According to a press release, the company will utilize current lottery equipment and infrastructure “to facilitate the sports betting journey for retailers and customers throughout the state of Ohio.”
The project is expected to go live in January 2023 with already approved 700 retail locations that should grow to over 1,000 in the next months, notes INTRALOT.
INTRALOT further explained it has received a provisional license through the Ohio Casino Control Commission to operate this contract and expects the final five-year license to be issued shortly after January 1, 2023.
Since 2009, INTRALOT has provided a secure central gaming system in the State of Ohio that delivers, manages, and accounts for all current in-state and multi-service draw Ohio Lottery games and other related services.
Ohio’s gaming market is currently expanding as the state is due to launch legal sports betting on January 1, 2023. This week, only days ahead of the market going live, Ohio regulators found irregularities in November’s Barstool College Football Show broadcast from the University of Toledo, as it allegedly violated the state’s rules prohibiting sports gaming marketing targeting college students. The regulator now intends to fine Penn Sports Interactive $250,000 for this activity.