By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal
Ohio’s professional sports teams are in favor of legalized sports gambling and want in on the action.
A coalition of eight pro teams (plus the Memorial Golf Tournament in Dublin) announced support for a legislative effort to legalize sports gambling in the state.
A group of lawmakers spent the early months of 2021 hearing testimony from these teams and many other industry experts in preparation of drafting a legalization proposal. A bill is expected to be introduced soon.
Momentum is leaning toward legalization. States across the country have legalized sports gambling in recent years as a way to boost revenues. More…