Is DFS legal in Ohio?
Yes, DFS was first proposed in Ohio in 2016 by then-governor John Kasich, with the HB 132 bill passing into law in December 2017. At the time, Ohio became the 18th state to fully make DFS legal, passing both the House and Senate in a landslide vote before being signed by the governor.
Fantasy sports in the state are regulated by the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC), and compared to other states, it is relatively cheap for companies to operate in the DFS space. One unique aspect of DFS’s legality in Ohio is that the OCCC prohibits auto-drafting of DFS lineups, as well as some prop-themed DFS contests.
According to the commission, these were put in place to minimize luck and ensure that the Daily Fantasy Sports in Ohio didn’t venture into the (at the time) illegal gambling industry.
Best DFS betting sites in Ohio
With legal sports betting not coming to Ohio until late 2021, Daily Fantasy Sports in Ohio had a head start in enticing customers with their competitive daily contests. Let’s take a look at the best DFS betting sites in Ohio.