While it won’t be legal to place sports bets in Ohio until 2023, the sign up process for mobile sportsbooks is pretty straightforward across the country.
After downloading the app of your choice, and there look to be many in Ohio, here is the general sign up process:
To sign up, you will need register with the following information. Enter your personal details:
- Last four digits of Social Security Number
You will then be prompted to set security questions and confirm that you are at least 21 years of age. After that, you can deposit into your account and get ready to start betting.
Step-By-Step Process for Ohio Sports Betting
Once you have created your account and deposited, you can navigate through the sportsbook to place your wager.
Say you want to bet on an NBA playoff game, here is the step-by-step process at WynnBET Sportsbook.
Step 1: Select the game you would like to bet on
Step 2: Select the wager you’d like to make, in this scenario, we are taking the Warriors -5.5.
Step 3: Select your bet amount and place your bet
Details of Ohio’s Sports Betting Law
Ohio’s sports betting law, HB 29, is actually an amendment, but it contains the necessary language to legalize sports betting in the state.
Right now, we know that there are three different types of licenses that can be applied for in Ohio.
Type A licenses are for companies operating inside of Ohio, and the state is allotting 25 slots for these licensees. Type B licenses are reserved for physical sportsbooks inside Ohio, and there are up to 40 that may be allowed by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Type C licenses are reserved for Class D liquor licensees in the state, which means bars, restaurants and locations that serve alcohol will be able to have sports betting kiosks.
Any other quirks within the law have yet to be revealed. Other states have rules about betting on collegiate sports that take place in the state itself.