COLUMBUS, OH (WOIO) - Ohio has become the 18th state in the country to pass legislation making fantasy sports legal.
The bill was approved by the House in May 25-4.
HB132 is now headed for Gov. John Kasich's desk for his signature to make it law.
The legislation requires players be older than 18.
Going forward any company that has fantasy players in the state of Ohio must apply for a license through the Casino Commission and the State.
The license will cost $10,000 a year and can be obtained for a three-year period for the cost of $30,000.
All licensing fees will go to the Ohio Casino Control Commission fund.
The law in Ohio does state that no fantasy games can be centered around horse racing, high school, college, university or youth sports leagues.