Ohio Sports Betting Readies For Jan. 1 Launch. Here’s what promotions you can already get by registering an account with these five online sportsbooks: betMGM, bet365, FanDuel, and DraftKings.
Christmas is coming and so is legal and regulated sports betting in the Buckeye State. In June of 2021, Ohio lawmakers approved sports betting for the state. Jan. 1, 2023 was set as the launch date for legal sports betting and all systems are go for launch. The tax rate set on Ohio sports betting revenue is a very low 10%.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission will oversee sports betting in the state. Along with mobile apps and online wagering, betting will also be available at brick and mortar casinos, racetracks and betting kiosks throughout the state. The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Progressive Field, home to MLB’s Cleveland Guardians and Nationwide Arena, home rink to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, will all house retail sports betting sites.
Ohio Pre-Launch Sportsbook Promo Offers
You might not be able to place a bet in Ohio until Jan. 1, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t cash in right now. Several of the top online sports betting sites are offering bonuses to entice Ohio players to pre-register. Here are out top 5 Ohio pre-reg betting promotions.
|DraftKings||$200 in free bets when you sign up|
|FanDuel||$100 + NBA Legaue pass|
|BetMGM||$200 free bets, no deposit required|
|bet365 Ohio||$100 in free bet credits|
|Caesars Sports||$100 bet credit|
- DraftKings Ohio is providing $200 in free bets when you sign up with their Sportsbook, As well, five lucky customers will randomly be selected to receive a $100K free bet on launch day.
- Sign up early at FanDuel and they’ll deliver $100 in free bets, along with three free months of NBA League pass absolutely free.
- BetMGM sportsbook app is giving Ohio players a pre-registration perk of $200 in free bets. You don’t need to make an initial deposit.
- At Caesars, they are offering a $100 bet credit for players who register early and deposit at least $20 to their new account.
- At bet365 Ohio you get $100 in free bet credits just for sign up. Later you will be able to use these credits for a real bet.
Betting Sites Available in Ohio
- the Hard Rock
- Bally Bet
Ohio has approved licenses for 17 retail and 22 online or mobile app sports betting sites to operate in the state. One already fell by the wayside when Fubo Sportsbook ceased operations, briefly leaving the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers without a sports betting partner. The problem was solved with the Cavs paired up with Caesars Sportsbook.
All of the major players on the North American sports betting landscape are lined up at the starting line to go from Day 1 in Ohio. The list of sports betting apps to be offering their services in the Ohio includes, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, Tipico, BetRivers, PointsBet, the Hard Rock, Bally Bet, Barstool, Bet365, WynnBET, BetFred, and SuperBook. Also on the list are Underdog, Fanatics, PlayUp, Betr, BetParx, the SPIRE Institute and Gamewise.
Bally Bet is partnering with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns. The MLB Cleveland Guardians are teaming up with Bet365, while FC Cincinnati of MLS are going with SuperBook.
Ohio Bet Types and Betting Markets
Ohio sports bettors will be given access to all the standard straight sports betting wagers such as moneylines, pucklines, runlines, point spreads, over/under (total), teasers, parlays (including same game parlays), future book, players, game and team props, and live/in-play wagering.
There’s a rich menu of major pro sports franchises spread across Ohio. The NFL includes the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, while there’s the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds in MLB. The Cleveland Cavaliers play in the NBA and the Columbus Blue Jackets are Ohio’s NHL franchise. The Columbus Crew and FC Cincinnati play in soccer’s MLS.
College sports are also massive in the Buckeye State and the good news is that Ohio legislators are placing no prohibitions on betting on college sporting events or teams. The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the most popular college teams in the USA. There’s also the Cincinnati Bearcats. The MAC includes such Ohio schools as the Toledo Rockets, Ball State Cardinals, Ohio Bobcats, Bowling Green Falcons, Kent State Golden Flashes, Akron Zips and Miami Redhawks.