Official betting is the process of placing a bet with an authorized gambling establishment. This includes retail (in-person) betting and online sports betting. Several states have legalized this form of wagering.

In the United States, a Supreme Court ruling in May 2018 opened up the sports betting market to more states. Since then, more than 30 states have approved sports betting either in-person or online.

Ohio is one of these states. Its first legal sportsbooks are expected to launch in 2022.

The minimum age for sports betting in Ohio is 21. You can sign up for an account on the web, by phone or at a retail sportsbook. Some Ohio sportsbooks require that you scan a driver’s license or government-issued ID to verify your age.

There are a few other rules regarding official betting in the state.

For instance, you can’t bet on the underdog if the favorite is favored by more than three points. The same is true for money lines. The listed line on the ticket is your official odds, but the money line can change based on the time of day that you place the bet.

Other rules include limiting player prop bets in collegiate games. This is to protect the integrity of the game.

The sportsbook is a great way to watch the games you love, while enjoying the thrill of gambling. It’s easy to navigate and has a wide selection of betting options. It also offers live streaming of some games.