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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Casino Control Commission has approved the universal start date for legal sports betting in the state as January 1, 2023.

FOX 8 reported back in March that January 2023 was the likely start date, but the commission officially approved it Wednesday.

Governor Mike DeWine signed the Ohio sports betting bill into law in late December of 2021.

The bill was passed by both the House and Senate and allows for three different sports betting licenses.

Ohioans on Jan. 1, 2023, will have the opportunity to bet using their phone, at a physical location, or even at a bar using a kiosk. Each license has its own regulation, rules, and price.

Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C., now have legal sports betting operations. Three others have approved it but have yet to launch those operations.