The Ohio Casino Control Commission on Wednesday approved 14 new sports betting licensees, among them Geneva Sports, which operates a sports academy, and Fanatics, the sports merchandise company that is planning a move into sports betting. The OCCC also discussed its bet menu, which it released late Wednesday.
Geneva Sports, which runs the SPIRE Institute, a college-prep school with a focus on sports, is the first entity of its kind to be licensed anywhere in the U.S. The company was approved for both Type A and B licenses, which means that it can offer both retail and digital wagering. It is partnered with Out of the Gate, which will manage both kinds of wagering but has not yet been licensed.