Skill Games Division: (614) 387-0318                       skillgames@casinocontrol.ohio.gov

Join our mailing list to receive updates regarding SBAM regulations and the rollout of the new licensing system.

Oversight of skill-based amusement machines (SBAMs) was granted to the Ohio Casino Control Commission as part of the Casino Control Law passed in 2010. This authority was further detailed by the Ohio General Assembly in 2015, when the Commission was given jurisdiction over all persons conducting or participating in SBAM operations – including the ability to license, regulate and penalize in a manner consistent with the Commission’s responsibilities regarding casino gaming.

Important Information Regarding Registration
The registration period for SBAMs closed August 6. Those operators and vendors who submitted a registration to the Commission may continue to conduct SBAM operations in Ohio provided they also submit an application for licensure no later than August 21, 2018. Registration remains effective until the Commission renders a final determination on the operator’s or vendor’s application for licensure.

Licenses Related to Skill-Based Amusement Machines

License Type

Application Fee

Licensing Fee

Licensing Period

SBAM Key Employee

$25

$25

3 Years

Type-C SBAM Location

$25

$25

3 Years

Type-C SBAM Operator

$250

$250

3 Years

Type-B SBAM Operator

$125

$125

3 Years

SBAM Vendor

$250

$250

3 Years

* Licenses are valid for three years, and then must be renewed prior to the expiration date. During this period, the Commission has the authority to reopen an licensing investigation at any time. This ensures that Ohio licensees remain suitable to conduct or participate in skill-based amusement machine gaming.

Quick Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for a List of Approved Games?

Search for Approved Skill Games here.

Please note that game reviews are currently ongoing - this listing will be updated as new games are approved.


Gambling Progran Help 800-589-9966 Problem Gambling
Helpline 800-589-9966