Fans interested in Ohio sports betting will have their eyes on New York City this New Year’s Eve.
During Wednesday’s bimonthly meeting of the Ohio Casino Control Commission, executive director Matthew Schuler referenced that city’s iconic New Year’s celebration as the exact start time for sports wagering in Ohio.
The OCCC announced during its June 1 meeting that Jan. 1, 2023 would be the official start of sports wagering in the state.
“Once the ball drops in Times Square, sports gaming can commence in Ohio,” Schuler said Wednesday.
Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday and Week 17 of the NFL season. Cleveland is at Washington that day, while Cincinnati plays host to Buffalo on Jan. 2.
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What to Know About Wednesday’s Meeting
Among the other highlights from Wednesday’s OCCC meeting was an update on the number of applications for sports betting licenses in Ohio and the breakdown between classification levels.
In total, 850 applications were filed by operators to the OCCC, ranging from 22 in the “Type A” classification, 25 in “Type B,” and 7 in “Type C.”
A total of 385 applications for “key sports gaming employees” were submitted to the commission, while 235 applications for “Type C sports gaming hosts” were handed in to the commission.
Type A sports betting licenses are awarded to mobile gaming operators, professional sports teams, casinos, and racinos, while Type B are set out for retail sportsbooks, and Type C classifications are for sports betting kiosks in licensed retail facilities and bars or restaurants.
The deadline to apply for Type C Ohio sports betting licenses is Aug. 15, while Types A and B had a July 15 cutoff date to apply for licensure.
Ohio Sports Betting License Update
Here is the list of retail and Ohio mobile betting apps applications as of July 29, with each applicants mobile management services provider (MMSP) and management services provider (MSP).
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