Ohio Highschool Applies for Gaming License

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Ohio is launching legalized sportsbetting on January 1st, 2023 and there are all sorts of organizations applying for gaming licenses in the Buckeye State. Perhaps the most ridiculous one we've seen to date is the Spire Institute (a high school) applying for a proprietor's license.

The Spire Institute is known for focusing on gifted high school athletes that are looking for collegiate scholarships or to eventually turn professional. The state's sportsbetting laws allow for groups to apply for gaming licenses in order to partner with betting groups for online products. Spire is working with Out the Gate, a sportsbetting operator that uses a custom in-house betting platform.

Thus far, we've seen the Cincinnati Bengals apply for a gaming license while also agreeing with Betfred to offer a betting solution. The state's other pro NFL team, the Cleveland Browns have also submitted an application and are working with Bally's toward launching a product.

It's unknown whether or not a high school will generate controversy, given that those who attend the school are generally between the ages of 14-18 and thus unable to gamble on sports.

Ohio's deadline for sportsbetting license applications recently passed and the state's gaming regulator is currently overlooking those applications. The activity will go live on January 1st, 2023.

No comment from the school was available as of press time.

Casino Listings News is following the development of Ohio's sportsbetting industry and will update readers as appropriate.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.