Ohio Sports Betting Kiosks

About Ohio’s Sports Betting Kiosks

Kiosks will be one of the most accessible options for betting on sports in Ohio. Bettors can find these electronic betting machines at small businesses in every corner of the state within local bars, restaurants, grocery stores and others. 

Not every Ohio resident lives near a casino. That can make driving to the nearest sportsbook difficult if you prefer to place your bets in person. Kiosks help solve that problem by providing additional betting locations.

Over 2,000 local businesses could be eligible for hosting kiosks, so bettors won’t have to travel far to wager on sports. The Ohio Lottery is currently reviewing applications for potential kiosk hosts. When the dust settles, practically everyone in Ohio will be able to bet on sports near their home.

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Questions about betting kiosks in Ohio

What are kiosks?

Kiosks are electronic machines that Ohio residents can use to bet on sports. They work similarly to the state’s electronic lottery ticket machines.

When can I use an Ohio sports betting kiosk?

Kiosk gambling will become available in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023. That’s the universal start date for online betting apps, Las Vegas-style retail sportsbooks and kiosks alike.

Where can I find betting kiosks?

Bettors can find sports betting kiosks at local businesses around the state. Bars, restaurants, grocery stores, bowling alleys and gas stations are a few examples of businesses that plan to host kiosks. 

The Ohio Lottery has pre-approved more than 1,300 businesses to host kiosks, and the Ohio Casino Control Commission has formally approved the first 811.

Two businesses partnering to deliver and operate sports betting kiosks in Ohio, Elys Game Technology and Dayton-based Wright Bet, recently announced that they partnered with over 50 businesses during their first month, surpassing expectations. 

Are there limitations to using a kiosk?

Sports betting kiosks will be limited to taking the following wagers:

  • Spread wagers: A bet on the outcome of a game against odds designed to level the playing field.
  • Over-under wagers: A bet on whether the game score will be higher or lower than projected.
  • Moneyline wagers: A straight-up bet without any point spread where bettors predict the outright winner.
  • Parlays: A single bet on two to four outcomes. Each side must win to produce a winning ticket.

Proposition and in-game wagers are not permitted on sports betting kiosks.

Each Ohio bettor can only wager up to $700 in each calendar week across all sports betting kiosks.

How do I get my money if my kiosk bet wins?

If you place a winning bet at a sports betting kiosk, then you can cash out your ticket at the business where you placed your bet or at any Ohio Lottery retailer in Ohio that chooses to pay out the bets. The state recently amended the cash-out rule to allow Lottery retailers that do not offer sports betting to still cash out tickets to offer more cash-out options.