdown

May 22, 2013

CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty issued the following statement in response to the Senate passing legislation effectively shutting down all Internet gambling casinos in the State of Ohio. 

“These 500 illegal, unregulated, corner gambling parlors have been making tens of millions of dollars by swindling their poor, elderly, and vulnerable slot players.

Credit belongs to the Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas Charles and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine who refused to be intimidated by big money or politics. They and their investigators were determined to end the exploitation.”  

Contact:  Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, (216) 698-2819, cell (216) 299-9326 or     

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