Sponsors Of Ohio Sports Betting Bills Optimistic On A Deal

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Sponsors of Ohio’s legislative efforts to make sports betting legal believe the House and Senate can work out a compromise despite differences on who would regulate it.

The House overwhelmingly approved legislation in late May to put the Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of sports betting and give much of the tax proceeds to education.

A Senate bill stuck in committee as the coronavirus pandemic slows legislative work makes the Casino Control Commission the chief regulator with no detailed plan on where tax proceeds would go.

Rep. Dave Greenspan says the state Constitution favors the House version.