What to Expect When Tipico Sports Betting App Launches in Ohio

Tipico, Germany’s market-share leader in sports betting, has applied for a license to operate in Ohio through its partnership with Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer.

Tipico is headquartered in St. Julian’s, Malta, but has a presence in multiple countries. Its sportsbook is operational in the U.S. in Colorado and New Jersey.

On Jan. 1, 2023, Ohio will become the 31st state to debut its legal sports betting market. The seventh-most populous state is expected to become a large market for sports wagering. Legislators have written the state’s laws to be as accommodating as nearly anywhere in the country. Bettors will be able to wager on professional, in-state college sports, place parlay wagers, and much more, at both retail and online sportsbooks.

Ohio Would be Third State to Offer Tipico Sportsbook

So far, Tipico Sportsbook is operational in two states. It went live in New Jersey in December of 2020, and in Colorado in August 2021. With about 11.5 million people, Ohio would be the largest state where Tipico is available.

Tipico has offices in the United States, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Gibraltar, and Colombia. The company has shown a willingness to invest in the markets it’s operating in. In 2021 Tipico announced plans to open a gaming tech division in Denver that would potentially employ more than 400 people.

Sports betting operators are required to gain market access in Ohio through a partnership with an approved entity in the state. Tipico presented its license application as a partner of the MLS team based in Columbus.

The Ohio Casino Control Commission will perform background checks on applicants this summer. According to the OCCC website, more than 18 operators have submitted applications in the just-completed first period. The state will accept additional applications after Jan. 1, 2023.

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What We Know About Tipico Sportsbook App

Reviews of the Tipico Sportsbook app in the U.S. have been positive. According to the Tipico Ohio website, Tipico will be available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

You’ll want to keep tabs here at Ohio Sharp for a possible early-registration bonus from Tipico Sportsbook Ohio.

Here’s what bettors in Ohio will see from Tipico Sportsbook:

  • Deposit funds with a credit/debit card, by bank transfer, Paypal, and other methods
  • Wager on more than 30 sports, both professional and college
  • Take advantage of promotional offers, deposit matches, and bonuses
  • Moneyline, spread, over/under, parlay, live betting
  • Many simple and secure methods for withdrawing funds from your account

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When is Sports Betting Live in Ohio?

Some important facts about legal sports betting in Ohio:

  • Ohio legislators passed a sports betting law in 2020, and it was signed into law by the governor in 2021. The state has announced Jan. 1, 2023, as the launch date of its market.
  • Bettors will be able to wager online via mobile sportsbook apps, on websites, or at a retail sportsbook.
  • Ohio has legalized betting on professional and collegiate athletics. You’ll be able to bet on the Cavaliers, Browns, Guardians, Buckeyes, Bearcats, and many other teams.
  • You may bet on in-state college events in Ohio.
  • Wager on many competitions, such as the PGA, WTA, horse racing, MMA/UFC, and many others, including international competitions, like European Soccer.
  • Parlay betting and live-game wagering are allowed in Ohio.
  • Ohio has approved sports betting kiosks at licensed locations like bars, racetracks, racinos, convenience stores, supermarkets, and at sporting venues. The venue must have a liquor license or a lottery sales license, and be a for-profit organization.
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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.