- Ohio sports betting apps continue to apply for licenses before the January 1, 2023 launch date
- Cincinnati Bengals announce a partnership with BetFred
- Read below for the latest Ohio online sports betting update
Recently the Cincinnati Bengals have announced that they have teamed up with BetFred, making them official partners in the Ohio sports betting market. The Bengals are only the second team within the NFL to partner up with BetFred, along with the Denver Broncos. With this partnership, the Bengals hope to improve and look for new ways to increase fan participation and experience as Ohio sports betting apps start rolling out in time for NFL Playoffs.
Bengals, BetFred Announce Partnership in Ohio Sports Betting Market
Ohio online sports betting is planned to begin as of January 1, 2023. This means that once things are up and running bettors can place their wages through BetFred. To make things even easier, BetFred is planning on releasing a mobile sports betting app for fans to use all across Ohio. With this new OH sports betting app, fans will have even more opportunities than normal to engage in the sports betting world.
“We look forward to working with Betfred to create fun, fan-focused activations that add to the excitement on gameday.”
More about our partnership with BetFred ⬇️
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) July 13, 2022
The Cincinnati Bengals were looking to partner with an online sportsbook, so this partnership made the most sense. Now that BetFred has entered the Ohio online sports betting market, they will now legally operate in six different US states starting in January 2023. This also makes the Bengals the first sports franchise to apply for an online sports betting license since the new sports betting laws were placed in the state.
More Ohio Sports Betting Apps in Market
Now that things are continuing to move forward in Ohio, many sportsbooks will start to become interested in applying for licenses. The Cincinnati Bengals themselves have applied for a type A sports betting license. This means that they are eligible for online sports betting as well as partnering up with major sportsbooks.
The Cincinnati Bengals officially applied for a Type A online sports betting license in Ohio.
FanDuel also applied for an online sports betting service provider (a skin) license.
The Michael Rubin owned Fanatics also applied for an online sports betting service provider license
— RLinnehanXL (@RLinnehanXl) July 9, 2022
A few of the sportsbooks that have already jumped on applications for an Ohio license include Caesars Sportsbook, BetMGM, PointsBet, FanDuel, DraftKings, BetFred, Barstool, Bet365, and many other sportsbook who you’ll recognize . So many sportsbooks have jumped at these applications because even though the official launch date for Ohio is January 1, 2023, it is hopeful that betting will start as early as football season.
ICYMI: Latest Ohio sportsbook application notables (list subject to change)
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— Ryan Butler (@ButlerBets) July 18, 2022
Now that the Bengals have announced their official partnership with BetFred, a few other Ohio professional sports franchises are joining in on the fun too. A few of the teams who have submitted an application for online sports betting include The Cleveland Guardians, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Reds.
Ohio is set to match Arizona with a US-leading 8 pro sports teams/orgs partnered with mobile sportsbooks:
Bally's (CLE Browns)
bet365 (CLE Guardians)
Betfred (CIN Bengals)
Fanatics (COL Blue Jackets)
Fubo (CLE Cavaliers)
Superbook (FC Cincy)
Tipico (COL Crew)
Underdog (CIN Reds)
— Ryan Butler (@ButlerBets) July 18, 2022
What’s Next For Ohio Sports Betting?
In December of 2021, we saw Ohio online sports betting signed into law, with the guarantee for bettors to place their wagers online as soon as possible. The official launch was then announced and bettors were told it would be January 1, 2023. But with the popularity of online sports betting, and football season right around the corner, fans are looking to place their bets as soon as they can. So, franchises such as the Cincinnati Bengals and their partnership with BetFred, are working fast to make this a possibility.
As we already know, the Bengals franchise has already applied for a type A license, within Ohio. However, the state will also be releasing 24 more type A licenses for any other interested franchises. As well as 40 type B licenses to ensure Ohio offers sports betting both online and at retail locations. With sportsbooks filling out applications and partnerships, such as this one developing, Ohio online sports betting will be active before we know it.