The Ohio Casino Control Commission has just approved the issuance of another 311 Type C Sports Betting licenses to qualified vendors across the state. This is great news for businesses that want to get into the sports betting market, as it now provides a more streamlined process for doing so.
What are Type C Licenses?
Ohio regulators can offer three types of sports betting licenses, Type A, B, and C. Type A licenses are for those who want to offer online sports betting while a Type B license is for those who are planning to establish a retail sports wagering site.
Moreover, one of the unique features of the Ohio sports betting market is the presence of wagering kiosks across different bars, restaurants, and supermarkets. This is through the Type C licenses offered by the regulars which can be granted to pre-qualified establishments.
New Set of Type C Licenses
There are 1376 pre-qualified establishments recognized by the state including 9 ACME Fresh market sites, 42 Kroger Supermarket branches, and 63 Giant Eagle locations. The Ohio Commission approved 311 vendors across the state which makes the total Type C license holders reach 811.
Regulators grant the first 200 Type C licenses last August while another 300 licenses are granted in the OCCC meeting last September 7. However, despite the hundreds of approvals, the Commission stated that 550 more locations are yet to submit their applications.
There may be more Type C Licenses granted in the future as the regulators are willing to award more. In a statement, the Commission said that the application period is extended and they welcome more applications.
More Licenses Granted
Meanwhile, more professional teams and their sportsbook partners have also secured their sports betting licenses. These include Cleveland Cavaliers who obtain Type A and B licenses with Fubo and Caesars sportsbook. Columbus Blue Jackets, Cleveland Guardians, and FC Cincinnati also secured the same types of licenses.
However, the Cincinnati Bengals only applied for a Type A license with the Betfred sportsbook since the team believes that in-person sports betting is not allowed by the NFL.
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The OCCC also awarded supplier licenses to Solutions, GAN Canada, GeoComply Solutions, Sportradar Solutions, and SUZOHAPP Gaming Solutions.