Cincinnati Reds and Cleaveland Browns Secure Ohio Sports Betting License; Bengals and Others, Still Awaiting

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It was announced last Wednesday, September, 7 that the Cincinnati Reds, together with other businesses had secured conditional approval from the Ohio Casino and Control Commission. This is good news for fans of the team, as it means they will soon be able to place bets on games both at casinos and online.

Conditional Approval Secured

Cincinnati Reds partnered with Underdog Sports Wagering for its Online wagering license while it was joined by BetMGM as its MMSP for the retail sportsbook at Hamilton.

The Cincinnati Reds were one of more than 800 businesses that submitted an Ohio sports betting license application as the state prepares for the 2023 launch of legal wagering.

Ohio becomes the 33rd state to legalize sports wagering after the sports betting bill was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine in December 2021. This will allow up to 25 online sportsbooks and 40 retail operators in the Buckeye State.

Other conditionally approved proprietors include the following:

Type-A Sports Gaming ProprietorMobile Management Services Provider/s
JACK Cleveland CasinoPlayUp Interactive MaximBet
JACK Thistledown RacinoWynnBet
Cleveland BrownsBally’s Interactive
Crew SC StadiumTipico Ohio
MVGC SubsidiaryParx Interactive
Toledo Gaming VenturesDraftKings
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning ValleyPointsBet

Most of the proprietors stated above also secured a conditionally approved Type B sports betting license. In addition, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati also secured conditional approval with Seminole Hard Rock Digital as its MMSP.

Other Proprietors Still Waiting for Approval

While other Ohio proprietors have already secured sports betting license approval for the 2023 launch, Bengals, FC Cincinnati, and others are still waiting.

Cincinnati Bengals submitted its application with Betfred Sports as its MMSP while FC Cincinnati inked a deal with Superbook for online operations and a retail sportsbook at Hamilton. Both of the applications are submitted last July.

Other notable applications that are still waiting for approval are:

  • Belterra Park with its partner FanDuel
  • Caesars Sportsbook as the MMSP of Scioto Downs and Cleveland Cavaliers
  • BetMGM’s partnership with other proprietors, namely, MGM Northfield Park and Cedar Downs OTB