- PointsBet has announced the launch of mobile and online betting in Ohio.
- The launch is the 4th state under a partnership with PENN Entertainment (formerly Penn National Gaming).
- Ohio is the 14th US market for PointsBet joining New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Louisiana, and most recently Maryland. They’re also live with mobile sports betting in Ontario.
PointsBet is starting 2023 like they ended 2022– making like Elvis and ‘TCB’ (taking care of business). They’ve recently launched in Kansas in partnership with the Kansas Crossing Casino & Hotel. They followed that up by adding their 12th US market with the debut of a retail sportsbook in Maryland. They’ve set up shop in their 13th US market, going live with mobile and online betting in Louisiana. Like any worthwhile sportsbook, they’ve also launched mobile betting in Ontario. Earlier today, they announced US market fourteen as they’ve debuted their mobile wagering platform in Ohio.
Here’s the official 411 from the PointsBet press release:
PointsBet Holdings Limited (ASX: PBH), the leader in live betting, today announced the company has officially unveiled its market-leading mobile app and digital sports betting product in the state of Ohio.
Ohio marks the 14th operational state for PointsBet’s premium sports betting product, following successful launches in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Louisiana, and most recently Maryland.
Upon further review, it looks like I’ve received two press releases from PointsBet–one from PointsBet USA and the other from the PointsBet Investor Relations in Australia. The word from Australia is a bit less in depth:
3 January 2023 – Melbourne, Australia – PointsBet Holdings Limited (ASX: PBH) (the “Company”) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, PointsBet Ohio, LLC (“PointsBet”) has launched online sports betting operations in the State of Ohio.
PointsBet has done a great job to date, launching in 14 states despite not being one of the ‘US legacy gaming’ cabal. Here’s some of the bonuses and product differentiation points for Ohio players at PointsBet:
As part of its OddsFactory proprietary technology integration, PointsBet brings fans closer to the action with hundreds of live betting options across all sports. Currently, PointsBet offers LIGHTNING BETS™ for NFL, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, and soccer.
PointsBet is the only operator in the market to offer Name A Bet, Live Same Game Parlays, and Pointsbetting. Name a Bet allows bettors to suggest their own market to PointsBet traders for pricing. Live Same Game Parlays enables bettors to create same game parlays once a contest has started. Pointsbetting ups the excitement level of a bet with potential winnings or losses changing until the very end of the game.
Starting on launch day, Ohio customers will be able to take advantage of PointsBet’s Daily Power Hour from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST, featuring special promotions ranging from bet credits to odds boosts.
Sports fans can learn more about PointsBet’s Daily Power Hour and gain access to daily sports betting content by following @PointsBetUSA on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
If we selected an All Star team of US sports betting executives, PointsBet US CEO Johnny Aitken would be an easy first team pick. Here’s his quote about launching in Ohio:
“2023 is already proving to be a momentous year for PointsBet as today we have officially launched our mobile sports betting product in Ohio. We look forward to delivering The Buckeye State with new ways to enjoy their favorite sports through our market-leading app and expansive suite of Lightning Bet markets, especially with the NFL Playoffs and CFP National Championship kicking off in just a few short weeks.”
On a macro level, the United States (or more specifically the individual states therein) have done much to bungle the opportunities presented by sports betting. The growth of PointsBet’s presence across the US is one of the positive developments. As of yet, no word about a PointsBet retail presence in Ohio but hopefully that’ll be coming soon.