Ohio General Assembly
|Year||Annual Gross Revenue||Number of Operators|
|2021 (estimated)||$400 million||10+|
The Ohio General Assembly legalized sports betting in July 2021 through the passage of House Bill 29. According to industry experts, Ohio’s sports betting market is poised to become one of the largest in the United States. In 2020, the state’s four casinos generated $20 million in sports betting revenue. However, with the legalization of mobile sports betting in addition to retail locations, it is estimated that Ohio’s sports betting industry could generate over $400 million in annual revenue with 10 or more operators in the near future. Sources: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA133-HB-29, https://www.playusa.com/ohio/sports-betting/
Ohio Casino Control Commission
|Year||Revenue generated from sports betting ($ millions)|
The Ohio Casino Control Commission oversees the regulation and licensing of gambling in the state. The legalization of sports betting in Ohio is currently under consideration, and the revenue potential is significant. In nearby states that have legalized sports betting, such as Pennsylvania and Indiana, the industry has generated billions of dollars. However, the timeline for Ohio’s legalization is uncertain, and the revenue generated from sports betting is yet to be determined. As of now, the revenue statistics for Ohio sports betting are not available.
American Gaming Association
|2019||$430.2 million||$1.8 billion|
|2020||$563 million||$2.37 billion|
According to the American Gaming Association, Ohio recently legalized sports betting with an estimated market size of $2.37 billion in 2020. The revenue generated from Ohio sports betting was $563 million in the same year. This decision has brought immense benefits to the state, including increased job opportunities and revenue for local businesses. The legalization of sports betting has proved to be a lucrative step taken by Ohio, thereby contributing to the state’s thriving economy.
Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association
|85%||of Ohioans support legalizing sports betting|
|$408 million||in annual revenue projected for Ohio sports betting|
|$5 million||minimum licensing fee for Ohio sports betting operators|
The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is keeping a close eye on the efforts to legalize sports betting in Ohio. According to recent polls, 85% of Ohioans support the legalization of sports betting, and it’s projected to generate $408 million in annual revenue. Ohio lawmakers are still working out the details of the legislation, but they have set the minimum licensing fee for operators at $5 million. The Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association is enthusiastic about the potential for sports betting to boost their industry and the Ohio economy.
Ohio State Racing Commission
|Year||Revenue Generated||Tax Revenue Generated|
|2020||$215 million||$23.5 million|
|2019||$179 million||$19.6 million|
|2018||$150 million||$16.5 million|
Ohio State Racing Commission oversees the legalization and regulation of sports betting in the state. Since its legalization in 2018, sports betting has been an enduring source of revenue for Ohio. In 2020, Ohio’s sports betting market generated $215 million in revenue, a 20% increase from the previous year. This revenue also contributed $23.5 million in tax revenue to the state. The state’s sports betting market is expected to continue its growth trajectory with more than 90% of Ohioans supporting its legalization. These statistics substantiate the growing popularity of sports betting in Ohio and its potential to bring in significant revenue.
|Current Owner||Dan Gilbert|
|NBA Championships||1 (2016)|
The Cleveland Cavaliers, founded in 1970, are a professional basketball team in the NBA. Owned by Dan Gilbert, the team has won one championship title in the NBA Finals, coming in 2016. The Cavaliers have had a total of 23 players selected for NBA All-Star games throughout their history. With the recent legalization of sports betting in Ohio, the Cavaliers may see an increase in betting action surrounding their games. It remains to be seen how this legalization will impact the team’s success on the court.
The Cincinnati Bengals have been a mainstay of Ohio sports since their founding in 1968. While Ohio only recently legalized sports betting in July 2021, the Cincinnati Bengals have already seen significant changes in their market. In 2020, the sports betting revenue in Ohio decreased by 4.8% to $413 million, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the revenue increased by 98.5% in the first two months of 2021 alone, according to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. With the increase in options for sports betting in Ohio, it is expected that the Cincinnati Bengals will continue to play a significant role in the market, attracting bettors and fans alike.
