Ohio House passes sports betting bill

Ohio's House of Representatives have passed a sports betting bill.
Ohio's House of Representatives have passed a sports betting bill.

House Bill 194 clears House with a significant margin of 83-10 paving the way for legal sports betting in the state.

US.- Sports betting looks set to launch in Ohio after the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that will legalise retail and mobile sports wagering.

The bill was first introduced by Ohio representatives Dave Greenspan and Brigid Kelly in April 2019.

Entitled ‘House Bill 194’, it passed the House by a significant margin of 83-10 yesterday (May 28).

The bill had been debated in Ohio for more than a year prior to this week’s vote.

The House’s approved version sets out plans for the Ohio Lottery Commission to take control of regulating the market.

A tax rate of 10 per cent on sports wagering receipts will be applied to operators that secure a sports gaming agent license in the state.

Earlier this week in Ohio, a coin machine association took the state to court accusing state officials of exceeding their legal authority.

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