Official betting is betting on events that take place in a licensed sportsbook, which has been approved by the state and has met specific licensing requirements. These include a secure online gaming platform and adequate security measures to protect players’ sensitive financial information. In addition, a licensed sportsbook must maintain an accurate database of wagers and payouts. It is also required to comply with any other laws and regulations related to gambling.

While Ohio’s legal sports betting market is still in its infancy, the state has a lot to be proud of. The Ohio landscape is filled with sportsbooks, including some with brick-and-mortar locations in Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and other venues. The sportsbooks have been making partnerships with NFL teams to increase their brand awareness. DrakftKings, FanDUel and Caesars are just a few of the companies that have made these partnerships.

NCAA rules prohibit student-athletes from participating in any form of gambling, which includes placing a bet on pro, college or amateur sporting events. This applies to students, coaches and administrators. In addition, all in-uniform staff members are subject to screening for betting activities. The screening process involves a full background check and review of any charges or convictions that involve gambling or sports betting.

Lastly, all postseason officials are subject to a screening for betting and gambling activity. Those who are found to be in violation of this rule may be permanently banned from the sport. This includes match officials at FA Level 4 or lower.