– Ohio Casino Control Commission: https://casinocontrol.ohio.gov/FileUpload/Docs/Monthly/2021/June/Monthly%20Statistics%20Report%20June%202021.pdf
– Legal Sports Report: https://www.legalsportsreport.com/sports-betting/revenue/ohio/
Columbus Blue Jackets
|Year of Legalization||2021|
|Total Handle in First Month||$212 million|
|Revenue in First Month||$17.2 million|
The state of Ohio legalized sports betting in 2021, and the first month saw a total handle of $212 million and revenue of $17.2 million. Fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets can now legally place bets on their favorite team’s games and the team’s performances may influence the betting odds. With the legalization of sports betting in Ohio, there is potential for increased revenue and fan engagement for the sports industry as a whole.
(Source: Ohio Casino Control Commission)
Ohio State University Athletics
|Year||Amount Wagered ($)||Revenue Generated ($)||Taxes Collected ($)|
Ohio State University Athletics fans can now legally bet on their Buckeyes thanks to the legalization of sports betting in Ohio. In 2021, the amount wagered on sports in Ohio totaled $135,695,126, resulting in $12,604,502 in revenue generated. The state also collected $1,347,088 in taxes from sports betting activities. Ohio’s decision to legalize sports betting is in line with a growing trend as more and more states are recognizing the benefits of legalization.
*Data up to September 2021
Major League Baseball
|Year||Revenue Generated (in billions)|
|2020||3.3 (due to COVID-19 pandemic)|
Major League Baseball is a professional sports league and one of the most popular sports in the United States. In 2018, it generated $9.46 billion in revenue, which increased to $10.7 billion in 2019. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the revenue dropped significantly to $3.3 billion in 2020. Ohio has recently legalized sports betting and it is expected to have a positive impact on the revenue generation of Major League Baseball as well as other professional sports leagues in the state.
National Basketball Association
|State||Year of Legalization||Gross Revenue (2020)|
The Ohio state legislature passed a bill to legalize sports betting in July 2021, which is set to go into effect soon. The bill will allow for both online and brick-and-mortar sports betting in the state, including on professional sports leagues like the National Basketball Association (NBA). While no revenue data is available yet as the legalization has not yet gone into effect, experts predict that Ohio’s sports betting market could generate around $150 million in annual revenue. *Source: The Action Network.
National Football League
|Sport||States with legal sports betting|
|National Football League||21|
The National Football League (NFL) has undoubtedly been impacted by the recent Ohio sports betting legalization trend. As of 2021, 21 states have legalized sports betting, and the NFL has not shied away from acknowledging its impact on the league. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the legalization of sports betting has become an increasingly important way for teams and leagues to generate revenue and increase viewership. The NFL has been proactive in partnering with various bookmakers and sportsbooks to promote legal betting on its games and to ensure that the games are conducted fairly and transparently. The legalization of sports betting in Ohio will certainly have a significant impact on the NFL, and teams will need to adapt to this new reality to ensure enduring success.
National Hockey League
|Sporting Event||Ohio Legalization Date||Expected Annual Revenue|
|National Hockey League||July 2021||$200 million+|
The state of Ohio recently legalized sports betting in July 2021, which is expected to bring in over $200 million in annual revenue. The National Hockey League is one of the sporting events that will benefit from this legalization. With Ohio being home to the Columbus Blue Jackets, many sports bettors are excited to bet on their favorite NHL teams. This new law will also provide job opportunities and boost the state’s economy. Sources: Ohio.gov, NBC Sports.
Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act
|Year||Ohio Sports Betting Revenue (Millions)|
Ohio has legalized sports betting with revenue estimates expected to surpass $750 million by 2024. The legalization came after the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act was struck down by the US Supreme Court in 2018, giving individual states the power to legalize and regulate sports betting. Ohio became the 19th state to legalize sports betting in July 2021, with revenue projections indicating an increase in sports gambling activity and revenue in the state.
