Ohio sports handle up 5% in February

Sports Betting

The Ohio Casino Control Commission and Ohio Lottery reported a combined $67.7 million in adjusted gross sports betting revenue for February on Monday, narrowly eking out a double-digit hold for the month.

Handle from all sources totaled $672 million, up 5% from February 2023, which was the second month of wagering in the Buckeye State following its launch on New Year’s Day 2023.

Wagering via sports betting appstotaled $657.7 million; retail handle was $13.4 million; and betting through kiosks accounted for the remaining $892,000. Handle was down 20.8% compared to January, while revenue slacked 40% as the hold for the opening month of 2024 nearly touched 14%.