But then the game became "temporarily paused" later that day as Grayton Road Tavern awaits an answer from either the Attorney General's office or a court to tell them whether or not they can continue the game, the bar announced in a press release Thursday night.
Grayton Road Tavern said anyone who purchased a ticket will be contacted using the information on the back on their ticket for a full refund.
James Page, the owner of Grayton Road Tavern, issued the following statement as part of the announcement:
We apologize for the inconvenience. It is our hope that the Attorney General’s office, or the court system will make a fair and ethical decision, not only for our game, but for all of the Queen of Hearts games that are currently being held throughout the great State of Ohio.