What to Expect When FanDuel Launches Sports Betting App in Ohio

Steve Miller Band once wrote “Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future,” and indeed it can seem to pass quickly. Before we know it, Jan. 1, 2023, will be here, which will bring with it legal sports betting in Ohio.

Ohio will be one of the most populous states yet to launch a sports betting market, after legalizing it in 2021 and taking great care to roll it out properly. Once Ohioans can place wagers on sports in January, plenty of sports betting apps are expected to be available, including FanDuel one of the leading operators in the United States.

Last week, FanDuel became applied for an Ohio sports betting license. Here is the full list of applicants.

As we’ve seen in other states, FanDuel will be expected to offer a tempting registration bonus and attractive offers for new users in Ohio. That most likely means free betting credits and maybe even deposit matches for you.

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FanDuel Reports Highest Earnings in U.S. Sports Betting Market

In the crowded U.S. sports betting market, FanDuel is a major operator whose mobile app has a far reach. According to Entrepreneur 360, FanDuel reported $1.9 billion in earnings in 2021, with more than half of that coming from its sports betting operations. That figure was by far the largest in the U.S., outpacing second-place DraftKings by more than $600 million.

FanDuel Sportsbook is operating in 15 states as of July 2022: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indians, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

FanDuel Casino is legal and available in these states: Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Before it entered sports betting, FanDuel started as a daily fantasy sports app and quickly became a leader in that category after its launch in 2009. But sports betting is the bulk of its efforts as the market continues to expand in the U.S., and FanDuel is a well-known entity in the space.

Earlier this year, research firm Morning Consult released survey results that showed that sports bettors in the U.S. were most familiar with DraftKings (78% of respondents) and FanDuel (73%) as a brand.

FanDuel was one of two sportsbooks, according to the Morning Consult survey, that more than half of regular sports bettors said they use “often” or “sometimes” (at 56% of survey responders).

It’s expected that FanDuel will debut in Ohio when the state’s sports betting market launches on New Year’s Day.

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What Can You Get With the FanDuel Ohio Promo Code?

The FanDuel Sportsbook promo code is famous for its “$1,000 No Sweat First Bet,” which is available in several states.

New users can get the “$1,000 No Sweat First Bet” in three easy steps:

  1. Register for a new FanDuel account and make a deposit of $10 or more.
  2. If your first bet wins, that’s great. It will be graded as usual and your account will be awarded. If your bet loses, however, you get your bet back in free credits up to $1,000.
  3. Use your site credit within 14 days or it will expire.

The End. It’s that simple.

The No Sweat First Bet offer is not just alliterative, it’s popular with new bettors in several states. We expect Ohioans will get the offer or something similar in January. Check back here at OhioSharp.com for news on pre-registration and offers from FanDuel.

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What Sports Can You Bet On in Ohio?

Sports fans in Ohio will be able to legally place wagers starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Betting in Ohio will enable you to place wagers on the Browns, Cavaliers, Guardians, Buckeyes, and all games in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB, as well as sports such as professional tennis, golf, racing, and international competitions like the World Cup and European soccer, and much more.

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About the Author

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.