3772.27 Initial investment.

(A) Each initial licensed casino operator of each of the four casino facilities shall make an initial investment of at least two hundred fifty million dollars for the development of each casino facility.

(B) If a casino operator has made an initial investment of at least one hundred twenty-five million dollars at the time a license is issued, the casino operator shall spend the remainder of the minimum two-hundred-fifty-million-dollar total required initial investment within thirty-six months after the issuance of that license.

(C) A licensed casino operator may open a casino facility in phases and may have gaming areas in one or more buildings, facilities, rooms, or areas that together constitute a single casino facility within the boundaries of one or more of the properties described in Section 6(C)(9) of Article XV, Ohio Constitution, and, if located on more than one of those properties, is connected by one or more of the following:

(1) Property owned by the casino operator or any of its affiliates;

(2) Property leased by the casino operator or any of its affiliates;

(3) Access over property under the right of the casino operator or any of its affiliates, whether it be by skyways, walkways, roadways, easements, or rights of way;

(4) Nongaming amenities.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.44, HB 277, §1, eff. 10/17/2011.

Added by 128th General AssemblyFile No.38, HB 519, §1, eff. 9/10/2010.