More efforts this fall to legalize sports betting in Ohio? A good bet.
Ohioans will have to hold off from planning their next Buckeyes-Bengals-Browns parlay, but perhaps for not too much longer. Ohio lawmakers did not finalize a proposal on legal sports gambling before departing the Statehouse for a summer break. But it’s a sure bet they will take a close look at the issue upon returning to […]
Sports betting in Ohio takes one more step toward legalization
This time next year, Ohioans could be placing sports bets on Cincinnati Reds games or choosing an underdog to win it all at the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin. That’s if the Ohio House of Representatives quickly follows the lead of the state senate, whose members approved the framework for legalized sports betting earlier this […]
Ohio responsible gambling org. urges care in legalizing sports betting
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Ohioans with gambling addiction is concerned the legalization of sports betting and electronic bingo could parlay into broader problems across the state. The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio takes no position on the question of expanding the state’s legal gaming opportunities, its executive director Derek Longmeier said. But if […]
New bill proposes legal sports betting at Ohio casinos, lotto retailers
Ohioans may soon have the opportunity to place legal sports bets at casino properties, lottery retailers and possibly even in sports arenas. Lawmakers formally introduced a highly-anticipated proposal to legalize sports gambling in the state. The legislation will move quickly and members expressed hope it could be passed as early as next month. Senate Bill […]
Ohio’s professional sports teams want in on legalized sports betting
Ohio’s professional sports teams are in favor of legalized sports gambling and want in on the action. A coalition of eight pro teams (plus the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin) announced support for a legislative effort to legalize sports gambling in the state. A group of lawmakers spent the early months of 2021 hearing testimony […]
If sports gambling is legalized, where should Ohioans be able to bet?
Momentum appears to be growing for legalized sports betting in Ohio. The key question of where Ohioans will be able to place bets is being debated, and the decision could have major implications for businesses and schools. One by one, states across the country are embracing this fast-growing industry as a way of capturing tax […]
Ohio House passes sports betting bill
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would allow Ohioans to place bets on sports. The bill passed 83-10. It now heads to the Ohio Senate, which has been working on a similar proposal with a different regulatory body and lower tax rate. The House bill would give oversight responsibilities 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 […]