Ohio Sportsbetting Handle Grows in August

The Ohio Casino Control Commission issued a report this week that showed that the Buckeye State's gambling handle grew 14.4% in August when compared to July, with wagers hitting $380 million.

Online sportsbetting was responsible for a whopping 96% of all handle, while retail books generated $14 million or 4%. DraftKings was the largest site in terms of handle, with $133.8 million wagered on the platform. FanDuel Ohio was in second place with $115.8 million. Bet365 had $27.6 million in handle, while BetMGM was in fourth spot with $26.5 million. Caesars Sportsbook had revenues of $17.9 million. There are currently 19 online sportsbooks in the state and 15 retail sportsbooks in operation throughout the state.

Revenue for the month was up 10% from July to $40.8 million. Taxes paid for the month were $8.1 million, up 20% from July's $7.4 million paid.

For the year thus far, handle across the state has been $4.5 billion.

As with most states, online betting numbers are expected to begin rising when September results are tallied, as both college and professional football got underway in earnest during that period.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
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.

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