Ohio House votes to legalize sports gambling; bill now heads to Senate

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The law puts the Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of regulating sports gambling

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(WKBN) – By a vote of 83-10, the Ohio House of Representatives voted to legalize sports gambling in the state.

The law puts the Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of regulating sports gambling.

Places that offer it would have to pay a 10% tax on the revenue.

Sports betting by mobile devices would be allowed.

Veterans and fraternal organizations would be allowed to offer on-site betting.

The bill now goes to the Ohio Senate where lawmakers there, along with Governor Mike DeWine, favor having the State Casino Commission oversee sports betting.

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