What changes do Ohio budget drafters have in mind for sports betting?
Sports betting went live in Ohio just five months ago. But lawmakers are already wrangling over small tweaks and big changes for the industry in the state budget. Ohio established its sports gaming system in late 2021, but it didn’t go live until Jan. 1 this year. One of the chief questions lawmakers had to […]
Bar machine operators gave $100k to nonprofit that pleaded guilty in statehouse bribery case
A trade association connected to bar machine operators paid $100,000 to a political nonprofit that pleaded guilty to its role in an alleged bribery operation engineered by the former Speaker of the Ohio House, tax records show. The 2019 payment came from the Fair Gaming Coalition of Ohio (FGCO), which has deep ties to the […]
Ohio House to vote on sports betting proposal
A bill that would allow Ohioans to gamble on sports without leaving the couch cleared a major hurdle Wednesday and will head to the House floor. House Bill 194 passed the House Finance Committee with a bipartisan majority. The legislation, if signed, would allow anyone aged 21-and-up to wager on sports either online or in […]