Ohio House still chewing on sports betting bill Brian Pempus, USBets · October 8, 2019 at 10:34 pm The Ohio House Finance Committee met for a relatively brisk hearing on Tuesday morning in Columbus to go over a proposal to legalize sports wagering. The House version, HB 194, would give regulation to the Ohio Lottery. A competing version sits in the Senate (SB 111), and it would give regulation to the Ohio Casino Control Commission. No vote was held on HB 194, despite it being hearing no. 5 for the proposal. The legislation was introduced in April. The Senate bill hit the table a month earlier. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, has indicated he prefers the OCCC as the regulator. HB 194 had some amendments Tuesday.