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Sports Betting In Columbus

Ohio
  • Online Sports Betting Available In Columbus Via Offshore Sportsbooks
  • No Domestic Sports Betting In Columbus, Ohio Available At This Time
  • Legislative Movement Toward Sports Betting: Yes

Ohio is a great state for professional and college sports. The capital city of Columbus hosts one of the strongest college programs in the country in Ohio State. Columbus sports betting is possible for residents through licensed offshore sportsbooks.

Residents can bet on the Buckeyes or any team through these online betting destinations. US gambling laws permit the use of offshore sportsbooks as long as they are licensed and regulated by a respected government. This page has information specific to Columbus bettors regarding Ohio sports betting, Cleveland betting, and betting in Cincinnati, including which sportsbooks accept OH residents, how these sportsbooks work, and more.

Is Sports Betting Legal In Columbus, Ohio?

Yes. Residents and visitors to the Columbus, OH area can legally place a bet on pro or college sports with an offshore sportsbook site that takes wagers over the web. There are no federal or Ohio gambling laws that govern sportsbooks operating over the net that are based in jurisdictions outside of the USA.

Ohio lawmakers have approved of domestic sports betting, but it will be some time before they debut. Until that time, international sportsbook sites like the books featured in the table below can handle all the Columbus, OH betting action without violating any existing laws.

 Best Sportsbooks For Columbus, Ohio

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Below you will see a table made up of the best available online sportsbooks accepting Columbus residents. Our team of Internet gambling experts has put these sportsbooks through a rigorous inspection process that looks for the following betting line selection, security profiles, 24/7 customer support, bonus promos, banking options, mobile capabilities, and more.

You can rest assured that all of the sportsbooks listed in the table are USA-friendly and legal in the eyes of the federal and Ohio government. You can check out these online sportsbooks for yourself by clicking on the links associated with each brand in the table below.

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Top Rated #1 IconBovada Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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3MyBookie Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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4BetUS125% Max $3,125USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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Betting On Ohio State Odds (NCAA)

Columbus is home to the Ohio State University Buckeyes, one of the most historic and successful collegiate athletics programs in the country, routinely fielding top-ranked teams in the realm of football and basketball.

Betting On Ohio State Buckeyes Football (NCAAF)

The Buckeyes compete in the Big Ten Conference and play their home games at Ohio Stadium, the third-largest football stadium in the U.S. with a capacity of 104,944. Since their first season of collegiate football in 1890, the Buckeyes have won 38 conference titles and claim eight national championships.

College football betting sites know the deal when it comes to producing preseason futures odds for the eventual National Champion. Online CFP sportsbooks regularly thrust the Ohio State Buckeyes' odds toward the top of the boards because they know it's only a matter of time before they win another championship.

Betting On Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball (NCAAB)

Although the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball program has won an NCAA Tournament Title (1960), it has been a bit since they've cut down the nets at the end of the season. The Buckeyes host opposing teams at the Value City Arena, with St. John Arena serving as a backup location.

Ohio State is no stranger to appearances on March Madness betting sites - they qualify for the tournament quite often and most recently made the Final Four in 2012.

Whether looking for action on the regular season or postseason Buckeyes game, our primo NCAAB sportsbook sites have got your hook up for game lines, point spreads, futures, and more.

Sports Teams In Columbus, OH

Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)

In the year 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets were established as an expansion franchise and began to host games at Nationwide Arena since that time. They compete in the Central Division and although sportsbooks that offer futures odds for betting on the Stanley Cup usually feature the Blue Jackets near the top, they have not won a title just yet.

If you are in the Columbus, OH region and are interested in betting on NHL games that include the Blue Jackets or any other pro hockey team, check out one of the offshore sportsbook sites that we promote on this page and you'll gain access to game lines, prop bets, and much more.

Columbus, Ohio Sports Betting FAQs

How Do I Register For An Account At An Ohio Sportsbook Site?

All you need to register for an online sportsbook account in Columbus is some personal information such as your name, email address, location, age, etc. Once your profile is created, accounts will need to be funded with gambling cash, and can be done with USD or cryptocurrency.

Bonus cash promotional offers should be investigated at the time of deposit as matching totals can climb to a grand or higher depending on which sportsbook sites you do business with while in Columbus.

Should I Accept A Sportsbook Bonus?

The most common types of bonuses available are deposit match bonuses and bonuses for the live and mobile sportsbooks. Match bonuses are when the sportsbook matches your deposit by a percentage up to a specific amount. These additional funds are applied to your sportsbook account and available for use.

Be sure to check the terms and conditions of all sportsbook bonus offers, as these can affect how and when you request payouts.

How Do I Deposit Money Into My Sportsbook Account?

Online sportsbook sites that cater to the Columbus, OH region accept USD and cryptocurrency for deposits and withdrawals. US Dollar deposits can be made via a variety of methods, but we strongly advise using cryptocurrency for many reasons.

The first is that Bitcoin deposits complete in as soon as 15 minutes, while USD funding can take up to 24 hours. The online transactions are also much more secure than standard USD transmissions, and the withdrawals are the fastest in the industry - often within the same 24-hour period they were requested.

Columbus, OH online sportsbook funding options include:

  • Deposit: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Wire Transfer, Zelle, Third-Party Money Transfer Services, Cashier's Check, Gambling Voucher, Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Cardano, Ripple, Stellar, etc.).
  • Withdrawal: Wire Transfer, Cashier's Check by Courier, Voucher, Cryptocurrency

Can I Bet On Teams Outside Of My State?

Yes. Columbus bettors are able to place bets on any professional or college team. There are also international betting lines for fans of sports and teams from around the world.

For example, you can bet on leagues like the EPL, La Liga, and more.

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