Ohio sports wagering tops $5 billion

Sports Betting

Ohio has reported total sports wagers of $5.22 billion since the market opened, Ohio began its legal sports betting market on Jan. 1, 2023. The Buckeye State offers a variety of operators, and ways to bet, like no other jurisdiction.

Ohio has more than two dozen outlets for either online or retail sportsbooks, with the latter being located mostly at casinos or racinos (the term for racetracks with slot machines). Ohio also offers hundreds of sports betting kiosks at businesses around the state.

New state data shows September was the third-largest month for sports gambling in Ohio since the industry went live at the start of the year. 

Ohioans placed nearly $700 million in bets in September, the first full month of the NFL season. 

The state is on pace to have one of the top-five sports betting markets in the country. So far this year, the sports gaming industry has generated $700 million in taxable revenue.

That September fell behind January is not a surprise, says industry analyst Robert Linnehan; that’s a record that may stand awhile.