Elys applies for kiosks, Hall of Fame Village wants to enter

Posted on: July 3, 2022, 8:19 a.m.

Last update on: July 3, 2022, 8:20 a.m.

Three other entities have applied for sports betting licenses in Ohio over the past week. This includes the first company seeking to install kiosks in bars and other liquor establishments across the state.

Village HOF
An aerial view of the Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. The company behind the development was one of three entities to submit an application last week for a sports betting license in the state. (Image: Visit Canton)

Elys Gameboard Technologies applied Wednesday to become a Type C owner, meaning it wants to offer kiosks to bars licensed to sell Ohio lottery tickets.

Elys is a global company that has been operating in Europe for over 20 years and has recently expanded into the United States. Four months ago, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement approved her to handle sports betting at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City. It also handles sports betting for several tribal casinos, including Santa Ana Star Casino and Isleta Resort and Casino in New Mexico and Sky Ute Casino Resort in Colorado.

The game company also operates in the District of Columbia in a manner similar to what it seeks to do in Ohio. Last October, Elys opened a pilot sports betting project at Grand Central Restaurant in the nation’s capital.

Under Ohio sports betting law, kiosks may be set up in some bars in the state. Up to 20 kiosk owners will be allowed to offer sports betting in the state. Approved applicants will pay $100,000 for a five-year license and $25,000 to renew it.

Unlike traditional sportsbooks and online apps, kiosks will be limited in what they can offer. Punters at kiosks will also face limits.

Launch date: January 1, 2023

Sports betting is launched in Ohio now in less than six months. The Ohio Casino Control Board said entities interested in Type A, online sports betting, or Type B, retail sports betting licenses must apply by July 15 in order to have their licenses approved. in time for January 1, 2023, universal. release date.

Ohio gaming officials can approve up to 25 online sportsbook operators and 40 retail sportsbooks. Retail books are mostly limited to the largest counties in the state.

Type C proprietary license applications are subject to a similar schedule. Starting July 15, the OCCC will begin accepting applications from bars who want to work with kiosk suppliers.

Is sports betting for the hall of fame?

The company behind a development project linked to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in Guangzhou is the latest owner to apply to host a retail bookmaker and online app.

HOF Village Newco submitted its documents to the OCCC on Friday. This company operates the Hall of Fame Village, which describes itself as “a multi-purpose sports, entertainment and media destination” in the northeast Ohio city.

The request did not specify a Management Service Provider (MSP) or a Mobile Management Service Provider (MMSP). However, the Hall of Fame Village announced last December a partnership with Rush Street Interactive to operate the bookmaker.

If approved for both licenses, HOF Village would pay $1.6 million for both licenses, which also last for five years. The company would also pay the same amount to renew the licenses.

Unlike the state’s four casinos, seven racinos, eight major professional sports franchises, Muirfield Village golf course and Mid-Ohio sports car course, HOF Village does not have a license of its own. provisionally reserved. One of the factors the OCCC will consider when considering all applicants, not just the HOF Village, is its impact on Ohio’s economic development.

The village includes a football stadium which hosts several games each year, including this year’s USFL Championship and the annual NFL Hall of Fame game, as well as a sports complex. It also hosts many concerts and other events, such as concerts. More than 80,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space will open there next month.

The previous week, two JACK Entertainment properties became the first in Ohio to file their landlord applications.

Bar stool applies in Ohio

The day before the Hall of Fame Village submitted its nomination, Penn Sports Interactive filed its MMSP nomination. The company operates the Barstool Sportsbook. He did not indicate a type A owner partner in his application. However, Penn National Gaming owns two racinos and two casinos in the state. It is likely that one of them would serve in this capacity.

If regulators approve Barstool and it partners with a Penn Hollywood casino or racino in the state, it would pay $1.5 million for a five-year license. If he were to partner with one of the 10 professional sports operators in the state, he would pay a $2 million licensing fee.

Other MMSPs that have applied are BetMGM, PointsBet and DraftKings.

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