The Bengals might supply on-line sports activities betting on the Paul Brown Stadium (pictured) from January 1, 2023, after becoming a member of FanDuel and Fanatics in making use of for an Ohio sports activities betting license. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Last window for purposes
Ohio’s second and last window for issuing digital and retail sports activities betting licenses opens this week, prompting the Cincinnati Bengals, FanDuel, and Fanatics all to get their license purposes off early.
In accordance with the Ohio On line casino Management Fee’s (OCCC) sports activities gaming license checklist, the Bengals and the 2 US sports activities companies all utilized for his or her permits on July 8.
second window for purposes opens on July 15
The OCCC’s second window for purposes opens on July 15 and closes on August 15. From then, Ohio officers will undergo compliance, worker and tools checks forward of the market going dwell January 1, 2023.
The OCCC states it provides no ensures it should take into account “any software acquired after the deadline” in time for the launch of the state’s sports activities betting market.
Six on-line betting candidates
According to the OCCC’s website, the Cincinnati Bengals have utilized for a Kind A sports activities gaming on-line proprietor license. If accredited, the Bengals might want to appoint two on-line sports activities betting operators from the checklist of accredited licensees.
The Bengals, nonetheless, selected to not apply for a Kind B retail sports activities betting license. The NFL season is ending when Ohio sports activities betting launches, so the Bengals could maintain off on opening a retail sportsbook till the 2023 season.
On-line operators who’ve already utilized for Ohio betting licenses embody BetMGM, PointsBet, Crown Ohio Gaming (DraftKings), and Penn Sports activities Interactive (Barstool Sportsbook). FanDuel and Fanatics have now joined the occasion too.
Partnerships, new faces
If FanDuel, Fanatics, and the opposite candidates achieve approval, they’ll function a web based sportsbook on behalf of an Ohio-based professional sports activities franchise, on line casino, or different entity with a “proprietor” license for cell wagering. These partnerships are but to be introduced.
Sports activities merchandise agency Fanatics is one thing of a misfit by way of its fellow Ohio license candidates. The operator is but to debut a web based sportsbook wherever.