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Ohio Sports Gaming – Looming Pitfall for Ohio Liquor Permit Holders

With legal sports gaming set to begin on January 1, 2023, the Ohio Lottery Commission and Ohio Casino Control Commission are rushing to approve final regulations and license sports gaming businesses. As matters stand, there is still uncertainty…
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Ohio Constitutional Carry: Implications for Liquor Permitted Businesses

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As of June 13, 2022, the state of Ohio now allows most individuals to carry a concealed handgun in public without having to obtain a concealed handgun license (“CHL”). Our attorneys have identified several important implications (and potential…

Ohio Set to Legalize Sports Betting

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December 22, 2021  After a turbulent ten-month journey, Ohio is finally poised to legalize sports betting. HB 29, first proposed in April, has now passed in both houses of the Ohio General Assembly and is awaiting signature by Governor Mike…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Releases Applications for 73 New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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September 21, 2021  Since its inception in 2018, Ohio’s medical marijuana program has continuously struggled with poor patient accessibility. In November 2020, 62% of registered patients reported having to travel more than 10 miles to…

Sports Betting in Ohio: What You Should Know About the State’s Proposed Law & How to Obtain a License

June 24, 2021  After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on online sports betting in 2018, Ohio is on the verge of joining over two dozen states that have already entered this flourishing industry. On May 6, 2021, the Ohio…

Last Call: Emergency Rule Forces Ohio Bars and Restaurants to End Alcohol Sales at 10 P.M.

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August 3, 2020  All Ohio bars and restaurants are ordered to cease the sale of alcoholic beverages by 10 p.m. each night pursuant to an emergency adoption of the state’s Liquor Control Commission ruling signed into order by Ohio Governor…

Food Trucks Allowed to Operate at Ohio Rest Stops

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April 10, 2020  On April 10, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the creation of a state permit, which authorizes food trucks to operate at any of the state’s 86 rest areas. The move is an effort to help feed truck drivers and other…
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Cocktails To Go: Ohio Allows the Sale and Delivery of Hard Liquor Drinks

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April 7, 2020 Ohio restaurants and bars with an on-premises liquor permit may now sell drinks made with high-proof spirits for carry-out and for delivery with the purchase of a meal.  Customers are limited to two drinks “per meal.” The…

COVID-19: Mitigating Risk and Allowing for Limited Operations of Restaurant Business in Ohio for Carry-Out and Delivery

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A more recent article that explains Ohio's policy change on the sale and delivery of hard liquor drinks can be found here. March 16, 2020  In conjunction with the Ohio Governor’s Office, the Ohio Department of Health ordered the…

Pass the Permit: How to circumvent liquor permit quotas

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Are you having difficulty finding a liquor permit to transfer in your city, village or township? It's a common problem. Oftentimes, all of the permits are taken because the liquor permit quota in a particular area is maxed out. However, there…

Outdoor Refreshment Areas Offer Major Appeal to Local Developers, But Only Time Will Determine Their Long-Term Feasibility

As seen in the November 2016 issue of Properties magazine. It was more than 18 months ago that the Ohio legislature approved the creation of designated outdoor refreshment areas throughout the state to help spur economic growth, but Cleveland…