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July 16, 2019

It would by administered by the Ohio Lottery Commission

Ohio lawmakers submit sports betting bill

Ohio lawmakers submit sports betting bill
The proposed law levies a 10 percent tax on businesses that provide sports betting.
United States | 04/10/2019

Legislation aimed at legalizing and regulating sports wagering has been introduced in the state's House. A different bill had already been introduced in the Ohio Senate last month.

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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.

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