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Ohio Sports Betting Launch Date: All You Need To Know for NYE

Patrick Cwiklinski

by Patrick Cwiklinski in Sports Betting News

Updated Dec 31, 2022 · 3:33 PM PST

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  • Ohio sports betting officially commences at 12:01am EST on Jan. 1, 2023
  • Top sports betting apps including DraftKings and FanDuel are launching
  • Claim stellar pre-live promos in Ohio before launch day comes around

If you’re eager to get into sports betting and you live in the Buckeye State, New Year’s Eve is going to hit a little different this year.

Ohio online sports betting is officially going live at 12:01am EST on Jan. 1, 2023 and there’s going to be some great sports betting brands joining the fold after the ball drops.

But before we can get to the Ohio sports betting launch date, there are some important things you need to know about sports betting in the state before it goes live.

When Is the Official Ohio Sports Betting Launch Date?

Okay, so we’ve already established that the official Ohio sports betting launch date is Jan. 1, 2023: but what does that actually mean for eager Ohio sports bettors?

It means that as soon as the clock hits 12:01am on New Year’s Eve, you can start placing bets with your favorite sportsbooks if you’re within state lines in Ohio. That means you can start legally placing bets on all your favorite Ohio teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and more. Yes, you’ll even be able to place bets on the Ohio State Buckeyes too.

And if you are planning to start your sports betting journey in Ohio, why not get some additional value out of your sportsbook signups? We already have some fantastic pre-launch Ohio sports betting promos you can claim right now.

Must be 21+ & present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings Ohio is bringing a serious pre-launch promo to good people of Ohio with This is easily one of the very best pre-launch offers you’ll find in the Buckeye State so make sure you get a chance to claim it before it’s gone.

DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK
Sign Up Today & Receive Up to
$1,050 in Bonuses!

Must be 21+ & present in OH.
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
LOCK IN PROMO
SIGNUP PROMO
SIGN UP
& GET $1,050

BONUS BETS + DEPOSIT BONUS

CLAIM OFFER

Barstool Sportsbook

When it comes to sports betting brands that are ready to make some noise in the Buckeye State, Barstool Sportsbook Ohio has to be near the top of that list. Equipped with a great pre-launch promo of they’re ready to compete with the top dogs come launch day. Get access to their promo code DIMEOH5050 by simply clicking any of the Barstool Sportsbook links in this section.

DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK

Sign Up Today & Receive Up to
$1,050 in Bonuses!


Excludes MA.
LOCK IN PROMO
SIGNUP PROMO
SIGN UP
& GET $1,050

BONUS BETS + DEPOSIT BONUS

BET NOW

FanDuel Sportsbook

FanDuel Sportsbook Ohio is going to be one of the biggest players on the Ohio sports betting scene and their pre-launch promo is reflective of that. With a early registration offer of FanDuel is keeping it sweet and simple for new users who want to sign up with their sportsbook early.

Caesars Sportsbook

When it comes to creative pre-launch promos that will get people in Ohio excited, Caesars Sportsbook has you covered. If you sign up early with Caesars Ohio, you’ll get just like that—but that’s not the best part. You’ll also be automatically entered in to win tickets to a future Cleveland Cavaliers game when you sign up early.

OH only. 21+. New users and first wager only. Must register with eligible promo code. Bet amount of qualifying wager returned only if wager is settled as a loss. Maximum bet credit $1,500; must be used within 14 days of receipt. See Caesars.com/promos for full terms. Void where prohibited. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER

CAESARS SPORTSBOOK OH
Get Your First Bet Back - Up To $1,000 On Caesars!
Must be 21+ & present in OH.
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
LOCK IN PROMO
CODE: SBD1000
CODE: SBD1000
SIGNUP PROMO
GET UP TO
$1,000 BACK

CLAIM OFFER

BetMGM

BetMGM Ohio isn’t playing any games when it comes to their early sign-up promo. They’re giving new users who sign up ahead of the Jan. 1 launch date People who know the MGM brand know how much reverence they have as a respected legal gambling operator so it’ll be exciting to see them grow in Ohio.

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK
Bet $5 & Get $150 in Bonus Bets Instantly!
Must be 21+ & present in OH.
Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
LOCK IN PROMO
CODE: SBD150
CODE: SBD150
SIGNUP PROMO
BET $5
GET $150

CLAIM OFFER

PointsBet

With so much competition already on the board in terms of Ohio online sports betting, PointsBet is doing their best to stand out and, in our humble opinion, they’re succeeding. If you sign up early with PointsBet Ohio, you’ll get That’s easily one of the juiciest pre-live promos in the Buckeye State right now.

While these six Ohio online sportsbooks will be ones to watch closely come launch day, there are also stellar early sign-up promos from the likes of Tipico, bet365, and Betfred. Check out the full list of pre-launch promos in Ohio and make sure to get your offer before they expire on Jan. 1.

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