Today sports betting in Ohio is legal – both in person and online, via a plethora of gambling sites and apps
Ohio went all in on sports betting when Governor Mike DeWine affixed his signature to House Bill 29 on December 22nd, 2021, marking the day when sports betting gained legal status in the state.

Subsequent to the bill’s endorsement, the Ohio Casino Gaming Control Commission commenced the task of formulating the intricate rules and regulations that would govern the sports betting landscape.

The much-anticipated launch of sports betting in Ohio was scheduled for no later than January 1st, 2023, and on that significant day, both the digital and brick-and-mortar facets of the industry became fully operational.

Who is Responsible for Ohio’s regulated sports betting and gambling industry?

The Ohio sports betting arena is under the vigilant supervision of the Ohio Casino Gaming Control Commission. This regulatory body not only oversees the operational framework but also spearheads the creation of essential rules and guidelines for the industry, all while steering the operator application process.

Which legal sportsbooks have established their presence in Ohio?

Ohio’s sports betting legislation extends its arms to a diverse array of entities, including casinos, racinos, sports teams, and local businesses, enabling them to apply for coveted sports wagering licenses. According to the legislation, the state can host a total of 42 physical sports betting destinations.

Racetracks: Ohio has 7 racinos – racetracks which offer slot style casino games on the premises andn which operate a retail sportsbook on site. Generally Racinos in OH partner with an online sports betting partner.

As of now, the following 15 gaming and racing establishments have secured approval for retail sportsbooks. Expect more venues to grace the ever-expanding list in the coming months.

Retail Sportsbooks in Ohio
Brick & Mortar Property Sportsbook Location
Belterra Park FanDuel Anderson Township
Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Caesars Columbus
Great American Ball Park BetMGM Cincinnati
Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Hard Rock Cincinnati
Hollywood Casino Columbus Barstool Columbus
Hollywood Casino Toledo Barstool Toledo
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway Barstool Dayton
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Barstool Youngstown
JACK Cleveland Casino BetJACK Cleveland
JACK Thistledown Racino BetJACK Cleveland
MGM Northfield Park BetMGM Northfield
Miami Valley Gaming MVGBet Lebanon
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Caesars Cleveland
Taft’s Ale House SuperBook Cincinnati

Ohio’s sports betting legislation goes the extra mile by permitting the installation of sports betting kiosks at various businesses across the state. An extensive roster of approved sports betting kiosk operators can be found here.

Exploring Sports Betting Apps in Ohio

Ohio’s progressive legislation also ushers in the era of mobile sports betting, allowing mobile operators to vie for one of the 25 available online sports betting licenses.
Notably, these online licenses do not necessitate a connection to a land-based gambling license holder.

Retail Sportsbooks in Ohio
Sportsbook Launched
DraftKings January 1st 2023
FanDuel January 1st 2023
Caesars Sportsbook January 1st 2023
BetMGM January 1st 2023
Barstool Sportsbook January 1st 2023
Bally Bet January 1st 2023
PointsBet January 1st 2023
Bet365 January 1st 2023
Tipico January 1st 2023
BetRivers January 1st 2023
Betfred January 1st 2023
Hard Rock January 1st 2023
Betway January 1st 2023
betPARX January 1st 2023
betly TBC
Superbook January 1st 2023
betJACK January 1st 2023
Out of the Gate TBC
BetFanatics TBC
Betr January 1st 2023
Underdog Fantasy Sportsbook TBC