Ohio lawmakers differ on sports betting legislation

Ohio lawmakers are debating over two competing versions of a sports betting plan.

The Senate version calls for the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) to regulate, while the House bill wants the Ohio Lottery to be the regulator.

Under the House plan, 10% of the profits would come back to the state while the Senate plan would have 6.75%. Two percent would be donated back to addiction treatment services.

Estimated revenue could be between $30 and $60 million a year.

Eleven other states have already passed sports betting laws. Ohio would be the 12th state, but when that will happen is anyone's guess.

Not only do lawmakers differ on who should be in charge of overseeing the program, but there is also a much larger debate on what businesses should be allowed to have sports betting.

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