Bengals, Browns, Blue Jackets join others in calling for legal sports betting in Ohio Andy Chow, Statehouse News Bureau · April 21, 2021 at 8:11 am Ohio’s professional sports teams are calling on legislators to break the log jam in the debate over legalizing sports betting before they go on summer break. Ohio lawmakers are locked in a stalemate over plans to legalize sports betting. The holdup is over which agency should be in charge of regulating the industry. The Ohio Professional Sports Coalition says the state is leaving millions of dollars on the table the longer it takes to legalize sports betting… The pro sports teams want the Ohio Casino Control Commission to control sports gaming at the state’s four casinos and seven racinos. But other groups have said the Ohio Lottery Commission should, to allow for gaming at lottery terminals across the state.