Dan Gilbert owns the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s also the guy who going to own the Cleveland and Cincinnati casinos once they are built.
And it’s looking pretty likely that he’s also the guy who’s been funding LetOhioVote.org. LetOhioVote.org has been so far hiding the source of the millions of dollars it used to collect signatures to get their anti-slots proposal on the ballot.
Up until last week it was in Dan Gilbert’s best interest to keep slot machines out of Ohio race tracks because they would compete with his soon-to-be-built casinos.
But last week “the Ohio State Racing Commission approved the sale of Thistledown (racetrack) to Harrah’s Entertainment.” And Harrah’s, as part of their deal to operate Gilbert’s casinos, has agree to allow Dan Gilbert’s company to own part of the race track.
So now that it’s in Dan’s interest to have slots at race tracks what has LetOhioVote.org decided to do?
You guessed it – they just requested that their referendum be removed from the ballot.