Is Sports Betting Legal in Ohio?
Sports betting is not legal in Ohio.
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Sports Betting is not available in Ohio.

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Is Sports Betting Legal in Ohio?

Sports betting is not yet legal in Ohio, though the state House and Senate have both proposed legislation that would legalize it.

Can You Bet on Sports Online in Ohio?

You can’t bet on sports online in Ohio … yet. State legislators are considering two bills -- one proposed by the House and another by the Senate -- either of which would legalize online sports betting in Ohio.

Is DraftKings Sportsbook Legal in Ohio?

No, DraftKings Sportsbook does not operate in Ohio.

Is FanDuel Sportsbook Legal in Ohio?

No, FanDuel Sportsbook does not operate in Ohio.

Is MyBookie Legal in Ohio?

MyBookie is not legal in Ohio. If the state legalizes mobile sports betting, MyBookie would not be needed.

Is Bovada Legal in Ohio?

Bovada is not legal in Ohio.

How Many Casinos Are There In Ohio?

There are 11 casinos in Ohio. That includes four standalone casinos in Toledo, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati as well as seven racetracks that offer gambling known as “racinos.”

Ohio Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for OH Beginners


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Sports Betting Glossary


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Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid


Betting on your favorite teams like the Cleveland Indians seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be responsible if you're going to sustain in the sports betting world.


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Ohio Sports Betting Timeline

April 2018

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The Supreme Court overturns PASPA, allowing states to legalize sports betting on their own terms.

July 2018:

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State Senators John Eklund and Sean O’Brien sponsor a sports betting bill that features very little details to be used as a “placeholder.”

March 2019

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Eklund and O’Brien sponsor a new sports betting bill, this time with robust details. It has still not received a vote as of June 2020.

May 2020

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The Ohio House passes its own sports betting bill that directly conflicts with the Senate version when it comes to a regulatory body, tax rate and more.
Ohio Sports Betting Locations
Info on Ohio sports betting locations coming.
CasinoSportsbookCity
Jack Casino ClevelandTBDCleveland
Jack Thistledown RacinoTBDNorth Randall
Hollywood Casino ColumbusTBD Columbus
Scioto DownsTBDColumbus
Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment CtrTBDAnderson Township
Jack Cincinnati CasinoTBDCincinnati
Hollywood Casino ToledoTBDToledo
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race CourseTBDAustintown
Hollywood Gaming at Dayton RacewayTBDDayton
MGM Northfield ParkTBDNorthfield
Miami Valley GamingTBDTurtlecreek Township
Ohio has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

Division I Football & Basketball

Ohio State Buckeyes
Cincinnati Bearcats
Akron Zips
Bowling Green Falcons
Kent State Golden Flashes
Miami RedHawks
Ohio Bobcats
Toledo Rockets

Division I Basketball Only

Xavier Musketeers
Cleveland State Vikings
Wright State Raiders

Pro Sports Teams

Cleveland Indians (MLB)
Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Cincinnati Reds (MLB)
Cleveland Browns (NFL)
Columbus Crew (MLS)
Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)
Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
FC Cincinnati (MLS)
Ohio has plenty of professional sports betting teams

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More on Ohio events coming.