Cincinnati is a hub for sports gambling Steve Watkins, Cincinnati Business Courier · October 11, 2018 at 8:53 pm Sports gambling isn’t legal yet in Ohio, but Cincinnati has become something of a hub for the sports gambling industry. And yes, we’re talking about the legal kind. Pro Football Focus, based in Over-the-Rhine and owned by former Cincinnati Bengals great Cris Collinsworth, analyzes pro and college football games and provides data to teams and other clients. It has expanded with a service aimed at individuals who bet on football games. Meanwhile, Worldpay Inc., the Symmes Township-based payments processing giant, has a fast-growing division that processes payments for casinos and is targeting the burgeoning legalized sports gambling market as an opportunity for significant growth.