Ohio Capitol

  • Public comment on draft applications submitted to the Ohio Casino Control Commission is open until Friday at 5 pm.
  • Those applications provide interesting information but mean little until the real applications are submitted later this year.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Public comment on the draft applications received by the Ohio Casino Control Commission for Type A & B proprietors and Management Services Providers will be available until Friday at 5 pm. The draft applications were released on Monday morning.

What Do The Draft Applications Mean?

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has a long list of steps to follow in before legal sports betting in Ohio gets up and running. The applications are a way of making sure that all parties involved are on the right track.

The draft applications for the Type A & B Sports Gaming Proprietors and the Management Services Provider are not the real applications that are expected to be due by the end of the summer, but they do provide some interesting information.

Applicants were required to disclose any agreements made between either the operator of a sportsbook or any Ohio-based licensee. If no partnerships were in place, then the Casino Control Commission needed to know why no deal was in place.

Legal sports betting operators may agree to a second partnership (mobile operators may agree to four) but must show how those additional partnerships would generate additional tax revenue and jobs, while not hindering any other Type A-eligible licensee from finding their first partner.

Notable public partnerships in Ohio are between: Bally’s Interactive and the Cleveland Browns, Caesars Sportsbook and the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Fubo also with the Cavaliers.

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