- The Ohio Casino Control Commission’s monthly revenue report shows that more than $520 billion dollars in sports betting wagers were placed in April.
- Another month with over half a billion dollars in wagers saw Ohio surpass the $3 billion mark in just four months with legal sports betting.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. – Since their $1.1 billion dollar opening month, Ohio has continued to bet and have now surpassed $3 billion dollars in sports wagers.
Ohio’s monthly handle has understandably decreased since January with the absence of Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns football. Also, January saw just under $320 million dollars in promotional wagers compared to roughly $130 million between the last three months.
Compared to prior months that had major sports betting events such as the Super Bowl and March Madness, it’s a good sign that Ohio sports bettors wagered over $520 million in April.
April was a dry month for legal Ohio sports betting, with the Cleveland Cavaliers five NBA Playoffs games and MLB betting on the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians presenting the only local betting options for the month.
Breaking Down Ohio’s $520 Million April Handle
The Ohio Casino Control Commission’s monthly revenue report shows that April’s sports betting handle decreased 33.6% from March, likely due to the prominence of March Madness betting.
Ohio sports bettors continued to bet online in April, with retail sports betting receiving a handle less than $15 million. 14 retail sports betting locations combined for less than 3% of the total sports betting handle for April.
Of the 18 legal sports betting sites available in Ohio, DraftKings and FanDuel were the most successful, reeling in over 67% of the April handle. FanDuel led sportsbooks with $184,592,054 and DraftKings followed with $161,288,718 in handle.
BetMGM and bet365 were the only other Ohio sportsbooks to receive over $30 million dollars in sports betting wagers for the month, proving FanDuel and DraftKings dominance over the Ohio sports betting industry.
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Zach graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Writing, Editing, and Media. Zach is interested in the legalization aspect of sports betting and enjoys participating in DFS. He has a passion for sports writing and most enjoys writing about football and baseball both professional and collegiate.