Best sportsbooks in Ohio
Best sportsbook promotions in Ohio
How to bet on sports in Ohio
With a plethora of excellent sports betting operators rolling out their services in the Buckeye State, users in Ohio will find it quick and easy to register and lay their wagers from their phones, tablets, or computers. Simply review the lucrative offers below, follow the links Dimers has provided, input the required information, then place your bets. What's more, there is no limit to how many sportsbooks Ohio users can register with, nor how many sign-up bonuses they can collect, meaning, for residents of Ohio, the opportunities to cash in on your favorite sports teams are practically endless.
Sports betting in Ohio: Requirements
The requirements for sports betting in Ohio are quite straightforward. Users simply need to live in Ohio and register from within the state, possess a social security number, and be more than 21 years old. Ohio sports bettors should also be advised that individual operators occasionally implement their own restrictions for sports betting eligibility, and that promotional offers and registration bonuses typically include deposit requirements, which vary depending on the sportsbook in question, time of promotion, etc.
Sports you can bet on in Ohio
Where to bet in Ohio
All of the following sport betting operators will be available in Ohio, providing residents a generous array of sports betting options, user-friendly platforms, and competitive odds. Further, each of these sportsbooks will provide live betting options, in addition to traditional betting, allowing sports bettors in Ohio to wager on events taking place in real time.
|Best Attribute||Best for sweepstakes||Best for beginners||Best for NBA promos||Best user experience||Best for parlays||Best for NFL Parlays|
|Ohio Rollout Date||January 1st||January 1st||January 1st||January 1st||January 1st||January 1st|
|Ohio Sign-up Promotion||Bet $5, Get $200 in Bonus Bets on the NBA Finals!||Get Up to $1,000 Paid Back + a Bonus Bet on the NBA Finals!||No Sweat First Bet Up to $1,000 on the NBA Finals!||Bet $1, Get $200 in Bonus Bets on the NBA Finals!||Get a Second Chance Bet up to $500 in Bet Credits on the NBA Finals!||Register for DFS, And Receive A Free NBA Entry|
|States (including Ohio)||20||19 + Washington D.C.||18||3||14||14|
|In game betting||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
What’s the best bet in Ohio
Ohio Sports Betting Resources
NCAAF College Football betting in Ohio
In terms of collegiate sports, football is king is in Ohio, most notably the Ohio State Buckeyes, whose enormously successful CFB program can be relied upon to bring excellent sports betting opportunities to Ohioans via DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, and every other sportsbook that will eventually be licensed in the Buckeye State. DraftKings sportsbook is particularly well known for its college football betting opportunities, as is BetMGM sportsbook, exemplified by the lucrative array of promo deals both have taken to rolling out annually for the CFP Playoffs, in which OSU is a regular participant. The same is true of FanDuel's offerings for non-CFP bowl games, which have tended to serve as showcases for Ohio State stars destined for the NFL, such as Christ Carter and Eddie George.
NCAAB College Basketball betting in Ohio
While Ohio is not necessarily a state associated with college basketball, several NCAAB programs of illustrious history nonetheless call the Buckeye State home, all of which will be available for college basketball betting via DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, and other top sportsbooks, beginning in 2023. What's more, a huge breadth of Ohio-based colleges and universities have made appearances in the March Madness NCAA Tournament since its inception—Ohio State, Xavier, Dayton, Cincinnati, and Miami Ohio, to name just a few—and given said tournament's status as the top US sports betting event of the year, it's no wonder that college basketball fans are already speculating as to specifics of FanDuel's March Madness promotions in 2023, not to mention the college basketball promos DraftKings and BetMGM are almost certain to provide.
Betting on the NBA in Ohio
Though Ohio boasts just one NBA franchise, the Cleveland Cavaliers, basketball betting in Ohio is nonetheless poised to be the state's second most popular form of sports wagering, trailing only football, largely due to extraordinary, albeit sporadic, run of success enjoyed by the Cleveland Cavaliers since drafting Lebron James in 2003. Further, NBA sports betting seems to lend itself to the cream of the crop when it comes Ohio sportsbook promos, with FanDuel debuting their services by offering extraordinary NBA bonuses for Ohio sign-up. Best of all, now that Donovan Mitchell has come to town, the Cavs are once again a top NBA Championship contender, hardly five years removed from their most recent NBA title, which came in 2017 under the leadership of Lebron James and Kyrie Irving, so it's not just FanDuel offering great value for NBA betting in Ohio, but DraftKings, BetMGM, Pointsbet, and many more sportsbooks as well.
Betting on the NFL in Ohio
Equipped with two NFL franchises, the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, and a ravenous fanbase of football lovers, it's no wonder that whether Ohio users favor DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, or any other Ohio sportsbook, football betting promo offers are sure to abound. Not only do the Browns and Bengals each boast sterling histories, complete with NFL legends like Jim Brown and Chad Johnson (a.k.a. Chad Ochocinco), both teams are also currently enjoying bright futures, largely due to elite quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Deshaun Watson under Cincinnati and Cleveland's respective centers. With that said, the addition of Joe Burrow's LSU teammate Jamar Chase to the Bengals' receiving corps has solidified Cincinnati as the Buckeye State's NFL golden boys of the moment, perfect for the killer promo deals offered by the likes of DraftKings, among other top Ohio sportsbooks. Add to that the 2023 NFL Playoffs are right around the corner, and it's clear that legal sports wagering couldn't be coming at a better time for football bettors in Ohio.
Ohio Sports Betting History
Ohio has long held the reputation as one of the top sports states in the nation, even if the results of the state's respective pro teams have not always matched the quality of its fans. Things, however, have changed, and at the perfect time for the nation's top four sportsbooks, FanDuel, DraftKings, and BetMGM (as well as many others) to roll out their services in Ohio. Just last year, Joe Burrow's Cincinnati Bengals came out of nowhere to finish the 2021-22 NFL season as Super Bowl runners up, which would have provided a feeding frenzy for sports betting in the Buckeye State, given the massive NFL promo offers sportsbooks like BetMGM and DraftKings are known to deliver annually at Super Bowl time. In the NBA, it's virtually the same story, with the Cleveland Cavaliers only a few years removed from a 2017 Lebron-led title, and Donovan Mitchell's current Cavs giving every indication that FanDuel's legendary NBA promos will once again be applicable to a Cleveland Cavaliers appearance in the NBA Finals. Add to that the endless dominance of the Ohio State college football program, not to mention the historical quality of both the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians, and there's no question Ohio will soon number amongst the preeminent sports betting hubs in the nation.