Twitter Has Pulse Of Ohio Sports Betting Launch Story

Written By Kim Yuhl on January 1, 2023
How Is Ohio Sports Betting's Market Going?

After ringing in the New Year with Ohio sports betting, I woke up and immediately wanted to know how the new addition to the family was doing. Of course, that meant heading to Twitter to see what people were saying.

It all started here:

The new year brings in Ohio sports betting

What’s New Year’s without a party? Well, the party is just getting started in Ohio.


Of course, the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) got the timing just wrong enough that Ohio State fans in Ohio couldn’t legally bet on the Peach Bowl.

Well, maybe the commission saved bettors some money because Ohio State missed the winning field goal just as the clock struck midnight, and sports betting in Ohio became legal.

Good news for you football fans, you still have the Browns:


Or maybe not:

A new sports betting market always has ceremonial first bets

It wasn’t long before the ceremonial first bets were placed.

I will just leave the whole Pete Rose being courted to place the first bet out there for you to ponder. Let the battle about whether Rose belongs in the Hall of Fame play out on Twitter.

Our guy Danny Cross also checked out the unveiling of the BetMGM Sportsbook at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

More first Ohio sports bets

It’s been a long wait for bettors to place legal bets in the state — a very long wait. It’s no wonder there is a ton of excitement. Showing your bets on Twitter is the 2023 version of sharing what you had for dinner from back in the day.

How do you think these bettors did?


I think the last one, a FanDuel Sportsbook promotion, is a safe bet. Hopefully …

No escaping from betting commercials

After more than a month of pre-lanch offers, it is clear that sports betting fans already feel the advertising fatigue. There is no hiding from the ads, but if history and other states are to be trusted, they will lessen — eventually.

For now, though, expect your Twitter feed to be full of Ohio sports betting promotions and bonus codes. Here’s a hint, they are all the same, and they are all listed on our Ohio sports betting page.

Bet responsibly, Ohio!

With the launch of any new gambling market, the potential risk of gambling addiction is always top of mind for regulators. The OCCC has taken its job seriously and put several measures in place that go above and beyond what other states are doing.


Bottom line, have fun and bet responsibly, Ohio. We’re happy to see you here.

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Kim Yuhl is the Head of Production for the Play Network of Sites. With over a decade of experience covering the online gambling industry, she has written and managed sites for some of the most well-known brands in the Catena Media portfolio, including PlayNJ, PlayMichigan, PlayPennsylvania and, of course, PlayOhio.

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