Is Sports Betting Legal in Ohio?
If you’re an NFL betting fan looking to bet in Ohio, you’ve come to the right place.
Ohio’s sports betting bill, HB 29, was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine on December 22, 2021, and then went live on January 1, 2023. Ohio quickly became one of the country’s biggest sports betting states, with an estimated $1.11 billion in handle in their first full month of January 2023. Its revenue of $208.9 million that month was a new record for any state in the country. Currently, there are 19 online operators in the state of Ohio.
If you’re looking for more information on sports betting in the United States beyond Ohio, check out our Sports Betting Legal Tracker.
Top Betting Sites in Ohio
DraftKings and FanDuel are considered the two best online sportsbooks in Ohio. They have the best technology, offer the best user experience, have the most markets available, and provide the most odds boosts and promos for returning customers.
Caesars Sportsbook and BetMGM are the next two best sportsbooks in Ohio, and they each have their own rewards programs, where you can earn points/credits for betting on their app to redeem at their hotels and other experiences.
Ohio is also one of two states where Betr Sportsbook is available. Betr is a micro-betting app that was co-founded by social media influencer/boxer Jake Paul.
If you’re new to sports betting, read our guide on How to Bet on the NFL.
What Sports Betting Apps are Legal in Ohio?
- Bally Bet
- Barstool Sportsbook
- Caesars Sportsbook
- DraftKings Sportsbook
- Fanatics Sportsbook
- FanDuel Sportsbook
- Hard Rock Bet
How to Bet in Ohio
Betting on sports in Ohio is really simple. No in-person registration is required, meaning you can sign up with any online sportsbook from your mobile device or computer. Ohio has no restrictions on where you can use an online sportsbook.
If you’re looking for betting tips, check out our Top 10 Sports Betting Strategies.
Top Sportsbook Promos/Bonuses in Ohio
More often than not, there are many great sign-up offers available in Ohio. Click on the widget below to take advantage of these promos!
Ohio Sports Betting Timeline
2023: Online sports betting went live at midnight on January 1st as sportsbooks started taking legal bets for the first time.
2022: The Ohio Casino Control Commission started taking license applications in the summer and announced that sports betting would go live on January 1, 2023. BetMGM and PointsBet were the first two sportsbooks to apply, but many followed suit as Ohio was poised to become a major state for sports betting.
2021: HB 29 passed through the House and Senate, which would allow legalized online and in-person sports betting in the state of Ohio. The governor then signed the bill in December.
2018: On May 14, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act), officially ending the federal ban on sports betting in the United States.