The chairman of Ohio’s Joint Committee on Gaming and Wagering will introduce legislation in the coming weeks to allow the state lottery to begin accepting cashless payments, as well as selling lottery tickets at gas pumps and online.
Republican Senator Bill Coley told GamblingCompliance he is interested in helping the Ohio Lottery generate 5 percent in additional revenues from debit and credit card purchases, play at the pump and online ticket sales.
“The director [Dennis Berg] did not believe that he needed a lot of legislative changes, but we may put some stuff in the budget or pass other legislation to make sure the board that is running the lottery gets a directive that they are to do this and it’s up to them to work out the details of it,” Coley said.
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