Buckeye fans are advised to stop betting on Alabaman college baseball matches for the time being. The local regulator has detected suspicious activity in the recent match between Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU.
US Integrity, an independent integrity monitor based in Las Vegas, has filed a report regarding a recent college baseball match. This was reported by ESPN. The Vegas company spotted “suspicious betting activity” with the Alabaman team, and immediately informed its clients.
The Ohio Casino Control Commission has issued a temporary ban on sports betting for events that involve the Crimson Tide. ESPN reported that Matthew T. Schuler was the executive director of the Ohio Casino Control Commission and issued the order immediately.
Schuler confirmed his decision was in response to the warning from US Integrity. The United States doesn’t have a national gaming regulatory body, so each state is free to decide independently what should happen in these situations. Ohio, as of this writing is the only state that has blocked betting on games featuring the Alabaman College Baseball team.
Ohio Casino Control Commission has not yet released any further statements about this matter.
Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt Crimson Tide will face off
As an example, in the game between LSU vs. Alabama, the LSU team led the first seven innings by eight points to the Crimson Tide’s one point. The second team eventually regrouped, but they were unable to upset the current favorites.
The next time the Crimson Tide is featured will be Thursday, when Alabama plays Vanderbilt. Ohio bettors may have to forgo betting on that game due to the ongoing problem.
Ohio Sports Betting is Dawdling
A recent report shows the Ohio Lottery Commission’s sports betting kiosks are not as successful than the company hoped. The commission has spent hundreds of thousand of dollars to date on securing kiosk locations, paying for the expenses required to launch sports betting, and supporting their staff. The commission has not seen a great return on its investment.
Ohio launched sports betting in this year, and reported an impressive $1.1 billion handle in January. Sadly, one month later the handle dropped to $639,000,000. This sparked concerns over the future of sports betting in Ohio.
Gambling as a whole is allowed in Ohio, but it will take some time for Buckeyes get used to these new options.