Lawmakers have introduced twin bills in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate to legalize sports betting in Ohio. Though each bill is little more than a placeholder, they represent significant forward progress for sports betting in the Buckeye State.
“There are no preconceived notions as to what that pathway may look like, nor is there a timeline,” State Representative David Greenspan told WCMH-TV in Columbus. Greenspan is the primary sponsor of the bill in the House.
The bill, HB 714, states its official purpose as an expression “of intent to develop and enact legislation legalizing sports wagering.” Its companion in the Senate, S 316, has the same language for its title.