epublican Rep. Dave Greenspan, of Westlake, and Democratic Rep. Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, have put forward a bill Tuesday to establish a Sports Gaming Advisory Board designed to legalize and regulate sports gambling in Ohio, Fox8 Cleveland reports.
The proposal would allow the Ohio Lottery Commission to administer sports gambling, with the new advisory board initially providing research and recommendations to the commission. The bill also levies a 10 percent tax on businesses that provide sports betting.
Greenspan's release Tuesday said the legislation is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to offer legalized betting on professional and college sports. He also said the legislation would generate additional funds for public education and for problem gambling and addiction services.