Gambling in Ohio

Lottery: 18
Parimutuel: 18
Casinos: 21
Pull Tabs 18
Charity Bingo: 18

The Buckeye state of Ohio has a couple of different nicknames like ‘The Mother of Presidents’ & ‘The Heart of It All.’ Most commonly the state is known as the birthplace of aviation. The state is the 34th largest state within America and it covers 44,825 miles. The state is called home to about 11.5 million people which makes it the 7th most populated states out of all 50. Gambling is permitted on many different levels such as online gambling, the lottery, land based casinos, parimutuel betting & more.

Types of Gambling in Ohio

In 1973 Ohio started a state lottery after the citizens within the state held a vote which ended in 64% approval for a state lottery. This was a smart move because the state has made over $2 billion. Almost all states within the United States offer some form of lottery which helps schools and other public entities. Ohio permits players to participate in the lottery when they are 18 and over. The lottery here consists of games like Mega Millions, Classic Lotto, Powerball, Rolling Cash 5, Pick 3 & more! Parimutuel betting is one of the most unique forms of gambling for players within the state as Ohio offers horse racing at 8 different parks throughout the state taking bets over the phone, inter-track and offtrack. Players are able to participate in bingo charity events at age 18 as well. Within Ohio there are no land based casinos at this time.