Ohio Regulators Approve The First 200 Sports Betting Licenses 

Ohio Regulators Approve The First 200 Sports Betting Licenses 

-Ohio regulators granted 200 sports betting licenses ahead of the 2023 market start. 

Ohio sports betting legislation also authorizes mobile applications and retail sportsbooks in casinos and stadiums.

-Ohio residents can bet on NFL games and other major sports betting events months before the much-awaited launch of Ohio sports betting market via the legal off-shore betting site Bovada.

Ohio Sports Betting

Kiosk Will Provide Four Sorts of Bets in Ohio

Type C sports Gaming Host licenses let venues to place kiosks that may accept up to $700 per week from Ohio adults. 

The kiosks will provide four sorts of bets, including point spreads and four-game parlays. 

Ohio’s sports gambling legislation also authorizes mobile applications and retail sportsbooks in casinos and stadiums. Applicants for the new market applied in June.

 In relation to this, Bars and restaurants need a $1,000 host license from the Ohio Casino Control Commission to get kiosks. A lottery retailer in good standing and a D-1, D-2, or D-5 liquor license are also required. 

Then they must cooperate with a machine-operating firm under an OCCC Type C proprietor license.

The Ohio Lottery has pre-approved more than 1,200 organizations to seek Type C sports betting licenses. 

By August 15, the commission had received 652 applications, with the first 200 accepted Wednesday. Statewide candidates are approved. 

More than a dozen Cleveland restaurants were approved, while 18 of the first 200 are in Columbus. These venues crossed a crucial obstacle this week, but more work remains before launch.

OCCC to Continue Accepting Applications 

Next stages include submitting compliance documentation on security and ethical gaming standards. Many of these locations will undoubtedly install TVs and more seats. 

Beginning January 1, candidates will have three-year licenses. Sports betting licenses may still be sought for. Bowling alleys, golf courses, and grocery shops may also apply if they meet the requirements.

In a statement released Wednesday, the OCCC stated it would continue to accept applications from lottery merchants. “The Commission expects to continue licensing Type-C sports gambling hosts who missed the application window before the universal start date. 

This doesn’t imply hosts “may apply at any moment,” but it means that those who apply in the next few weeks “are still likely” to offer sports gambling on January 1.

Major grocery brands Kroger and Giant Eagle have sought to host sports betting kiosks. Kroger has applied for licenses at 42 sites throughout the state, while Giant Eagle has been prequalified for 63 shops. Ohioans may bet on Browns games next year.

About Lou De Aguila

Lou Aguila is a news and feature writer for Golden Casino News. For over a decade, Lou has published news and featured articles for some of the most reputable sports betting and online casino sites in the world, including BetNow.UK, VegasOdds, and BWin. Apart from being a hardcore live casino punter, he also covers sports stories in North American leagues from time to time.