Coin machine association takes Ohio to court

A coin machine association has taken Ohio to court.
A coin machine association has taken Ohio to court.

Ohio Coin Machine Association says state officials are exceeding their legal authority under a state emergency health order law.

US.- A trade association is taking the state of Ohio to court over its restrictions on citizens using coin-operated machines in certain parts of the state.

Many coin-operated machines are situated in bars, restaurants and other locations across Ohio.

But the machines are still restricted for usage, so the Ohio Coin Machine Association has decided to take the state to court.

The association says that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is operating double standards with the ban, due to the public not being equally banned from using the state’s lottery kiosks in bars.

The lawsuit was filed on May 21 at Lake County Common Pleas Court.

It accuses state officials of exceeding their legal authority under a state emergency health order law, according to the trade publication Replay.

Ohio’s gambling sector saw a good start to 2020 before the pandemic hit.

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