About Ohio’s Betting Kiosks
Kiosks are 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.
- Here’s how to use the self-service betting kiosks across Ohio
Over 1,000 businesses have been approved to host kiosks after 1,556 were pre-approved. A total of 771 Ohio sports betting kiosks opened for business on Jan. 1, 2023, and more will hit the market in due time.
Learn more about kiosks in Ohio
The latest Ohio betting kiosk news
- Intralot’s Ohio Sports Betting Kiosks Finally Going Live
- 6 More Ohio Sports Betting Kiosk Hosts Approved As Slow Roll-Out Continues
- Sports Betting Kiosk A Welcome Addition To Cincinnati Sports Bar
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 betting kiosk?
Now! Kiosk gambling became available in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023. That was 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.
A total of 771 businesses were fully licensed to begin taking bets on Jan. 1, 2023, and that number is expected to grow. The Ohio Lottery Commission pre-approved over 1,500 businesses to host kiosks, and the Ohio Casino Control Commission conditionally approved over 1,000.
Are there limitations to using a kiosk?
Sports betting kiosks are 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.
- Intralot’s Ohio Sports Betting Kiosks Finally Going LiveThe vast majority of Ohio sports betting kiosks are set to be operational this week, according to supplier Intralot.
- 6 More Ohio Sports Betting Kiosk Hosts Approved As Slow Roll-Out ContinuesThe Ohio sports betting kiosk market continues to grow, as six more businesses were licensed to add the betting machines as of Jan. 20.
- Sports Betting Kiosk A Welcome Addition To Cincinnati Sports BarAdding a sports betting kiosk was a “no-brainer” for Kitty’s Sports Grill in Cincinnati. The kiosk has been up and running since Jan. 1.
- Middling Performance In First 48 Hours For Ohio Sports Betting KiosksOpening weekend saw some highs and lows for Ohio betting kiosks. PlayOhio spoke with six businesses owners about their initial impressions.
- How To Place A Bet Using An Ohio Sports Betting KioskOhio sports betting kiosks are available in over 1,000 local businesses, including bars, restaurants and grocery stores.
- 771 Ohio Sports Betting Kiosks Went Live Jan. 1Ohio betting kiosks will open in waves as proprietors set different timelines for launch of the novel retail betting system.
- Projection: Ohio Kiosks Could Take $80 Million In Sports Bets In 2023The Ohio sports betting kiosk market will generate about $80 million in total bets and account for around 1% of handle, according to PlayOhio.
- Kroger Sports Betting Kiosks Will Not Be Available In Ohio Jan. 1The Kroger supermarket chain will not add sports betting kiosks to its stores until sometime after Ohio’s sports betting start date.
- Responsible Gambling Professionals Encouraged To Work With Sports Betting Kiosk HostsBetting kiosks need to approach safe gambling in a unique way. Ohio’s responsible gambling groups are working together to make that happen.