$1.1B wagered in Ohio´s first month of legal sports gambling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohioans wagered more than $1.1 billion on sports betting in January, the first month sports gambling was legal in the state.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission released the data Tuesday, noting the bets resulted in $208.9 million in revenue for sportsbooks across the state.

The vast majority of wagers were placed online, betmatik officials said, with 16 operators accounting for $205 million in revenue.Ohio´s 14 in-person, betmatik retail sportsbooks reported $3.2 million in revenue, while the state’s four casinos showed $86 million in gaming revenues for January.

The state taxes sports gambling revenue at 10%.

Overall, Ohioans scored more than $883.6 million in winnings, according to the data.

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