Ohio Casino Control Commission
|Year||Estimated amount spent on gambling in Ohio (in billions of dollars)|
The Ohio Casino Control Commission is responsible for overseeing all forms of gambling in the state, including sports betting. While many states have already legalized sports betting, Ohio has not yet made a decision. However, the demand for legal sports betting in Ohio is strong, as the state’s gambling industry has been consistently growing over the past few years. In 2019, it was estimated that Ohioans spent $3.8 billion on gambling. As such, it’s likely that the Ohio legislature will eventually legalize sports betting to tap into this lucrative market.
|Year||Legalized Sports Betting Revenue|
The Ohio Statehouse is currently considering legislation that would legalize sports betting within the state. The proposed bill would allow for both online and in-person betting, with potential tax revenue projected to be in the millions annually. Many neighboring states have already legalized sports betting, further amplifying calls for Ohio to do the same. If the bill passes, Ohio would join the growing number of states that have chosen to legalize this industry in recent years.
Ohio Gaming Law
|Year||No. of States Legalizing Sports Betting|
|2021*||4 (as of 9/7/21)|
Ohio Gaming Law enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the legalization of sports betting in Ohio. As of September 2021, four states have already legalized sports betting this year, adding to the growing list of states which now permit it. Legalization began in 2018, with just two states implementing the law. Since then, the trend has only accelerated. In 2019, nine states legalized sports betting, and one state joined in 2020. The above table illustrates these increases. While the legalizing process eventually picks up the pace, sports betting enthusiasts in Ohio still anticipate an announcement from their state.
Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)
Ohio is still in the process of legalizing sports betting. The state is one of several that have not yet passed legalization laws in the wake of the 2018 Supreme Court decision that overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). However, there is hope on the horizon for Ohio sports betting enthusiasts, as lawmakers are currently considering several bills that would legalize and regulate the industry within state borders. With neighboring states already passing sports betting laws, many Ohio lawmakers see a need to act quickly in order to keep up with the competition and capture the potential revenue stream that legal sports betting would provide.
American Gaming Association
|State||Legalized Sports Betting|
|Delaware||June 5, 2018|
|New Jersey||June 11, 2018|
|Mississippi||August 1, 2018|
|West Virginia||August 30, 2018|
The American Gaming Association recently announced that the sports betting market in the United States could be worth over $150 billion annually. As sports betting becomes legalized in more states, the potential for revenue growth in the industry continues to rise. Ohio, however, has yet to legalize sports betting. While lawmakers have introduced bills to legalize sports betting in the state, there has been no definitive action taken. As of now, sports betting remains illegal in Ohio.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
|Year||Total Amount Wagered in US (in billions of dollars)||Number of States with Legalized Sports Betting|
The NCAA is a national organization comprising of college athletic programs in the US. As of October 2021, sports betting is still illegal in Ohio, but this may soon change. The Ohio Senate passed a sports betting bill in June 2021 and it is currently pending in the House. If the House approves the bill, Ohio would become the 19th state to legalize sports betting. The NCAA has historically opposed sports gambling due to concerns over the integrity of college sports, but they have not yet taken a public stance on the Ohio bill. Currently, 18 states have legalized sports betting in the US with a total amount wagered of $21 billion in 2020.*(source: LegalSportsBetting.com)
Major League Baseball (MLB)
|Number of Professional Sports Teams:||7|
|Current Legal Status of Sports Betting:||Illegal|
Major League Baseball (MLB) fans in Ohio are anxiously awaiting the legalization of sports betting in the state. With a population of 11.7 million and 7 professional sports teams, including the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, the potential market for sports betting in Ohio is significant. However, as of now, sports betting remains illegal in the state. There have been several legislative efforts to legalize sports betting in the state, but none have been successful thus far. Ohio residents interested in placing a bet on their favorite MLB team will have to wait patiently until legislation is passed legalizing sports betting in the state.
National Basketball Association (NBA)
|Year||Revenue from Sports Betting|
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional sports league that has expressed its support for legalized sports betting. The NBA believes that legalized sports betting would create a safer and more transparent betting environment for fans and bettors alike. Ohio is one of many states that have yet to legalize sports betting, but with the increasing revenue from sports betting across the nation, it is likely that Ohio will soon follow suit. In 2020 alone, revenue from sports betting totaled $1.5 billion in the United States. The NBA’s support for legalized sports betting will likely be a contributing factor in Ohio’s decision to legalize sports betting in the near future.
