Fantasy Sports In Ohio Could Be Legal By End Of 2017

A bill to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) in Ohio is likely to reach Republican Governor John Kasich’s desk within the next three weeks and will probably be signed into law, according to a key sponsor of the legislation.

The Ohio Senate late Wednesday approved House Bill 132 by a vote of 25-4 to subject FanDuel, DraftKings and others to licensing, regulation and potential discipline by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC).

The 19-page bill will head back to the House on Tuesday for a concurrence vote, due to a handful of amendments, including one clarification that horseracing is not included in the fantasy sports law.

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