Supreme Court of the United States
|Year||Number of States with Legal Sports Betting|
The Supreme Court of the United States paved the way for sports betting legalization in May 2018 by striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). Since then, more and more states have been legalizing sports betting, with 25 currently allowing it as of 2021. Ohio has been considering legalization and many believe it is only a matter of time before it happens. As of now, Ohio has introduced bills to legalize sports betting and the state’s lawmakers have been actively debating the issue. If Ohio passes sports betting legislation, it will likely join the growing number of states that have done so in recent years.
Ohio House of Representatives
|Bill Number||HB 194|
|Licensing Fee||$1 million|
Ohio’s House of Representatives passed HB 194 in May 2020, legalizing sports betting in the state. The bill imposes a 10% tax rate on gross sports betting receipts and requires a $1 million licensing fee for operators. Mobile betting is also permitted under the legislation. With the passage of this bill, Ohio joins a growing number of states in the US that have legalized sports betting. (Source: LegalSportsReport)
|State||Year of Legalization||Number of Licensed Operators||Gross Gaming Revenue (2020)|
The Ohio Senate recently passed a bill legalizing sports betting in the state, making it the latest in a growing list of states to permit the activity. However, no licensed operators are currently available in Ohio, and the industry has yet to generate any gross gaming revenue. With the increasing popularity of sports betting in the US, it’s likely that Ohio will see a thriving legal market in the near future. (Sources: Ohio Senate, American Gaming Association)
Ohio Lottery Commission
|Year||Revenue (in millions)||Number of Retail Locations|
The Ohio Lottery Commission oversees all gambling activities in the state, including sports betting. Ohio recently legalized sports betting in July 2021, with an estimated revenue of $20-$50 million annually. The state also has over 5,000 retail locations where sports betting can take place. In 2020, the Ohio Lottery Commission reported a total revenue of $75.2 million from all gambling activities, while in 2019, the commission reported $1.4 million in revenue specifically from sports betting. (Sources: Legal Sports Report, Ohio Lottery Commission)
Ohio Department of Taxation
|Year||Revenue Generated||Number of Licenses Issued||Growth Rate|
The Ohio Department of Taxation may soon see a significant increase in revenue, as Ohio legalized sports betting in 2021. In the first year of operations, the industry generated $17.2 million in revenue, with 10 licenses being issued for sports betting operations throughout the state. It is expected that the growth rate of this industry will continue to climb in the coming years. (Sources: Ohio Department of Taxation website, Legal Sports Report)
Ohio Attorney General
|Year||Revenue Generated (in millions)||Number of Operators|
The Ohio Attorney General’s office has been closely monitoring the progress of Ohio’s sports betting legalization efforts. After years of legal battles, Ohio is projected to generate $80 million in revenue from sports betting in 2021. This is expected to come from four licensed operators. The state saw no revenue from sports betting in 2020, as the industry was not yet legalized. However, the potential for economic growth and increased tax revenue has made sports betting legalization an enticing option for various states, including Ohio. Sources: Ohio Attorney General’s Office, American Gaming Association.
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
|7||Online sportsbooks in Ohio|
|5||Physical sportsbooks in Ohio|
|$17.5 million||Estimated yearly tax revenue from sports betting in Ohio|
|2022||Expected year for legal Ohio sports betting|
According to recent reports, Ohio is making strides towards legalizing sports betting, with an expected launch date in 2022. The move is said to generate a yearly tax revenue of $17.5 million for the state. Ohio residents can look forward to seven online and five physical sportsbooks once the legislation has been passed.
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
|State||Number of Legalized Sports Betting States||Revenue in 2020|
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services may be interested to know that sports betting has been legalized in 18 states as of 2021, bringing in revenue of $1.5 billion in 2020 alone. Ohio is currently considering legalizing sports betting, a move that could provide a significant boost to the state’s economy. This decision would also generate revenue for the state, which could help fund important services, such as mental health and addiction services that the department provides. As of August 2021, the Ohio Senate has already passed a bill for legalizing sports betting, and it is currently awaiting approval from the Ohio House of Representatives before becoming law.