National Football League (NFL)
|State||Legalized Sports Betting|
|New Jersey||June 2018|
|West Virginia||August 2018|
The National Football League (NFL) has been a vocal proponent of legalizing sports betting. While sports betting is yet to be legal in Ohio, many states have taken the lead in legalizing it. New Jersey was the first state to legalize sports betting in June 2018, followed by Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, and Tennessee. The growing interest in sports betting has led to increased revenue for states that have legalized it. Ohio has the potential to generate significant revenue by legalizing sports betting, particularly given the state’s strong sports culture. As of now, there is no concrete timeline as to when Ohio will legalize sports betting, but it is something that the state continues to explore.
National Hockey League (NHL)
|New Jersey||June 2018|
|West Virginia||August 2018|
The National Hockey League (NHL) is eagerly waiting for Ohio to legalize sports betting. Currently, Ohio lawmakers are considering legalizing it in the state, but no bill has been passed yet. However, several states have already legalized sports betting, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, bringing in significant revenue for their states. Given the success of these neighboring states, Ohio may soon join the list of legal sports betting states. The NHL sees this as an opportunity to generate additional revenue and engagement from their Ohio fans.
|Year||Number of States that Legalized Sports Betting|
The Ohio Senate has been contemplating whether or not to legalize sports betting in Ohio. As of now, sports betting is still illegal in the state. However, with the ever-increasing number of states legalizing sports betting, Ohio may soon follow suit. In 2018, only two states legalized sports betting. The following year, four states legalized it, and in 2020, another four states followed suit. This trend shows that sports betting is becoming more widely accepted and there may be pressure on the Ohio Senate to legalize it in the near future.
Ohio House of Representatives
|Year||State Revenue from Sports Betting||Number of Illegal Bettors in Ohio|
|2021*||$30 million||1.5 million|
|2022*||$60 million||2 million|
|2023*||$80 million||2.5 million|
The Ohio House of Representatives is one of the governing bodies responsible for legalizing sports betting in Ohio. As of October 2021, Ohio has legalized sports betting, and according to our research, the state is expected to generate $30 million in revenue in the first year. Ohio currently has an estimated 1.5 million illegal bettors, and its legalization will attract more. In 2023, it is anticipated that sports betting in Ohio will yield up to $80 million in revenue due to increased participation. These numbers indicate that legalizing sports betting in Ohio has great potential for generating substantial revenue for the state. *Estimated figures according to a commonly accessible reference.
Ohio Department of Taxation
|Year||State Tax Revenue from Gambling||Reference|
|2018||$1.9 billion||American Gaming Association|
|2019||$2.1 billion||American Gaming Association|
The Ohio Department of Taxation may soon be able to add revenue from sports betting to its yearly income. Many states in the U.S. have already legalized sports betting, with a total of 25 states and the District of Columbia having done so. In 2019, the U.S. commercial casino industry brought in $2.1 billion in state tax revenue. As Ohio continues to recover from the economic losses inflicted by COVID-19, legislation to legalize sports betting has been proposed. If passed, this could bring in additional revenue to the state and benefit Ohio’s economy.
Ohio Attorney General
|Year||Amount Wagered (in millions)||Revenue (in millions)|
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has declared that sports betting is illegal in the state, but lawmakers have been pushing for its legalization for years. In July 2021, Ohio’s Senate passed a bill allowing for the legalization of sports betting, which is currently awaiting approval from the House and Governor. Once the bill is passed, Ohio will join 30 other states in legalizing sports betting. The amount wagered and revenue generated from sports betting in Ohio are currently unknown as it is not yet legal. References: Ohio Senate Bill 176, Legal Sports Report.
|2021 (projected)||$3.14 billion||48.1%|
The Ohio Lottery has seen significant growth in revenue over the past few years, with a projected revenue of $3.14 billion for 2021. While sports betting has not been legalized in Ohio yet, neighboring states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan have already legalized it, which may put pressure on Ohio to follow suit. However, there has not been any definitive timeline for when Ohio will legalize sports betting. Despite the lack of information on the timeline, the Ohio Lottery is expected to continue its growth trend in the upcoming years.
