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Caesars launches online sportsbook in Ohio ahead of market opening


Caesars Entertainment has announced the launch of its online sportsbook in Ohio ahead of the US state opening its regulated sports betting market in January 2023.

Ohio is due to commence legal sports wagering on January 1 and players in the state are now able to register and deposit funds with Caesars in preparation for this launch.

Consumers that sign up with Caesars ahead of January can take advantage of a special early registration offer, whereby if they deposit $20, they will receive an additional $100 worth of bet credits.

Users will also benefit from access to the Caesars Rewards program, which will be integrated with both the Caesars Sportsbook website and mobile app in the state.

“Ohio’s rich tradition of sports excellence speaks for itself,” Caesars Digital president Eric Hession said. “Caesars Sportsbook is ready to match the pedigree and passion of Ohio sports fans with a sports wagering experience that treats them like royalty.”

Caesars already has a presence in Ohio having launched a horse racing account wagering mobile app in the state in June via. Partnership with NYRA Bets, the official online wagering platform of the New York Racing Association (NYRA).

The app provides customers with pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing content from more than 250 tracks around the world.

In February, Caesars also signed a multi-year agreement to become the official sportsbook partner of NBA side the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The agreement included plans to open a retail sportsbook at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, the home of the Cavaliers, pending regulatory approval, while Caesars is also preparing to open another land-based facility at Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs in Columbus.