When you sign-up through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more >

Ohio Senate and House Agree on Sports Betting Legislation, Launch Before 2023

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
3 min read
Ohio State Agrees Sports Betting
  • OH Sen. Kirk Schuring Says Senate and House Agree on Sports Betting Legislation
  • Next Step: Conference Committee Approval, Then to House and Senate Floor 
  • Sports Betting Should Become Legal in Ohio by No Later Than Jan. 1, 2023

Play Fantasy Sports Here!

🔥 Claimed by 128 people this week!



Get a No Sweat First Bet up to $1,500 in Bonus Bets

21+ | T&Cs apply

OH Sen. Kirk Schuring Says Senate and House Agree on Sports Betting Legislation

In one of Ohio Senator Kirk Schuring’s recent chats with Canton radio station 1480 WHBC, he shared some exciting news with his constituents, indicating that the state Senate and House of Representatives have both finally agreed on a workable version of sports betting legislation.

Schuring told his radio hosts:

We have an agreement on sports gaming.

The Senator is most likely referring to the “conceptual agreement” that we recently reported on, the one that was mentioned in a Tweet that said Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) and other Ohio lawmakers have reached a “conceptual agreement” on legalized sports betting in the state.

To have that information confirmed publicly and on the air by Schuring has to be reassuring for Buckeye State gamblers who have been waiting since 2018, when the Supreme Court overturned PASPA, for legal sports betting in their state.

Of course, plenty of steps still needs to happen before the legislation can become law.

Next Step: Conference Committee Approval, Then to House and Senate Floor

The amount of political red tape that Ohio lawmakers must first sort through to get sports betting legislation passed is staggering, a challenging and time-consuming process that more than half the other states in the U.S. have already been through.

Schuring gave some hints as to what is next, saying:

I expect the conference committee to meet this week and for the conference report to be approved, and then it will go to the House and Senate floors this week. We’ve got everything staged up.

The Senator explained that he and other lawmakers have worked together and “we’ve got the concepts that we worked out,” but now the challenge is taking those concepts and creating passable legislation out of it that pleases both chambers and both sides of the aisle.

Even if all goes well, though, it could still be some time before that Ohio market can launch.

This sports betting legislation is a part of House Bill 29, which, if passed, would amend section 5753.031 in part “to legalize and regulate sports gaming in this state, to levy a tax on businesses that provide sports gaming, and to make other changes to the Gambling Law.”

According to what Rep Seitz told the Statehouse News Bureau that even if workable sports betting legislation where to be passed some time in December, it could still take all next year to actually launch that market to the public.

So that means that by January 2023 Ohio bettors might be able to place wagers closer to home instead of using offshore sportsbooks or having to travel to neighboring states where sports betting is already legal.

Keep checking back for all the latest news and updates on this exciting Ohio story.

Play Fantasy Sports Here!

Logo #1



Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets

21+ | Terms and conditions apply

Logo #2



$500 Bonus Bet

21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500

Image for Mike Lukas

Mike Lukas

Sports Betting & Gambling Industry Analyst

Gambling News
Betting Picks
Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager.
Nationality: American
Education: N/A
Favourite Sportsbook: bet365 Sportsbook
Favourite Casino: Caesars Palace Casino
23 years
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2024 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. 21+ Only. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

WSN.com is run by iGaming Cloud Inc (a Gaming Innovation Group Subsidiary) and is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.