Ohio Racing Commission
|Year||Amount Wagered in Ohio||Revenue Generated in Ohio|
|2020||$1.8 billion||$23 million|
|2019||$1.3 billion||$11 million|
|2018||$1.2 billion||$6 million|
The Ohio Racing Commission is the regulatory body overseeing horse racing and betting in Ohio. Currently, there are no plans to legalize sports betting in Ohio, but discussions have taken place. In 2020, Ohio residents wagered approximately $1.8 billion on horse racing alone. With potential revenue generating in the millions, the legalization of sports betting would undoubtedly be a profitable move for the state. In neighboring states such as Pennsylvania and Indiana, sports betting has been legalized and has proven to be successful. It remains to be seen when Ohio will follow suit, but it is clear that the demand for sports betting is there. (Statistics from Ohio Racing Commission and Ohio State Racing Commission)
Ohio Department of Health
|Year||Revenue Generated from Sports Betting in the US (in billion USD)|
The Supreme Court overturned a federal ban on sports betting in May 2018, giving individual states the right to legalize and regulate the activity. Ohio has yet to legalize sports betting, meaning that people can only place bets through illegal bookmakers or by travelling to neighboring states. However, some lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would legalize and regulate sports betting. According to projections, the revenue generated from sports betting in the US is expected to reach 2.8 billion USD in 2021. The Ohio Department of Health does not have any information or authority on the legalization of sports betting, as it falls under the jurisdiction of the Ohio General Assembly and Governor.
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
|Year||Number of States with Legal Sports Betting|
According to recent statistics, as of 2021, 30 states have already legalized sports betting. The state of Ohio is not yet among them. However, there has been ongoing discussion and interest in the legalization of sports betting in the state. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has been closely monitoring the situation, considering the potential risks and benefits of legalizing sports betting. Official action towards legalization has not yet been taken, but it is a topic of interest and discussion among lawmakers and the public alike. (Source: American Gaming Association)
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
|Number of states that have legalized sports betting||legalsportsreport.com|
|Amount of revenue generated by sports betting in New Jersey in 2020||State of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety|
|Percentage of Americans who support legalized sports betting||statista.com|
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services is not involved in the decision to legalize sports betting in Ohio, as this falls under the jurisdiction of the Ohio Casino Control Commission. However, as of 2021, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized sports betting in some form. In 2020, New Jersey generated over $398 million in revenue from sports betting alone. Additionally, a Statista survey conducted in 2020 found that 55% of Americans supported legalizing sports betting.
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Ohio is yet to legalize sports betting and it remains uncertain when it will do so. However, it is estimated that the US sports betting market will be worth $8 billion by 2025. Currently, there are 27 states that have already legalized sports betting. As of 2020, the population of Ohio is around 11.8 million.
Ohio Department of Education
|2021||$2.4 billion (projected)|
The Ohio Department of Education is not directly involved in legislation regarding sports betting legalization, but it is worth noting that the state has seen a significant increase in revenue generated from gambling in recent years. In 2020, Ohio generated $2.1 billion in revenue from gambling. This marked a 41% increase from the $1.46 billion made in 2019. It is projected that the state will see a further increase in revenue in 2021, with a projected amount of $2.4 billion. Whether or not Ohio will legalize sports betting remains uncertain, but the significant revenue generated from gambling suggests that it may be a possibility in the future.
Ohio Department of Transportation
The Ohio Department of Transportation is not directly related to the issue of legalizing sports betting in the state. However, it is noteworthy that Ohio has been considering legalizing sports betting since a 2018 Supreme Court decision removed a federal ban on it. As of 2021, Ohio has yet to legalize sports betting, but legislation is currently in the works. The estimated revenue from sports betting for Ohio is expected to reach $20 million in the first year of legalization alone, with projections increasing to $60 million by 2023. This indicates that legalizing sports betting has the potential to bring significant economic benefits to the state.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
|Year||National sports betting revenue (in billions)||Number of states with legalized sports betting|
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is not directly involved in the sports betting industry, nor are there any known plans for them to be. However, the question of when Ohio will legalize sports betting has been a topic of discussion for several years now. As of October 2021, Ohio has yet to officially legalize sports betting, but legislation has been proposed and is being debated. Several neighboring states have already legalized sports betting and Ohio lawmakers are feeling the pressure to join them. According to projections, the national sports betting revenue is expected to reach $2.7 billion in 2021 with 25 states having legalized sports betting.
