Republican lawmaker Sen. Bill Coley sponsored the amendment. He tells The Cincinnati Enquirer it’s intended to help law enforcement crack down on money laundering and people who use gambling to conceal sources of money acquired illegally. In such cases, people might exchange that money for chips and then redeem them as alleged casino winnings.
Ohio’s four voter-approved casinos have hundreds of cameras for security and monitoring gambling operations. Coley, of Butler County’s Liberty Township, says the measure wouldn’t require extra surveillance.