Ohio legislators introduce sports betting bill

Ohio legislators introduce sports betting bill

Legislators in the state introduced a sports betting bill. Credits: Chicago Tribune

The lawmakers aim at legalising sports betting in the state and introduced a bill in the Ohio House.

US.- The Ohio House received a bill on Tuesday that seeks to legalise sports betting in the state. The legislative piece would create a board to legalise and regulate sports betting activity in Ohio.

Introduced by Rep. Dave Greenspan and Rep. Brigid Kelly, the bill would create the Sports Gaming Advisory Board. The authority has been designed to legalise and regulate sports betting in the state.

Representative Greenspan released a statement and said that the legislation is in response to the decision by the US Supreme Court to lift the federal ban on sports betting, which took place in May 2018.

The bill would pave the way for the Ohio Lottery Commission to manage sports wagering, and the new advisory board would initially provide research and recommendations to the commission.

Businesses that provide sports betting services would be subject to a 10% tax. Greenspan added that the legislation would generate additional funds for public education, as well as problem gambling.

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