This is our Columbus (OH) online sports betting overview. We update you on the legislation, gambling sites, mobile apps, Ohio’s casinos and gambling locations in 2019/2020. To learn about places – top Columbus casino destinations and read reviews go to tripadvisor.
Columbus Sports Betting Locations
Columbus has had legal gambling of some kind since the 1930s. Ohio’s largest city also has some of the biggest commercial casinos and racinos in the state. However, online sports betting in Columbus is still illegal. There are no sportsbooks accepting bets online or via apps yet.
The main venue in Columbus for sports betting and gambling is Eldorado Scioto Downs. As well as entertainment and dining, Eldorado Scioto Downs has 24-hour gambling on video slots and table games. There are over 2,200 slots and games at the gambling venue.
Pari-mutuel horse racing betting and off-track betting (OTB) is available at Eldorado Scioto Downs. Columbus gamblers can place bets on Win, Place and Show, as well as a range of exotic bets like the Trifecta and Exacta.
Columbus has some legal casino resorts and poker rooms that don’t have horse racing. Poker cash games and tournaments are available at the Shark Tank Poker Club. Tournament buy-ins start at $45 and many of the events carry guaranteed prizepools. Hollywood Casino Columbus has table games, hundreds of slots, and restaurants.
In 2019, Columbus sports betting residents are still waiting for a new gambling law. Three sports betting bills were proposed this year, all seeking to regulate sports betting in Ohio. At least one of HB194, S 316, and S 111 could succeed in passing the State Legislature in 2019.
Online betting in Columbus, Ohio
Daily Fantasy Sports gambling operators like FanDuel and DraftKings are accepted in Ohio. Players can place online bets (via apps or on the sites) on the performance of college and professional sports stars. The biggest DFS sites can offer massive guaranteed prizepools.