VLT Central

Video Lottery was introduced in the State of Ohio in 2012 when Governor John Kasich signed Executive Order 2011-22K, which authorized the Lottery to amend and adopt rules necessary to implement a video lottery program at Ohio’s seven (7) horse racing facilities. The Ohio Lottery is responsible for licensing of video lottery sales agents (VLSA), their employees, and manufacturers and distributors of video lottery terminals. The team is responsible for the collection and disbursement of VLT revenue, as well as compliance with Lottery rules and regulations, operating standards, and minimum internal controls. The Ohio Lottery receives the proceeds from the video lottery terminal income less a commission paid to the VLSA.

Questions regarding the Video Lottery program may be directed to [email protected].
Questions regarding Video Lottery Licensing may be directed to [email protected]

Racino Quick Links

Click on the logos below to visit the websites for our seven Racinos across the state.

Eldorado Gaming | Scioto Downs JACK Thistledown Racino MGM Northfield-Formerly Hard Rock Rocksino Miami Valley Gaming Belterra Park Cincinnati Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Raceway

Racino Resources

This page includes operating standards, minimum internal controls, licensing applications, and other documents for Racinos.

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Technology Provider Resources

This page contains the forms, applications, and operating procedures for Technology Providers.

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Racetrack Employee Resources

Employees of a Racetrack are required to be licensed by the Ohio Lottery and the Racing Commission; the forms, applications and documents related to obtaining licensure are located here. Processing and instruction will be provided by Racetrack HR.

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VLT Revenues

Every month we post revenues from all seven Racinos across the state.

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Rules and Laws

The Lottery Commission is governed by ORC 3770. The Rules promulgated by the commission for the Video Lottery program are located in OAC 3770:2.

Bulletins & Notices


The seven racino properties allow patrons 21 years or older to present winning tickets for cashing and claiming at designated times. Please see https://www.ohiolottery.com/claiming/cashing-locations for available times, cashing procedures, fees, and other information.