Robinson said he expects it to launch in January and the racino plans to announce the date in December.
The state estimates that regulated sports betting will be a $1 billion industry in Ohio in its first year of operation, growing to $3.35 billion within a few years. Since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling four years ago paved the way for all 50 states to legalize sports betting, Americans have bet more than $125 billion on sports, according to the Associated Press. .
Miami Valley Gaming is investing in its sports gaming product with construction and technology upgrades, Robinson said, and expects its sportsbook to be worth those investments when it launches.
“I think for our clientele, it’s definitely going to be something that they appreciate having access to,” Robinson said.
“We think this is definitely going to be an addition to our business, but what we don’t know precisely is the magnitude of this addition,” he said.
Along with the sports betting offered in the racino, Miami Valley Gaming will also launch the online and mobile application MVGbet.
“It will be a user-friendly and non-intimidating online and mobile sports betting platform as an ideal first experience for people who want to try sports betting,” Robinson said, adding that it will also be a practical extension of the experience. betting on site.
Meanwhile, in Montgomery County, Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway was approved by the sports betting commission in September and recently announced plans to offer sports betting on January 1.
He announced that he will open a Barstool Sportsbook which will offer betting counters with ticket writing stations as well as kiosks.
“When complete, the Barstool Sportsbook will provide seating for 130 guests and create a fantastic game viewing experience,” the racino said in his announcement. “The new site will include a restaurant with a full-service bar and several large-screen televisions, including a 34-foot-wide display screen above the bar. The new Barstool Sportsbook will be conveniently located directly on the gaming floor for customers wishing to bet on games.
Racinos aren’t the only places people will be able to bet once sports betting is legal in Ohio. Many local bars and restaurants have been given permission to offer kiosks in their establishments, and Ohioans will also be able to gamble using their phones on sports betting apps.