Ohio will have 25 online sportsbooks and up to 40 retail sportsbook. The state will authorize the launch of the first sports book no later than January 1, 2023. About 3,000 license applications are expected to be approved. Ohio's first brick-and-mortar casinos opened a decade ago. The Cleveland Browns and Bally’s Interactive partnered for betting, while the Cleveland Cavaliers forged a relationship with Caesars Entertainment.