From the Dispatch.

In a surprise move yesterday, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees came out in strong opposition to the Learn and Earn issue on November’s ballot that would allow casino and slot gambling in Ohio.

“If we are silent it implies we support it because we could benefit from it,” said trustee Les Wexner, Limited Brands founder. “I think it’s very clever — and bad public policy.”


Wexner, one of the more outspoken members of the OSU board, said he opposes the issue because it gives nine entities a gambling monopoly.

Trustee Robert H. Schottenstein agreed, saying Issue 3 “doesn’t smell right, feel right or seem fair” and sounds too good to be true.

“We do not think this is good for the state of Ohio,” said Schottenstein.

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