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These 5 fantasy sports operators have been licensed in Ohio

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Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 16:15:37-05

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Casino Control Commission voted to approved the first licenses for fantasy sports contest operators after being given the authority to regulate fantasy sports contests with the passage of House Bill 132 in 2018.

HB 132 requires fantasy sports operators to be licensed and following a suitability investigation, the OCCC granted operators licenses to the following applicants:

  • Fantasy Golf’s OG, the Original GolfGame
  • StatHero
  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • Yahoo Fantasy Sports

In addition to requiring fantasy sports operators to be license, HB 132 also requires operators to comply with consumer protections, including:

  • Providing responsible gaming information and a voluntary exclusion program
  • Verifying the identity of fantasy contest players
  • Ensuring prompt payment of winnings and that players’ funds are kept separate from operational funds
  • The methods by which highly-experienced players will be identified
  • The processes for offering beginning‐player only contests

Other operators who have submitted to be licensed in the state of Ohio are still awaiting approval. For a list of operators and their status, click here.

All operators who submitted for licensure before Oct. 3 were granted privilege to continue operating in Ohio while their applications are processed and the Commission makes a final licensing decision.

For more information about the OCCC’s fantasy sports contests regulations, click here.