Canton Bars, Restaurants Bet on Sports Gambling
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2019 photo, patrons visit a betting kiosk in the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. Legalized sports betting's rapid march across the U.S. could face some bigger tests in 2020. Less than two years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door to sportsbooks outside Nevada, they have been legalized in states that are home to about one-third of the nation's population. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Over a thousand Ohio bars and restaurants are trying to get a sports gambling kiosk, with over 30 applications from businesses in Stark County.

In fact, 16 are from applications with a Canton address.

Compare that to 27 for all off the city of Cleveland.

These are the “Class C” licenses that involve just a kiosk.

The deadline to apply is August 15 to be up and running for the January 1 “first bet”.

The 1000 establishments already got pre-approval from the Ohio Lottery Commission.

Next, they’ll be checked out by the Casino Control Commission.