Where Can I Bet Sports Near Cincinnati?

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Ean Lamb
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Ohio and the Cincinnati area has an abundance of sports betting, including at licensed establishments such as bowling alleys, convenience stores, gas stations and bars.  Plus you can bet on your mobile devices.   Ohio is among the most competitive states when it comes to offerings comparable to those of long established offshore sportsbooks like our friends at BetOnline (now entering their 25th year in business. That being said, Ohio requires those betting to be at least 21 years old and there are heavy tax consequences exceeding 30% on winnings.


Xavier Ousted by Texas in Sweet 16

Xavier beat Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament to advance to the Sweet 16 where they will face off against Texas.

Xavier will enter this game 27-9 straight up and 19-16-1 Against The Spread.

The Musketeers nearly got knocked off by 14th-seeded Kennesaw State on Friday but bounced back to beat Pittsburgh 84-73 with a nice cover to boot.

Jack Nunge led six Xavier players in double figures with 18 points for the Musketeers.

Xavier's Adam Kunkel went 5-for-5 on 3-pointers in the first half to score 15 points, Souley Boum added 14 points along with seven rebounds and five assists. Jerome Hunter added 14 points, Desmond Claude had 11 and Colby Jones had 10 points and 14 rebounds.

"It's a group of guys that have fought to climb the mountain the last couple of years and pulled up short, and it's just so rewarding to see our team, and them, finally get to the top," Xavier coach Sean Miller said.

The Musketeers went on to face Texas in the Sweet 16 where they ultimately got defeated 83-71.Xavier March Madness History

NCAA tournament Elite Eight

2004, 2008, 2017

NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen

1990, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017

NCAA tournament appearances

1961, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2023

Cincinnati Bengals Odds to Win Super Bowl 2024

The Bengals enjoyed the 5th shortest odds to win the Super Bowl as of March 2023 with a payout of $900 on a $100 bet.

BetOnline vs. In-State Ohio Apps


State Apps

No social security number necessary Must provide social security number
Max welcome bonus $2500 Max welcome bonus $1500 (Caesars)
Legal age 18 and up Legal age 21 and up
Browser-based website betting Energy draining apps
Anonymous betting and Bitcoin deposits, withdrawals available Not anonymous, no crypto
Offers online casino gaming and horse racing, elections, Oscars, Drafts, novelty betting too No online casino gaming
In-state college betting permitted In-state college betting permitted
Will not report winnings 28% federal tax plus 4% state tax on all winnings
Full remote registration Full remote registration

BetOnline offers some great options that are comparible, if not better, to those of the state-regulated apps.  "Regulated" should be placed in quotes as there have been countless documented issues with these apps in recent months - everything from crashing to account compromises - that have not been adequately addressed.

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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