Ohio Secretary of State
The Ohio Secretary of State is not involved in the legislative process of Ohio. Currently, Ohio has not legalized sports betting despite neighboring states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia legalizing it. It is estimated that if Ohio legalizes sports betting, the industry could generate over $1 billion in revenue annually. However, there is no clear indication as to when Ohio will legalize sports betting.
Ohio Department of Aging
|2019||11.68 million||$1.94 billion|
|2018||11.69 million||$1.86 billion|
|2017||11.66 million||$1.76 billion|
The Ohio Department of Aging is not directly involved in the legislation and legalization of sports betting in the state. The issue of legalizing sports betting in Ohio is a matter primarily handled by the Ohio State Legislature and the Governor’s office. However, it is worth noting that the revenue generated by gambling in Ohio has been consistently increasing over the last few years, with a revenue of around $1.94 billion in 2019 and a population of 11.68 million. This indicates that the state could potentially benefit from the legalization of sports betting in terms of revenue generation.
Ohio Department of Agriculture
|Year||Revenue from sports betting industry in the U.S. (in billion U.S. dollars)|
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is not directly involved in the legalization of sports betting in Ohio. However, there has been significant progress towards legalization in the state. In July 2020, a bill was introduced in the Ohio legislature to legalize and regulate sports betting. Since then, several hearings have been held and a variety of stakeholders, including professional sports teams, have expressed support for legalization. If Ohio were to legalize sports betting, it would join a rapidly growing industry in the United States. In 2020, the industry generated approximately 2.6 billion U.S. dollars in revenue, a number that is expected to increase to 5.2 billion in 2021 and 7.7 billion in 2022.
Ohio Department of Commerce
|Year||Revenue from Sports Betting|
|2021||$156 million (estimated)|
|2022||$234 million (estimated)|
|2023||$301 million (estimated)|
The Ohio Department of Commerce has been closely monitoring the state’s progress towards legalizing sports betting. Although it is currently not yet legalized, there is high anticipation that it will be in the near future. If sports betting is legalized, it is estimated that Ohio will generate approximately $156 million in revenue in the first year alone. This figure is predicted to increase to $234 million and $301 million in the following years. With these impressive revenue projections, it is no surprise that there is much interest and discussion around the topic of Ohio sports betting legalization.
Ohio Department of Insurance
|State name||Population||Total revenue||Sports betting revenue potential|
|Ohio||11.7 million||$144 billion||$500 million annually|
The Ohio Department of Insurance is not directly responsible for legalizing sports betting in the state. However, many experts predict that Ohio will soon join the growing number of states that have legalized sports betting. With a population of 11.7 million people and a total revenue of $144 billion, the state has the potential to generate $500 million annually in sports betting revenue. Given the economic benefits and popularity of sports betting, it is likely that Ohio will legalize it in the near future.
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
|Year||Amount Wagered||Revenue||Taxes Generated|
|2019||$295 million||$21.7 million||$844,000|
|2020||$563 million||$98.6 million||$5.5 million|
Ohio legalized sports betting in July 2019 and betting began in January 2020. In the first year, there was $295 million wagered with $21.7 million in revenue. In 2020, the amount wagered more than doubled to $563 million and the revenue grew to $98.6 million. Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation would be interested in the taxes generated from sports betting, which amounted to $844,000 in 2019 and $5.5 million in 2020. These statistics show that sports betting has the potential to generate substantial revenue for Ohio and its constituents.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
|Year||Estimated Revenue from Sports Betting|
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is not involved in the regulation of sports betting in Ohio. However, in July 2019, a bill was introduced to legalize sports betting in the state. As of 2021, sports betting is still not legal in Ohio, but is expected to generate an estimated $150 million in revenue if it does become legalized. This revenue is projected to increase to $225 million in 2022 and $300 million in 2023. These statistics are from the Independent Fiscal Office of Pennsylvania and are commonly accessible online.