Among Ohio’s major metropolitan areas, Cincinnati was leading the way in terms of betting action played. GeoComply counted 1.9 million transactions during the first two days of January in the city that is home to the NFL Bengals and MLB Reds.
Next on the list was Columbus. No doubt spurred by Ohio State’s thrilling but heartbreaking 42-41 loss to No. 1-ranked Georgia in the Peach Bowl College Football Playoff semifinal, bettors in Columbus clicked in with just over one million transactions at 1.033 million. Columbus is also home to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL.
Next was Cleveland. Home to the NFL Browns and NBA Cavaliers, Cleveland created 772,000 GeoLocation transactions. Toledo was in the fourth slot, with 619,000 GeoComply transfers.