As the launch date for Ohio sports betting apps draws near, enthusiasts are preparing for it. On the first day of January, Ohio will join other states in legalizing sportsbooks. This includes retail wagering and sports betting apps.
Before the legalization, Ohio residents could only engage in fantasy sports betting. The legalization was necessary as the state was the only one with no legal sports betting access. Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, and Indiana all had extant laws on sports betting and gambling generally.
What sports betting enthusiasts can expect
Residents of the buckeye state can now enjoy sports betting online in their homes as the HB29 bill was signed into law. The government is expecting to see around 3,000 license applications. However, only licensed operators can begin to operate by January 1, 2023.
Enthusiasts can expect some sportsbook apps on launch day. The apps will be available on iOS and Android, and users can download them from the respective stores. However, the websites still work well for both mobile and desktop.
In terms of bonuses and offers, users can also expect to enjoy early registration perks. Some sportsbooks will offer up to $100 for signing up before launch day. Depending on the sportsbook, it may also include a welcome offer for up to $1,000.
Some betting markets users can expect include baseball, NHL, college sports betting, and NFL. For MLB, users will be able to wager live during breaks and pauses. The NHL option will also include spread betting or moneyline bets.
Other bet options to expect include parlays, totals, futures, and props bets.
Types of promotions to expect
As sportsbooks prepare to launch, there are a lot of prospects for promotions. This is one way sportsbooks reward their customers. There will be risk-free bets to give refunds to users who lose their bets. This refund comes in the form of a free bet that the user can wager on the platform for a chance to win.
Another popular promotion to expect is referral bonuses. This type of bonus makes it possible for players to get rewards for introducing their friends to the sportsbook. Such bonuses often come with rewards for both the users and the new player.
The deposit match is another common perk that helps users fund their bets. Some sportsbooks may offer up to 100% deposit matches.
What payment options will they offer?
It is unclear what payment options will be available to users when the sportsbooks launch in January. However, users can expect several payment options, including credit or debit cards, online bank transfers, PayPal, e-check, and prepaid Play+ cards.
These options will likely be for deposit. For withdrawal, expect to use some of these options except credit cards.
The gambling industry in Ohio is about to change drastically. Also, there are a lot of expectations from the industry. However, we can only wait and see how it pans out. Not all sportsbooks may be able to start immediately, but within the year, all issues must have been sorted.