AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Sports betting kicked off in the Buckeye State on Sunday, and Hollywood Gaming in Austintown has its first round of numbers from Opening Day.
Its new Barstool Sportsbook accepted nearly 1,000 wagers on Sunday alone. A few of those bets came with a $1,000 price tag, and one bet settled for more than $1,500.
Bets can be taken on a vast variety of sports, including professional football, basketball, hockey and baseball; and college football and basketball.
Those who partook were able to utilize any of Hollywood Gaming’s 10 self-betting kiosks before and even during the games.
Staff at the Sportsbook tell First News they’ve “seen a new energy” in the facility. A large part of this is based on how crowded it was just ahead of Sunday’s 1 p.m. NFL kick-off.