Go Gamble!: Anti-Gambling Group "LetOhioVote" withdraws Petitions from Nov. Ballot

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An anti-gambling group has withdrawn its petitions in Ohio.

With the opposition, LetOhioVote, taking themselves off the November ballot that clears the way for more than 17,000 slot machines in tracks across the state.

People at Thistledown were on cloud nine after hearing the news.

"Excellent news. Oh my goodness, I could dance."

"There's been a lot of peaks and valleys here and this looks like a nice peak."

The group that was attempting to block the addition of slots in racetracks by putting it to Ohio voters.

The track's representative Bob Roberts says they're cautiously optimistic.

And if Governor Strickland goes through with his plan to use slots as a new revenue stream it'll level the playing field.

"When you go to Presque Isle and Mountaineer you see a bunch of Ohio license plates I think they'll come home and stay home," said Bob Roberts, Thistledown.

"If we get the slots, I stay here forever. You were contemplating moving, leaving the city and now you're not going to do it? No I'm going to stay," said Rod Madrigal, horse owner/trainer.

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