Bill Introduced to Legalize Sports Betting in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Two Ohio legislators have introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Buckeye State.

State representatives David Greenspan and Brigid Kelly unveiled the bill Tuesday, which is a direct result of the ruling by the US Supreme Court in 2018, that allowed states to legalize the practice.

In Ohio, under the proposed bill, the industry would be regulated by the Ohio Lottery Commission, with two members added to it, and at least three members having an expertise in sports gambling.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission will have the authority to regulate the industry.

Revenues on bets would be taxed at 10-percent, with a portion of that money going to education, the lottery, and gambling addiction programs.

The bill still awaits a number and a committee assignment.

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