Ohio’s professional sports teams want a piece of sports gambling in the state when and if it ever comes.
Testifying this week before The Ohio Senate Select Committee on Gaming, Cincinnati Reds Chief Financial Officer Doug Healy told lawmakers professional sports organizations recognize the potential benefits of sports gaming.
“It is imperative that Ohio’s sports betting market include access to both mobile and retail sportsbooks for Ohio’s professional teams so that, as the content creators, we share in both the risks and the benefits, just like the casinos,” said Healy, who also said he was speaking on behalf of the Cleveland Indians. Read More
Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will drop “Indians” as its nickname as early as this week, an official confirmed Sunday night. move that comes after years of pressure and protest from Native American groups and others who viewed the name as racist and insensitive. Read More
They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.
Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial wrongdoings, the Indians said Friday night they will review their long-debated nickname which has been in place for 105 years. Read More
A bill introduced in the Ohio House chamber this week would require major and minor league baseball teams to install protective netting in their stadiums. Read More