Ohio currently offers 13 retail sportsbook locations across the state, and at least four more are on the way. Those retail locations and plans changed dramatically since they were first unveiled ahead of launch.
Some locations nixed their pursuit of a retail book while others added one. As of March 2023, where are the in-person Ohio sportsbooks?
The dominant form of Ohio sports betting is online. According to the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC), just 1.5% of all revenue in the month of January came from retail sportsbooks. Regardless of the figures, the Buckeye State offers plenty of in-person locations to place bets and watch games.
Every Ohio retail sportsbook location
|Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course
|Great American Ball Park
|Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
|Taft's Ale House (FC Cincinnati)
|JACK Cleveland Casino
|Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
|JACK Thistledown Racino
|Hollywood Casino Columbus
|Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway
|MGM Northfield Park
|Hollywood Casino Toledo
|Miami Valley Gaming
Upcoming and planned Ohio retail sportsbooks
BetRivers‘ first retail sportsbook in Ohio opens this summer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The HOF debuted their new Hall of Fame Village, complete with an amusement park, restaurants, and shops last summer. The sportsbook is expected to open this summer and the water park in 2024. Of the unopened retail books in the state, BetRivers is the closest to opening their doors and the only one with a firm opening date.
Sportsbooks at FirstEnergy Stadium (Browns) and Lower.com Field (Crew) are in the works from Bally Bet and Tipico, respectively. The NFL won’t allow Bally Bet’s retail location to be open during games, however.
Muirfield Village Golf Club initially announced a sportsbook partnership with BetPARX before launch, but that partnership seemingly fell through. Now, the club announced their retail sportsbook will not be on Muirfield Village grounds, instead somewhere nearby. This book is the furthest from operation as Muirfield Village moved back to square one in the planning process.
Venues with no in-person sportsbook
Hope surrounded Progressive Field (Guardians) and PayCor Stadium (Bengals) offering retail books. The Guardians inked a deal with bet365 Sportsbook and the Bengals with Betfred prior to launch, but neither venue plans to offer betting lounges as of March. Progressive Field even released plans for a massive $205.5M renovation targeted to finish in time for the 2025 season. However, a retail sportsbook was not in the plans.
Nationwide Arena (Blue Jackets) was rumored to have a retail book coming in, BetFanatics, although there’s no confirmation of that yet.
Stay up-to-date with PlayOhio for developments surrounding upcoming Ohio retail sportsbooks.
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