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Can I offer a sports betting product in Ohio? What are the requirements?

To offer a sports betting product in Ohio, you need to obtain a Type A or Type C sports gaming proprietor license. Type B sports gaming proprietors may accept wagers on sporting events that are made in person only from individuals who are at least twenty-one years of age and who are physically present in a sports gaming facility. Type C sports gaming proprietors must use a sports gaming system approved by the director and designed to prevent and detect unauthorized use of an account by someone other than the account holder, unauthorized withdrawals from patron accounts, wagering by persons under the age of twenty-one, wagering by members of the involuntary or voluntary exclusion lists, and wagering by other prohibited persons [2.2][2.1][1.1][3.1].To obtain a Type A sports gaming proprietor license, you need to complete and submit the appropriate form(s) required by the commission and ensure the payment of a nonrefundable application fee of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, as well as all fees necessary to cover the cost of any required criminal-records checks. In addition, you must establish, by clear and convincing evidence, the applicant's suitability for licensure. The commission will evaluate and consider several factors, including whether the applicant possesses good character, honesty, and integrity, financial stability, integrity, and responsibility, and whether the applicant has complied with the requirements of Chapters 3772. and 3775. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder [2.2].To obtain a Type C sports gaming proprietor license, you must apply for licensure via the state of Ohio eLicense website, comply with all instructions, and pay a non-refundable application fee of one thousand dollars. This application fee will be credited as payment of the Type C gaming host's license fee, as prescribed by division (C) of section 3775.07 of the Revised Code. In determining whether to grant, maintain, or renew a Type C sports gaming host license, the commission will evaluate and consider several factors, including whether the applicant has been issued a valid D-1, D-2, or D-5 liquor permit under Chapter 4303. of the Revised Code, whether the applicant has been issued a valid lottery sales agent license under Chapter 3770. of the Revised Code, and whether the applicant has or will enter into an agreement with a Type C sports gaming proprietor to offer sports gaming at its facility, subject to regulatory approval [2.1].Type C sports gaming proprietors are not permitted to operate any Ohio lottery commission sports gaming equipment unless such equipment is approved by the director. All Ohio lottery commission sports gaming equipment must be evaluated by a certified independent testing laboratory prior to approval, unless otherwise approved by the director [3.2].