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Christopher Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a freelance writer tucked into the foothills in Colorado Springs. He works as a content writer, professional resume writer, and SEO professional articles in multiple industries that can be viewed from his portfolio. He's a contributor to both Michigan Sharp and Colorado Sharp.

Ohio Lottery Guides Businesses Making Sports Betting Kiosks Payouts

August 2, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Ohio’s sports betting bill will allow small businesses to have sports betting kiosks in their establishments. So, Ohioans could find betting kiosks in local bars and restaurants. But those small businesses would need the money on hand to pay winnings immediately. The Ohio Lottery has released guidance about how to overcome this small business challenge. […]

The SPIRE Institute: How the Strangest Ohio Sports Betting Application has Merit

July 27, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Many organizations have submitted an Ohio sports betting application. They include sportsbooks in other states and businesses that want a piece of sports betting’s revenue stream. But one retail sportsbook applicant has raised eyebrows.  The SPIRE Institute applied for a retail sports betting license in Ashtabula County. It’s surprising because of its influential role in […]

What to Expect from Ohio Sports Betting Revenue at Launch 

July 20, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Ohio sports betting revenue will follow a seasonal pattern that may initially surprise Ohioans. Sports betting is a seasonal business. Bettors place money on the events that they’re most interested in. So, sports betting handles peak during the most popular sports seasons.  Sports betting’s peak season runs from September to March. This time includes football, […]

How Awarding an Ohio Sports Betting License can Go Wrong 

July 14, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

The Ohio Casino Control Commission is deciding which gambling companies can earn an Ohio sports betting license. It has to weigh different variables, including hardware, software, finances, the executive team, and legal compliance. One small challenge has been a handful of tweets from one prospective sportsbook company, betJACK. Some of its summer tweets:  Explicitly linked […]

International Marketing Challenges Come to Ohio Sports Betting

July 6, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Ohio is facing international marketing challenges that the sports betting industry continues to grapple with. Ohio’s draft sports betting rules prohibit advertisements that:  “Promote irresponsible or excessive participation in sports gaming, or suggest that social, financial, or personal success is guaranteed by engaging in sports gaming.”    This goes a step further than Ohio’s current […]

Long Wait for Ohio Sports Betting Launch Could Prevent Potential Pitfalls

June 29, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

By the time the Ohio sports betting industry launches, Ohio regulators will have had just over a year to write industry rules. That’s a generous timeline compared to other major sports betting markets. Colorado had five months between sports betting legalization and the industry’s launch. That makes the Colorado Division of Gaming’s recent excoriation make […]

Ohio Sports Betting Legal Rules Foreshadow Coming Change

June 24, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Ohio sports betting legal differences from other states are easing a much-needed change into the sports betting industry. It will not allow sportsbooks to advertise bonuses as “risk-free” unless customers can earn credits without spending their own money. This targets risk-free bets, which behave more like first bet insurance and are not risk-free.  Recently, FanDuel […]

Ohio Sports Betting Regulations Include Ontario-Style Marketing Rules 

June 9, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

The updated Ohio sports betting regulations draft includes new guidelines on sportsbook marketing. While that doesn’t sound groundbreaking for bettors, those guidelines determine whether Ohioans will see welcome bonuses everywhere.  Ohio, which will launch sports betting statewide on Jan. 1, 2023, has adopted slightly stricter marketing restrictions than other American markets. It seems to have learned […]

How Much Money Ohio Sports Betting Could Generate For The State

June 6, 2022 | By: Christopher Gerlacher

Ohio sports betting will launch on Jan. 1, 2023. When it launches, it could make millions for Ohio. The fiscal note on Ohio’s sports betting bill estimates that Ohio sports bettors could wager $2.7 billion in the first fiscal year of sports betting. The fiscal note further assumes taxable revenue of $177 million in sports […]