The Ohio sports betting regulator is shutting down a promotion that saw die-hard merchandise customers gain access to additional sports betting. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) quickly puts a stop to a new promotion on a sportsbook fanatic. The operator was offering bonus bets to people in Ohio who had bought merchandise from fanatics and opened a new account for the sport. People on social media started talking about the show on Wednesday:
OCCC has not explained the regulations or rules that the promo violates. Fanatics Betting and Gaming CEO Matt King appeared at the SBC North America Summit last week and revealed that people who shop on Fanatics’ website will soon see sports betting-related offers. He also explained that sportsbook users can get a chance to win signed merchandise through certain types of player support bets.
Looking to leverage its database of 95 million apparel and merchandise customers
Fanatics is looking to leverage its database of 95 million apparel and merchandise customers to gain a strong foothold in the US sports betting sector. Earlier this week, it announced it had acquired the assets of esports operator PointsBet for $150 million. This deal will provide fanatics with access to more than a dozen countries.