Bally Bet Sportsbook has arrived in Ohio! The iconic betting brand has partnered with Sinclair Broadcast Group’s regional sports networks to help advance its sportsbook offerings and launched in the Buckeye State in September 2023.
In this Bally Bet Sportsbook review, we’ll discuss the operator’s journey to Ohio, what Buckeye bettors can expect now that the bookmaker is live, and how to get started with the bookie.
How to download the Bally Bet Ohio app
You can visit Bally Bet through the link at the top of this page and download their Ohio sports betting app. The active welcome bonus features a second chance bet up to $100 if your first wager on the site settles as a loss.
Here’s the process for downloading their app on iOS and Android devices.
How to download the Bally Bet app on iOS
How to download the Bally Bet app on Android
Bally Bet Sportsbook has extremely limited Ohio betting bonus offerings, but they do have a loyalty program that can be beneficial; it can lead to bet credits, casino credits (in states where online gambling is legal - Ohio isn’t there yet), dining experiences, merchandise, and more at Bally’s in-person locations.
Outside of that, we hope Bally’s will consider adding some or all of the following options:
The best sports leagues you can wager on using Bally Bet
Bally Bet offers 14 sports with varying markets in each category (for example, the NFL and college football). Here are some of the more popular options for Ohio bettors to consider:
NFL Betting sees more sports betting dollars than any other North American league. The Super Bowl in particular is one of the biggest single-game betting events in the world - in Ohio alone, an estimated $80-100 million was bet on Super Bowl LVII.
With the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardians both representing the state, MLB betting rivals NBA betting for the second-most popular option in Ohio. Both teams are in extended World Series droughts, with Cincinnati’s most recent win coming in 1990 and Cleveland’s in 1948. Still, bettors in the Buckeye State are undeterred.
LeBron James’ departure the second time was a little less disheartening after bringing a championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers. As the only NBA team in the state, the Cavs have more unified statewide support.
Betting on college sports is allowed under Ohio state law, including on in-state collegiate teams. As the clock struck midnight and the first sports bets in the state could be placed, Ohio State’s kicker missed a field goal that would’ve sent the Buckeyes to the 2023 National Championship game.
Bally Bet OH banking options
Bally Bet’s OH banking options will mirror that which you find in other states. However, their accepted methods are noticeably more limited than other Ohio bookmakers. The deposit minimum with Bally Bet is $10. Withdrawal requests are processed within 24 hours, and payouts will reach your account within five business days after that
Customer support at Bally Bet Sportsbook Ohio
We hope you don’t ever find yourself in a position where customer service is needed. However, if you do, Bally Bet Sportsbook will likely already have an answer for you in their thorough FAQ section. Still, it’s not difficult to get in touch with more advanced support if you’re still struggling.
Here's the full list of support options for Ohioans betting with Bally Bet.
Is Bally Bet Sportsbook legal in Ohio?
Yes, Bally Bet Sportsbook is legal in Ohio. The operator was granted a license by the Ohio Casino Control Commission in December 2022, and after pausing its gambling operations in the summer of 2023, the bookmaker relaunched its platform in all states where Bally held a license in September of the same year.
The early indications are Bally Bet will have a retail location at Cleveland Browns Stadium, as well as online and betting app options; the even better news is there will be only one app rather than a state-specific option, so Ohioans won’t need to download a new app if they want to play while traveling out of state.
Our expert opinion on Bally Bet
In our expert opinion, Bally Bet is moving in the right direction to stand out in a competitive Ohio sports betting landscape. The mobile betting app is a great choice for novice sports bettors, the rewards program will unlock generous betting perks, and with a clutter-free interface, you'll be able to quickly and easily find the bets you want to play.
We particularly appreciate the professionalism of the customer service team and the commitment to making the sportsbook even more user-friendly. The overhauled version of the platform that was released in September 2023 is a major upgrade over the previous iteration, and the service reps are very responsive to user feedback.
Bally's could improve by expanding its list of payment methods, adding more live betting options to keep up with the offerings from other books, and making information about the sportsbook more readily available on the sportsbook website. The lack of available info on the site may be a red flag for some players, and the small list of banking methods could be an offputting hassle for bettors.