On the operations side, it requires public disclosure of the names and business addresses for key casino management employees and vendors, but more detailed information — such as tax and business information — will be kept confidential.
Here is a breakdown of other items in the bill:
Horseracing: Requires tracks to race horses 125 days a year by 2015, authorizes the sale of state land in Turtlecreek Twp. to the Lebanon Trotting Club and Miami Valley Trotting, allows video slots to be operated at existing tracks while new tracks are being built and establishes a $12 million fund to redevelop racetracks no longer in use.
VLTs: Authorizes the licensing of VLT technology vendors, testing laboratories and gaming employees; names the State Lottery Commission and the State Racing Commission as the agencies charged with developing rules on VLTs; requires VLT permit holders to contribute 1 percent of their revenues toward addiction treatment services and ensures liquor can be served at tracks with VLTs.
Charitable gaming: Allows bingo games to go two hours later, until 2 a.m.; allows charities to pay their dealers; lets charity casinos operate for up to five days a year; permits charity card rooms to operate up to 128 hours a year and allows fraternal and veteran organizations to pay property taxes out of gross receipts from charity gaming.
Penn National, which is building casinos in Toledo and Columbus, plans to move its harness racing track from Toledo to vacant land at Needmore and Wagner Ford roads in Dayton. The $200 million facility is expected to create 1,500 direct and indirect jobs and open in 2013.
Meanwhile, Lebanon Raceway is planning a $150 million facility with VLTs and harness racing along Interstate 75. The operation is currently at the county-owned fairgrounds.
A House floor vote, scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed to give lawmakers time to deal with amendments.