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What To Expect From BetMGM Ohio When It Launches

What To Expect From BetMGM Ohio When It Launches

Sports betting is launching in states across the country, and it is coming to Ohio as well.

Multiple betting platforms are expected to launch in Ohio, including BetMGM, which should make a splash with special in-app features and the BetMGM Ohio promo code. It’s one of the top names in the industry and will help Ohio bettors get in on all the action once sports betting is live in the Buckeye State.

Here is what to expect from BetMGM Ohio when it launches:

Accessible app, special bonus

There is plenty for bettors to look forward to when BetMGM Ohio, as well as other Ohio sports betting apps, does launch.

The BetMGM Sportsbook app is designed to be the perfect platform for bettors. Using categories, the app makes sports and events lists easy to find and navigate. That way, users don’t have to spend so much time finding their preferred event or simply figuring out how to use the app; instead, they can spend more time deciding how to place their bets.

BetMGM also provides world-class odds, so whether users prefer betting on football, basketball, baseball, or even more nice sports, they can expect to get preferable odds when using the platform.

It’s also super easy to download and start using the BetMGM Sportsbook app. All users have to do is find the app on either the App or Google Play stores to download it. Then, they will need to input personal information and set up an account before being able to deposit funds and start filling out bet slips.

Another reason for bettors to be attracted to BetMGM is its generous new-user offer, which is a risk-free first bet up to $1,000. It will be among many expected Ohio sports betting bonuses.

BetMGM’s offer allows bettors to essentially have insurance behind their initial wager with the platform. If their first bet wins, they will get their earnings back per usual, but if it loses, they will be refunded their wager amount up to $1,000 in free bets.

Ohio bettors will be in luck with this offer, as it seems like the perfect opportunity for new bettors especially, letting them get experience with the platform while not risking losing money.

Plenty of local sports to bet on

Once Ohio sports betting is up and running, bettors should be able to use BetMGM to place bets on plenty of local teams.

And Ohio is one of the country’s major sports markets, so in-state bettors looking to gamble on local sports with BetMGM should be in luck. The state is full of sports action with professional franchises in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL, plus college and other sports.

BetMGM provides plenty of action on football, and with the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals both residing in Ohio, fans who want to bet on their local teams should be able to get those chances and more once the platform launches.

The same can be said for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA, the Cleveland Guardians and Cincinnati Reds in the MLB, and the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL.

Plus, it’s expected that Ohio will allow bets on major college sports. Though it’s still unclear to which aspects of the games bettors will actually be able to put money down on, that’s an exciting prospect for college sports fans, especially those of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

When could Ohio sports betting launch?

After lawmakers passed House Bill 29, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed sports betting legislation into law last December. Ohio regulators are working under a deadline of Jan. 1, 2023, to get sports betting up and running, but a specific date for when the industry will go live isn’t yet known.

Along with making sure all of the rules and processes for sports betting are effective, regulators also have to grant licenses to potential betting operators. At most, 40 Type A licenses will be granted in Ohio, so numerous betting platforms are sure to rush into the fray in order to set up shop.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission is overseeing the implementation of sports betting in the state.

“Currently, the Commission is creating the rules, applications, forms, systems, and other items necessary to implement the bill’s provisions and will provide updates as they become available,” the commission’s website states.

Ohio’s government should also see a tax income boost from the industry when it goes live. Sports betting operators will pay a tax of 10% of their net revenue, The Associated Press reported when the industry first became legal in Ohio.

Tyler Wombles is a journalist and contributor to NEOSI who graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2020. He currently covers Tennessee Volunteers athletics, high school sports, and more for The Daily Times in Maryville, Tennessee. He roots for the San Francisco 49ers, Brooklyn Nets and (unfortunately) the New York Mets.

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