JACK Cleveland Casino this week launched betJACK, a sports betting app that allows Ohio users to place free-money bets on sporting events. Designed like real-money apps, betJACK allows users to bet tokens as they learn the ropes of sports betting.
JACK Casino is one of four Ohio casinos currently preparing for legalized sports betting in Ohio. The betJACK app and online platform (betJACK.com) provide users with a daily allotment of 100 tokens. These can be wagered on sports ranging from the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball to international soccer, e-sports and rugby. The app offers in-game sports betting options in addition to more common bets like spreads, money lines and over/unders.
“JACK is thrilled to provide a fun and engaging platform to help Ohio sports fans become familiar with the world of sports betting,” said Brian Eby, President of JACK Entertainment. “Designed with the Ohio sports fan in mind, we are confident that betJACK will not only be a source of great entertainment but serve as an important tool to help Ohioans learn and become comfortable with sports betting.”
JACK Cleveland partnered with Shape Games to develop the app, which includes social features and a leaderboard. Users can connect with friends, share sports betting strategies and earn virtual trophies. Upon the launch of legalized sports betting in Ohio, the betJACK app will transition into a full-feature platform.
The betJACK app is available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play by searching betJACK.
JACK Casino sports betting training camp + app
The betJACK training camp, launched in February, allows prospective Ohio sports bettors to better understand the sports gaming world before diving in headfirst. The training camp offers articles explaining betting terms like spread, moneyline, over/unders, parlays, props and futures.
It’s the latest in a series of new investments for JACK Entertainment. Its Cleveland property, JACK Cleveland Casino, unveiled a new poker room in early April.
The future of sports betting in Ohio
Ohio legalized sports betting last fall, and the state’s sportsbooks will be up and running by Jan. 1, 2023.
The Ohio Legislative Service Commission estimates that sports gambling will produce more than $3.35 billion in annual revenue by 2030. There will be a 10% tax on all net revenue, with 98% going toward public and private K-12 school funding.