|A new site in Ohio is offering players the chance to play instant bingo online, with proceeds going to Firestone Park, an Akron-based sponsor of baseball leagues.|
Gamblers at www.winohio.com can make donations of up to $100 which are then converted into credits as they wager.
There are four games at the site, all versions of instant bingo, which offer prizes between $2 and $100. If all the tickets are played, the charity’s profit is $59.
The site’s legality has been called into question but Chris Slagle, spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery, said that the charity’s use of the Internet to raise money was not illegal.