Sports gambling

A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

Some lawmakers are looking for a way to bring legal sports betting to Ohio. The move is in reaction to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, allowing states administer gambling on sports.

A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

The recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal ban on sports betting means Pennsylvania can go forward with sports wagering through a law passed last year, in anticipation of the court’s decision.

A man watches a baseball game in the sports book at the South Point hotel-casino, Monday, May 14, 2018, in Las Vegas.
John Locher / Associated Press

Lawmakers are weighing the state’s options in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legalized sports betting throughout the country.

As they consider legal pathways, a well-known gambling proponent is moving ahead with a campaign to put a legalization question on an upcoming ballot.

The Supreme Court Decision on Sports Betting

May 16, 2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday to give states the power to decide if they want to allow betting on sports events. The decision was the latest milestone in an decades-old dispute on the pros and cons of such gambling.

Join us today as we discuss plans already underway in other states to take advantage of the ruling, legislation in the works that would allow Congress to gain more control of the betting, and opinions on the issue from Ohio leaders.