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Ohio Senate President On Board With New Sports Betting Proposal

by Jill R. Dorson

Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman has signed off on anew legal sports betting proposal, according to an industry source, and language for a new bill could be finalized by the middle of next week.  That news comes on the heels of Rep. Bill Seitz telling Statehouse news earlier this week that a “possible agreement” has  been worked out to legalize statewide mobile and retail sports betting.

Neither Seitz nor Sports Handle’s source could offer any information about the details of the latest agreement, which has been a year in the making.  Some stakeholders still say Ohio lawmakers won’t legalize until 2022, despite a yearlong effort that included 14 meetings by a Senate Select Committee on Gaming.

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