Casinos and racinos want to run all wagering as bars and bowling centers push for a small piece of action through Ohio Lottery kiosks.
OHIO, USA — *Editor’s Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report
The NFL draft isn’t the only big sports story in town.
With sports betting already legal in half the states, lawmakers here are considering legislation to allow Ohioans to place bets on Browns, Cavs and Indians games – and other sporting events. Proposals include allowing such wagering at Ohio casinos and racetracks, possibly bars, and even your phone.
But teams of lobbyists are battling over who should control sports betting, which some worry could short small businesses.
“Ohio is at the cusp of catching up with its neighbors by legalizing sports wagering and providing them with a regulated and safe alternative what will move them away from the black market,” Rick Limardo, Vice President of Government Affairs for MGM Resorts, recently testified before the Ohio Senate Select Committee on Gaming.