COLUMBUS – State Representative Al Cutrona (R-Canfield) supports the House Concurrence Vote on House Bill 29, which will enact legal sports betting in Ohio.
“Make no mistake about it, illegal sports betting is happening in Ohio and Ohioans are driving to Pennsylvania and West Virginia to place their bets,” said Cutrona. “This legislation simply regulates that activity and helps provide funding for our education system and our veterans while also creating jobs.”
Local bars throughout Ohio will have the opportunity to participate in sports betting with the C license available to them. This will allow local bars and restaurants to receive benefits from the legal sports wagering occurring in our state after the bill goes into effect.
“Many of us in the House and Senate have felt it was extremely important to benefit local business” added Cutrona. “I am pleased to have backed this legislation”.
House Bill 29 will make sports betting available on mobile applications, in person sportsbooks, and at lottery terminals. The bill will now go to the Governor for his signature.