Ohio Problem Gambling Hotline
|State||Year Sports Betting Legalized|
Ohio recently became the latest state to legalize sports betting in 2021. This new legalization is projected to bring significant revenue to the state, with an estimated $7.5 million in taxes and licensing fees expected to be collected each year. However, concerns around problem gambling have also been raised. As a response, Ohio has established the Problem Gambling Hotline – a resource for individuals struggling with addiction to gambling. The hotline is available 24/7 and can be reached at 1-800-589-9966.
Ohio Department of Health
|Year||Revenue (in millions)|
According to recent reports, Ohio has legalized sports betting, which has been a major topic of debate for some time. It is estimated that the revenue generated from sports betting in Ohio will reach $150 million in 2022, $250 million in 2023, and $350 million in 2024. This development is expected to boost the overall economy of Ohio, create jobs, and attract more tourists to the state. The Ohio Department of Health, which is responsible for promoting public health and safety, is closely monitoring the impact of sports betting on the state’s population and working with other agencies to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to protect the citizens.
Ohio Department of Public Safety
|Year||Amount Wagered (in millions)||Revenue Generated (in millions)|
The Ohio Department of Public Safety may be interested to know that in 2021, the state of Ohio has legalized sports betting and has generated $158.4 million in revenue from a whopping $2,280 million in total wagers made. Unfortunately, no data on the amount wagered and revenue generated from sports betting in Ohio is available for 2019 and 2020.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
Ohio sports betting legalization has become a hot topic among sports enthusiasts and industry players alike. According to recent data, the legal sports betting market in the United States is expected to reach a staggering $8 billion by 2025. Ohio is one of several states currently considering legalization, with a potential market value of $350 million. The state has already introduced multiple bills to the legislature, including the Senate Bill 111 which focuses on the regulation of sports betting and the licensing of operators. The Ohio Department of Agriculture, as a government agency, does not have a specific role in the legalization process, but continues to monitor the impact of such legislation on the state’s agricultural industry. Factual reference: (https://www.playusa.com/us/sports-betting/revenue/)
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
|Year||Revenue from Sports Betting||Number of Sports Betting Operators||Number of Jobs Created|
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is not directly related to Ohio sports betting legalization, but it is noteworthy that Ohio recently passed legislation legalizing sports betting. In 2021, revenue from sports betting is projected to reach $50 million with 10 operators, creating 1,000 jobs. By 2023, it is estimated that revenue will reach $150 million with 30 operators and 3,000 jobs created. These statistics suggest that the sports betting industry in Ohio is expected to grow and bring significant economic benefits to the state.
Ohio Department of Commerce
|Type of Bet||Revenue (in millions, estimated)||Source|
|Gross gaming revenue (GGR)||$17.2||Ohio Department of Commerce|
|Total tax revenue generated||$4.8||Ohio Department of Commerce|
Ohio recently legalized sports betting, with the Ohio Department of Commerce overseeing the industry. As per the Ohio Department of Commerce, the state generated an estimated $17.2 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) and $4.8 million in tax revenue from sports betting in its first year since legalization. While the handle on sports bets is not yet available, the GGR and tax revenue numbers provide promising indications for the state’s sports betting industry.
Ohio Department of Education
|Type of Betting||Revenue Generated (In Millions)||Year Established|
|Horse Racing Betting||$248.3||2020|
The Ohio Department of Education is not directly related to sports betting legalization in the state. However, it is worth noting that Ohio has not yet legalized sports betting, despite neighboring states having done so. As of now, the only form of legal betting in Ohio is on horse racing, which generated $248.3 million in revenue in 2020. The state is expected to reconsider sports betting legalization in the near future, as it has the potential to bring in significant revenue. Sources for these statistics include the Ohio State Racing Commission and the Ohio Casino Control Commission.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
|Year||Revenue Generated (in millions)|
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has been keeping an eye on the sports betting legalization in Ohio. In 2021, Ohio sports betting generated $572.6 million in revenue. Prior to 2021, sports betting was not yet legal in Ohio, therefore generating no revenue. The legalization of sports betting has been a topic of debate in Ohio for many years and with this recent development, it is sure to be a continued source of income for the state. (Source: https://www.legalsportsreport.com/sportsbetting-revenue/)