There are 88 counties in the state of Ohio. All of the counties will be
receiving a check from the state's casinos today. The money being paid to the
counties is based on a percentage of revenues earned by the casinos.
Lucas County was the first to receive its check. The amount was for $192,000.
The money will be deposited into the general fund. Part of the money will go to
the county's sheriff department. The remainder of the money will go to balancing
of the Lucas County budget.
Checks will be sent to all of Ohio's counties two times a year. The next revenue
checks will be sent in the fall. School districts will also receive checks twice
a year. Those checks will be sent in January of next year.
Over $46.5 million was earned from slot machines and gaming tables in June at
Cleveland and Toledo casinos.
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