Ohio’s Sports Betting Kiosk Handle Jumps To Nearly $1.4 Million In March

Written By Brian Cross on April 18, 2023 - Last Updated on May 15, 2023
Ohio Sports Betting Kiosk Revenue

Sports betting kiosks in Ohio have gradually been rolling out since Ohio sports betting launched on Jan. 1.

Despite some delays getting the vast majority of kiosks up and running, the market has quickly climbed during its three-month existence. Ohio sports betting kiosks took in nearly $1.4 million in handle in March, a 42% increase over February.

March was a big month for Ohio sports betting kiosks

After three full months of operation, Ohio’s betting kiosk market has grown to 940 licensed locations in the state. A total of 771 were available on Jan. 1, and by the end of February there were 866.

Along with the number of kiosks, Ohio’s kiosk revenue also continues to grow. Ohio sports betting kiosk handle in 2023:

  • January: $850,334
  • February: $973,208
  • March: $1,384,324

From the $1,384,324 total March handle, Ohio sports bettors won $1,204,672 in prizes. That left $171,630 in gross revenue for the kiosks. Gaming proprietors made $135,202 of that, and the Ohio Lottery’s cut was $33,283.

The Ohio Lottery acts as the regulatory body that licenses proprietors, collecting and dispersing the revenue.

New kiosk proprietor hits the ground running in Ohio

New to the market in March is kiosk supplier BetSkybox, which opened with 12 host locations last month. The March revenue report shows the company offering terminals in 31 locations.

All five of Ohio’s licensed kiosk proprietors added new locations in March. SportsBet (Intralot) still has the highest number of host locations by far. The company added 25 locations for a March total of 753 out of Ohio’s 940 kiosk locations.

Gold Rush Gaming, which brought in the least amount of handle in February, added 10 new locations and surpassed BetIGG in handle in March. BetIGG only added one new location by March and held the smallest market share. Even BetSkybox brought in more handle and revenue with its 31 locations versus BetIGG’s 50.

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Gold Rush

Kiosk sports betting still ramping up

BetSkybox was one of three companies licensed to operate in Ohio which had not partnered with a local business to install kiosks. That company is now in the game, while Elys Game Technology and J&J Ventures are licensed and could add partners at any time.

The Ohio Lottery initially pre-approved more than 1,500 locations to partner with kiosk proprietors to offer sports betting. Over 1,100 of those have received full licensing from the Ohio Casino Control Commission. With over 100 retail locations and two more vendors licensed and ready to go, Ohio is likely to see the kiosk market continue to expand.

The number of kiosk host locations continues to grow. The Lottery updates its list of sports betting kiosk host locations weekly.

Photo by AP / Steven Senne
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Brian Cross contributes sports betting, casino and lottery coverage to PlayOhio and PlayPennsylvania. Brian studied Professional Writing and Journalism at the University of Cincinnati and has been a contributing writer at Cincinnati’s alt-weekly for over 10 years.

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