Good news and bad news. The bad news? Ohio doesn’t have legal online sports betting just yet. The good news? It’s coming January 1, 2023. Ohioans will be able to ring in the new year with wagers on their favorite sports. Plus, that launch date is just in time for Super Bowl LVII!
Overall, the Ohio sports betting market is shaping up to look very similar to other legal states, such as nearby Michigan or Indiana. To sign up and start betting, you’ll need to be 21 or older and within the state. You’ll confirm your age using a government-issued ID, and sportsbooks will confirm you’re within Ohio using GPS technology before you can place a bet. With a set launch date of January 1, 2023, you have plenty of time to get your ducks in a row before the time comes to register.
Ohio plans to grant up to 40 sports betting licenses, which means all the major players are anticipated to launch in the state. Some major operators already have a presence in Ohio via land-based casinos while others are lining up for an online launch in the state. We expect a handful to launch on or near January 1, including:
Keep in mind this list is subject to change as the launch date nears, but that’s a solid list of expected books.
All-in-all, Ohio is looking like it’ll be a sports betting force to be reckoned with. Read one for everything you need to know about the state’s upcoming sports betting launch.