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Weekly Reporter Roundtable

May 21, 2018
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On Wednesday, a panel of Ohio Senate members discussed possible gun control bills put forth by Governor John Kasich. The bills included red flag legislation as well as banning the purchase of guns by third parties.

Join us today as we discuss gun control options for Ohio, the impact the recent ECOT scandal can have on poll results, and much more.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown take odds on whether the state will make a play for sports gambling. Meanwhile, down at the Statehouse, Republicans can't seem to agree on who to bet on for Speaker of the House.

A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.
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Lawmakers are weighing the state’s options in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legalized sports betting throughout the country.

As they consider legal pathways, a well-known gambling proponent is moving ahead with a campaign to put a legalization question on an upcoming ballot.

The Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting

May 16, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday to give states the power to decide if they want to allow betting on sports events. The decision was the latest milestone in an decades-old dispute on the pros and cons of such gambling.

Join us today as we discuss plans already underway in other states to take advantage of the ruling, legislation in the works that would allow Congress to gain more control of the betting, and opinions on the issue from Ohio leaders. 

A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.
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After the United State Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting, the rush to capitalize on the industry is on.

Updated 2:06 a.m. ET Tuesday

The Supreme Court threw open the door to legalized sports betting on Monday. By a 6-3 vote, the court struck down a 1992 federal law that effectively prevented most states from legalizing sports betting.

"Congress can regulate sports gambling directly, but if it elects not to do so, each State is free to act on its own," the court wrote.