Ohio Restaurants Scramble for a Shot at Adding Sports Betting
The application process has opened for 1,000 establishments
The prospect of offering onsite sports betting in 2023 has Ohio restaurants and bars scrambling to apply for a gaming license.
Under the staggered application process that began July 15, 1,000 eating or drinking places can now apply to install a betting station before sports wagering begins on Jan. 1. Some liken the technology to the self-service kiosks that sell lottery tickets in some states.
The 1,000 restaurants have first crack because they already hold a permit to sell lottery or keno tickets as well a license to sell alcoholic beverages. They are essentially pre-approved.
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