Oversight of fantasy contests was granted to the Ohio Casino Control Commission by the Ohio General Assembly with the passage of House Bill 132 of the 132nd General Assembly. The law gives the Commission jurisdiction over all those involved with fantasy contests, including the ability to license, regulate, investigate and penalize fantasy contest operators, and also provides for a number of consumer protections.

The Commission released initial draft rules regarding the regulation of fantasy contests in early January. After stakeholder input and initial Commission approval, the rules will need to go through the Common Sense Initiative (CSI) and Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) processes before they can be finalized. 

If you would like to receive updates regarding fantasy contest regulation, please join our mailing list. More information will also be posted on the Commission’s website as it becomes available.

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