The good news when it comes to legal Ohio sports betting just keeps coming in for people to enjoy. With it recently being announced that legal wagers will be allowed on Jan. 1, 2023, more and more businesses and sportsbooks have been applying for their licenses. Well, Christmas has come early, as several more licenses have gone through for Ohio sports betting recently.
This means we are really cooking with the positive movement for sports betting. From the moment it was announced that Ohio was going to move forward with sports betting, people were lining up to get approved to bring it to their locations. Not only that, but several online sportsbooks also wanted to get ahead of the game and start offering up different kinds of promotions to entice people.
Per a report, the sportsbooks that were just approved were BetMGM, BetRivers, DraftKings, Hard Rock and Tipico. The list is only going to keep on growing leading up to Jan. 1. This has people all over the state incredibly excited, especially with football season in full swing by early January. This has been long overdue for people in Ohio as well, and luckily the wait is almost over for everyone.
Right now, officials are going to continue to make way for more online licenses and kiosks to be approved. Soon enough, people are going to be able to make bets from the comfort of their own homes via a mobile tablet, while they could also head to a bar, check out a sports betting kiosk and make a wager there too. The options are going to be endless for everyone who loves sports and betting.
3 States are on pace to launch online sports betting before or during Q1 2023:
•Maryland ➡️ Thanksgiving
•Ohio ➡️ New Year's Day
•Massachusetts ➡️ March Madness
That'll bring FanDuel, DraftKings, etc. to roughly an extra 7.5% of the US population.
— Sam McQuillan (@sam_mcquill) November 14, 2022
Sports betting in Ohio will arrive just in time for big football matchups
It goes without saying, but sports betting in Ohio will arrive just in time for big football matchups this winter. On Dec. 31, people will be tuned into the College Football Playoff. Depending on what time Ohio State plays, assuming they make it to the national semifinals, people in Ohio would in theory be able to check the NCAAF betting odds and place a wager on their beloved Buckeyes.
Then after that, people would surely be ready to bet on the national championship game if Ohio State makes it. Regardless of that people would of course be ready to bet on the big game. Moving to the professional level, you already know that people are going to have high betting interest in both the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. Those are two rock solid teams with a ton of talent.
With the Bengals, everyone was hoping that they’d have high Super Bowl betting odds this season after making it to the big game last year against the Rams. Unfortunately for Cincinnati, they’ve been a bit up and down this year. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t make a ton of noise once the postseason arrives. For the Browns, people are going to see how this team does when Deshaun Watson gets back under center as the starter. He was signed to his massive deal last offseason for the team.
All in all, both the NCAA and NFL are going to receive plenty of betting attention once the green light comes for Ohio. We know that at midnight on Jan. 1, people will be allowed to make their bets. You can expect countless wagers to be recorded on opening night. This is something that people have had circled on their calendars for a while now. Luckily, the wait is less than two months for all.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 21, 2022
Ohio sports betting has monster potential
With everything put into place, it’s easy to see why so many experts out there think that Ohio sports betting has monster potential. With the Big Ten (Ohio State), AFC North (Bengals and Browns) being represented just for elite football, that doesn’t even take into consideration the NBA and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the MLB and the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds, plus the MLS and the Columbus Crew, and more.
There’s so much star power throughout the state, that it has people all over the place ready to dip their feet into the sports betting world. For a while now, we’ve seen people travel outside of the state to get their wagers in. This is still the case for people in Texas, California, Florida and more. Come Jan. 1, though, that will no longer have to be the case for all of the die-hard sports fans in Ohio. This is going to provide a ton of economic growth and revenue for the state too.
There’s of course going to be some hiccups to start – that’s always the case when something new launches. However, the prep work for Ohio sports betting has been superb and it only has people even more excited for the big day to arrive. Millions of dollars worth of revenue could be on the way for Ohio. Good times are coming, you better believe that.