- The Ohio Casino Control Commission has issued a new batch of sports betting licenses
- Conditional approval has been granted to FanDuel, Barstool Sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook
- Pro teams like the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Guardians, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Columbus Blue Jackets also received licenses
With Ohio sports betting gearing up for a Jan. 1, 2023 launch, state regulators have issued a new set of licenses to multiple notable sportsbooks.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission granted operators like FanDuel, Barstool Sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook conditional approval to go-live on Jan. 1, 2023. Numerous Type A (online) and Type B (retail) sports betting licenses were handed out to operators, along with pro sports teams like the Bengals, Guardians, Cavaliers, and Blue Jackets also receiving approval.
Ohio Sports Betting Approvals Granted to FanDuel, Barstool, and More
As the Buckeye State prepares for a massive sports betting launch date confirmed for Jan. 1, 2023, the Ohio Casino Control Commission released a set of sports betting licenses to local casinos and pro sports teams. Each of these local casinos and pro sports teams are partnered with sportsbooks that will grant market access to each approved operator.
Some operators received both Type A (online) and Type B (retail) sports betting licenses, while others are just pursuing online market access. Here is a full list of the operators approved today, their sportsbook partners, and the types of licenses issued.
Approved Ohio Sports Betting Operators and Sportsbook Partners
|Approved Operator||Sportsbook Partner||License Type Issued|
|Belterra Park||FanDuel Sportsbook Ohio||Online and Retail|
|Hollywood Casino Columbus||Barstool Sportsbook Ohio||Online and Retail|
|Scioto Downs||Caesars Sportsbook Ohio||Online and Retail|
|MGM Northfield Park||BetMGM Ohio||Online and Retail|
|Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway||Barstool Sportsbook||Online and Retail|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||BetFanatics||Online and Retail|
|Cleveland Guardians||Bet365, BetFanatics||Online and Retail|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Fubo, Caesars Sportsbook||Online and Retail|
|FC Cincinnati||SuperBook||Online and Retail|
|Cincinnati Bengals||Betfred||Online Only|
Each of the sportsbooks listed in the table above will be able to go-live with their online sports betting products when wagering officially gets underway on Jan. 1, 2023. The sportsbooks listed above will be bringing their best bonuses to this emerging market, and with Penn National Gaming holding such a strong presence in the Buckeye State, OH sports bettors can expect some huge Barstool Sportsbook promos when everything gets underway.
Full List of Ohio Sports Betting Licenses Issued so Far
With today’s latest batch of Ohio sports betting license approvals, this emerging market is beginning to take shape. The Ohio sports betting market will be absolutely massive when everything kicks off on Jan. 1, 2023, as a total of 25 Type A licenses are up for grabs that could allow for up to 50 online sportsbooks in the state.
After today's Ohio Casino Control Commission meeting, the following online sportsbooks have been approved to go live on Jan 1:
— RLinnehanXL (@RLinnehanXl) September 21, 2022
Other operators like Betr, Seminole Hard Rock, Out the Gate, and Gamewise are still awaiting a decision on their sports betting license applications. Betr, a microbetting-focused sportsbook backed by Jake Paul, is looking to make a lot of noise in big markets like Ohio as one of the newest names in the industry.
Ohio Sports Betting Set to Launch Jan. 1, 2023
The official launch date for retail and online Ohio sports betting is set for January 1, bringing one of the biggest sporting markets in the country into the betting fold. With over 11.5 million residents and an electric culture full of sports fans, the Ohio sports betting market will instantly become one of the largest in the nation.
JUST IN: The Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved January 1, 2023 as the universal start date for sports betting in the state
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_NBC4) June 1, 2022
The universal start date is confirmed for 12am local time, meaning Ohio sports bettors will be able to sign up with multiple sportsbooks and claim can’t-miss promos to ring in the New Year. Keep it locked in with Sports Betting Dime for all the latest updates as we approach this highly-anticipated launch date.