Ohio totals $7.67 billion handle in first year of sports betting

Sports Betting

The Ohio Casino Control Commission reported handle totaling more than $829.9 million for December on Wednesday as the Buckeye State narrowly missed eclipsing Pennsylvania for fifth nationally in 2023 handle during its first 12 months of legal betting.

Ohio sports betting handle was slightly above $831.1 million for the final month of 2023. That total was down nearly 4% from November. Overall, Ohioans wagered more than $7.67 billion in the first year sports betting.

For Ohio’s Class A and Class B sports betting licensees, December was a strong end to the year. The gross win for the state’s legal sportsbooks (excluding Class C kiosks inside businesses throughout the state) amounted to the third-highest monthly total yet at more than $92.1 million.

To date, only March 2023’s $94.8 million and January 2023’s $209.5 million stand taller. Bettors gambled over $829.9 million on sports in December, meaning Ohio’s online and physical sportsbooks won about 11.1% of that money.