Ohio Sports Betting Is Live; Everything You Need To Know

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on January 1, 2023 - Last Updated on January 2, 2023
Ohio sports betting goes live

It’s official – sports betting in Ohio is finally live! Ohio has become the 32nd US state to allow legal, regulated sports betting.

Ohio sports bettors can now access the best Ohio sportsbook apps and start placing bets on all their favorite teams.

Top Ohio sportsbooks ready to take bets

Twelve retail sportsbooks will be ready to take bets in-person today. Ohio regulators also approved 16 sports betting apps to go live, which include some of the top US sportsbooks.

Offers are available for those over the age of 21. Please read the bonus terms and conditions carefully and gamble responsibly

Here are the best available Ohio sports betting apps, welcome bonuses, and brick-and-mortar partners:

DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio

DraftKings joined forces with Hollywood Casino Toledo. The DraftKings welcome bonus is up to $1,050. Here’s how the offer works:

  • Players get a $50 bonus on a deposit
  • Players receive up to a $1,000 deposit bonus

Plus, if you did not get the pre-live offer, you can use the bonus bet $5 to get $200 on top of the existing $1,050.

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Caesars Sportsbook in Ohio

Caesars is launching sports betting in Ohio with Scioto Downs.

Players can take advantage of the Caesars welcome bonus of up to $1,500.

Any bet of more than $100 is on Caesars. If you lose, you get it back as a bonus bet up to $1,500.

BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio app

BetMGM’s brick-and-mortar partner is MGM Northfield Park.

The BetMGM special welcome offer is First Bet Insurance up to $1,000 paid in site credit.

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BetRivers betting app

Thanks to its agreement with Hollywood Casino Dayton, BetRivers was ready to launch sports betting in Ohio on day one. All sportsbook members can take advantage of BetRivers’ 2nd Chance to Bet up to $500.

FanDuel Sportsbook in Ohio

To launch sports betting in Ohio, FanDuel partnered with Belterra Park. 

FanDuel also has a special offer up its sleeve. Namely, players can bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets regardless of if they win or lose.

New Players get up to $3,000 bonus at FanDuel Sportsbook
No Sweat First Bet
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Bet365 Sportbook

Bet365 teamed up with the Cleveland Guardians to go live in Ohio. Bet365 offers its members a deal: Bet $1, Get $200 On Launch.

PointsBet Ohio betting app

PointsBet is entering Ohio thanks to its partnership with Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley. The sportsbook is giving $500 in bet credits. Players can get $100 in bet credits daily for five days if their first Fixed Odds cash bet of the day loses.

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Betfred Sportsbook

Betfred teamed up with the Cincinnati Bengals offering a generous welcome bonus of up to $1,111. Players who bet $50 get $111 + $200 a week for a period of 5 weeks.

Most of these sportsbooks planned to go live at 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day or soon afterward. However, what is certain is that Ohioans can start placing bets on their favorite teams before the end of the day.

That includes betting on the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and other options.

What Ohio sports bettors also need to know

In addition to retail sportsbooks, sports betting is available at kiosks at about 1,000 bars, restaurants, bowling alleys and grocery stores in Ohio.

These kiosks allow customers to place standard bets such as spreads, over-under, money line bets and parlay bets.

Read the bonus terms and conditions carefully, and remember to gamble responsibly.

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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for PlayCanada.com. Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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