(A) A fantasy contest operator may not offer a fantasy contest in this state without first obtaining a license from the commission.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3774.02

  • Commission: means the Ohio casino control commission. See Ohio Code 3774.01
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fantasy contest: means a simulated game or contest with an entry fee that satisfies all of the following conditions:

    (1) The value of all prizes and awards offered to winning fantasy contest players is established and made known to the players in advance of the contest. See Ohio Code 3774.01

  • Fantasy contest operator: means a person that offers fantasy contests with an entry fee for a prize or award to the general public. See Ohio Code 3774.01
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59

(B)

(1) In order to obtain or renew a license to operate fantasy contests in this state, a fantasy contest operator shall pay to the commission a nonrefundable license fee.

(2) Unless a license issued under this chapter is suspended, expires, or is revoked, a license may be renewed. After a determination by the commission that the licensee is in compliance with this chapter and rules adopted by the commission under this chapter or division (L) of section 3772.03 of the Revised Code, the license shall be renewed for not more than three years, as determined by commission rule adopted under this chapter or division (L) of section 3772.03 of the Revised Code.

(C) Notwithstanding division (B) of this section, the commission may investigate a licensee at any time the commission determines it is necessary to ensure that the licensee remains in compliance with this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter or division (L) of section 3772.03 of the Revised Code. Any fantasy contest operator that applies for or holds a license under this chapter shall establish the operator’s suitability for a license by clear and convincing evidence.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 132, §1, eff. 3/23/2018.

Related Legislative Provision: See 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 132, §3.