Ohio casino rules govern chip color, size, more

THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press Published:

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Regulators of Ohio's casino industry have drafted more than 340 pages of rules ranging from the color of betting chips to who fixes slot machines.

The rules, many patterned on casino regulations in other states, will govern casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

Executive Director Matt Schuler with the Ohio Casino Control Commission said Thursday that the rules amount to a playbook for Ohio's casinos.

Rules adopted by the commission must go before a legislation committee.

The rules govern games, licensing and oversight, some in exhaustive detail. Chips will be color-coded by denomination.

The industry sounds satisfied. Spokesman Bob Tenenbaum with Penn National Gaming, which will operate casinos in Columbus and Toledo, says the commission has done a terrific job in less than a year.