NFL franchise the Cincinnati Bengals has applied for a sports betting licence in the state of Ohio, as have FanDuel and Fanatics.
The team becomes the fifth business – but the first professional sports team – to apply for an Ohio operator licence. It is the fourth to apply for approval as a type-A sports gaming proprietor – which would allow it to offer an online product – following Jack Cleveland Casino, Thistledown Racino and Hall of Fame Village.
Those other three business all also applied for a type-B licence, which would also allow for operation of a retail betting facility.
Elys Technology, meanwhile, has applied for a type-C licence, allowing for operation of sports betting at a licensed bar.