WVXU: A year into Ohio's legalized sports betting, gambling...
February 9, 2024
According to the most recent Ohio Gambling Survey, more than 250,000 Ohioans have a problem gambling disorder. The number of people with the disorder tripled between 2017 and 2022 and, after sports betting became legal last year, experts expect the trend to continue.
State leaders said it was "inevitable" to legalize sports gambling in the state since it was already happening without regulation and taxation. However, experts say the ubiquitous nature of online sports betting apps has led to an increase in addiction.