A bill to legalize sports betting in the state has been introduced in the Ohio House.

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Republican Dave Greenspan, of Westlake, and Democrat Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, introduced legislation Tuesday to establish a Sports Gaming Advisory Board designed to legalize and regulate sports gambling in Ohio.

Greenspan's release said the legislation is in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to offer legalized betting on professional and college sports.

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The bill allows the Ohio Lottery Commission to administer sports gambling, with the new advisory board initially providing research and recommendations to the commission. The bill also levies a 10% tax on businesses that provide sports betting.

Greenspan says the legislation would generate additional funds for public education and for problem gambling and addiction services.