April Pushes Ohio Sports Betting Past $3 Billion In 2023 Bets, Top 3 US Rank In Play

Written By Danny Cross on May 31, 2023 - Last Updated on June 1, 2023
Ohio Sports Betting Revenue April 2023

The Ohio sports betting market in April added another half billion dollars to its 2023 tally, taking over $520 million betting volume for a total of just over $3 billion on the year.

The Ohio market has expectedly slowed since its initial splash into the U.S. industry in January, but the state is still on pace to push for top-three status among U.S. sports betting markets in 2023.

Since taking a record $1.1 billion in January bets, the market has benefited from the Super Bowl and March Madness propping up its second and third months, and April’s $520,576,451 handle showed that Ohio is poised to keep a brisk pace during the typically slower summer months.

Ohio hauls in $520 million in April handle

Ohio sportsbooks made $63.8 million in revenue on $$520.6 million in April betting volume. The latter figure was nearly a 30% drop from March’s $737.2 million, an expected decrease after March’s heavy NCAA Tournament betting.

For the year, Ohio is now up to over $3 billion in betting volume with nearly $450,000 in revenue.

ohio sports betting handle, revenue for january, february, march and april 2023 stacked area chart

Ohio online sportsbooks continue to dominate market

No surprise here, but sportsbook apps continue to be the most popular betting option in Ohio. 

In April, online sportsbooks accounted for over 97% of the market, with $505,643,097 in handle. Sportsbook apps came in with $62,272,609 in revenue

FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Ohio continue to dominate the Ohio online sportsbook market. FanDuel took around $185,000 in April bets for a 36.5% market share. DraftKings was at $161,000 and 31.9%

BetMGM (7.5%), Bet365 (7.3%) and Caesars (5.4%) rounded out the top five in market share.

SportsbookApril HandleMarket ShareApril Revenue
Hard Rock8,749,4991.7%887,886

Retail sportsbooks took nearly $15 million in April bets

The Ohio retail sportsbook market saw a similar decline as the state’s online sportsbooks, with total handle falling to $14.9 million from March’s $21.9 million

Again, the drop-off can be directly traced to the huge draw of March Madness for the retail sportsbooks in March. April’s figures could portend how the summer months will look before betting picks back up with the NFL regular season beginning in September. 

As far as retail sportsbook betting volume, the Barstool Sportsbook at Hollywood Columbus led the way with $2,987,249, followed by the Hard Rock OH at Hard Rock Cincinnati ($2,815,180) and the BetJACK Sportsbook at JACK Cleveland ($1,661,306)

Brick-and-mortar sportsbooks came away with just under $1.5 million in revenue, led by the Hard Rock Sportsbook in Cincinnati ($395,504), BetJACK Sportsbook in Cleveland ($263,021) and the BetMGM Sportsbook at MGM Northfield Park ($217,249). 

Hollywood ColumbusBarstool$2,987,249$69,113
Hard Rock CincinnatiHard Rock$2,815,180$395,504
JACK ClevelandBetJACK$1,661,306$263,021
Hollywood DaytonBarstool$1,324,425$60,736
MGM Northfield ParkBetMGM$1,176,818$217,249
Hollywood Mahoning ValleyBarstool$1,127,665$71,641
JACK ThistledownBetJACK$1,038,526$128,849
Hollywood ToledoBarstool$882,609$94,599
Scioto DownsCaesars$632,662$68,791
Belterra ParkFanDuel$513,457$69,340
Miami Valley GamingMVGBet$408,695$26,826
Cleveland CavaliersCaesars$252,025$30,990
Cincinnati RedsBetMGM$98,8100
FC CincinnatiSuperBook$13,9270
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Danny Cross is the managing editor of PlayOhio, where he covers the Ohio sports betting and casino industries, including the latest news on Ohio sportsbooks and responsible gambling in the state. Cross joined PlayOhio from Pro Football Focus, where he wrote and edited articles on the NFL, fantasy football and betting.

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