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 VLT@lottery.ohio.gov
Questions regarding Video Lottery Licensing may be directed to Brian.Sindelar@lottery.ohio.gov
Racino Quick Links
Click on the logos below to visit the websites for our seven Racinos across the state.
An entity may apply for a Video Lottery Sales Agent license using the forms, applications, and documents located on this page. Operating procedures are posted here also.
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For Technology Providers
This page contains the forms, applications, and operating procedures for Technology Providers.
For Racetrack Employees
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.
Every month we post revenues from all seven Racinos across the state.
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.
- Monthly VLT Bulletin - No changes for December, 2018
- Monthly VLT Bulletin - No changes for November, 2018
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/BankLocator
for available times, cashing procedures, fees, and other information.