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On April 23, 2018, new rules take effect related to skill games in Ohio.  Beginning on April 23and running through July 22, all type B and C operators and vendors that want to continue conducting or participating in skill-based amusement games (SBAM) must register with the Commission. All key employees must also separately apply for and obtain a license, as well as the locations for type C operators.  The Commission will also begin accepting requests for game and technology approval on April 23. 

Vendors and type C operators must pay a $3,000 application fee and then a $3,000 license fee for a three-year license.  Type B operators must pay a $1,500 application fee and then a $1,500 license fee for a three-year license.  Type C locations and key employees must pay a $250 application fee and then a $250 license fee for a five-year license. 

The regulations divide SBAMs into three categories:  A, B, and C.  Type A SBAMs allow a player to win free replays but cannot offer tickets, tokens, vouchers, coupons or any other thing of value.  Type A SBAMs are machines like pinball games or video games.  Type B SBAMs may allow a player to win a merchandise prize worth no more than $10 and cannot be a gas card.  Type B SBAMs are the typical crane/claw type games.  Type C SBAMs are all other machines that don’t fall into type A or type B. 

A copy of the new rules can be accessed  here.

 

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