JACK Cleveland Casino and JACK Thistledown Racino submitted sports gaming license applications to the Ohio Casino Control Commission this week, becoming the first brick-and-mortar facilities in Ohio to apply for Type A and Type B sports gaming proprietor licenses.
Crown Ohio Gaming (DraftKings) also submitted an application to be a mobile management services provider. All three potential operators applied on Wednesday, June 22.
JACK Cleveland Casino (betJACK) also submitted an application for management services provider with JACK Thistledown Racino serving as proprietor partner.
The commission posts an updated list of sports betting license applicants each Friday afternoon. It posted the first list of applicants interested in obtaining a sports betting license on June 17.
Nine applications in total so far
Type A stakeholders also include sports teams and events, which may partner with up to two mobile management services providers or mobile sportsbooks. Type A stakeholders must also hold a Type B license or have an operational place of business in Ohio. Type B stakeholders are brick-and-mortar facilities with betting windows and self-service terminals. Type B stakeholders can partner with only one management services provider or sportsbook.
The commission can issue up to 25 Type A licenses, with each being allowed to have two skins, which could result in a possible total of 50 digital platforms.
The commission received a total of three applications a week ago. BetMGM applied for mobile management services provider and management services provider sports betting licenses on June 15, while PointsBet Ohio applied for a mobile management services provider license on June 16.
A total of nine applications have been submitted since the commission began accepting applications on June 15.
Ohio Casino Control Commission Executive Director Matt Schuler has emphasized the importance of applying during the two designated application windows. The application window for sports gaming proprietor, services provider, or suppliers licenses will continue until July 15 for stakeholders seeking approval and expecting to be operational by the universal launch date of Jan. 1, 2023.
The second application window — July 15-August 15 — is for applicants seeking Type C sports gaming hosts and second designated service providers sports betting licenses. Type C stakeholders include restaurants and sports bars.