Industry News of the Day for April 1, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News: 

  • Business Journals Twin Cities, 3.31.22: How Sportradar Levels The Playing Field For Sports Gambling 
    • The legalization of sports betting is gaining momentum around the country. Although legislation hasn’t yet passed in Minnesota, a key player in sports gambling operations is already running the show here from behind the scenes.   
  • Legal Sports Report, 3.31.22: Kindred Joins Ontario Sports Betting Ranks As Launch Date Nears 
    • Kindred has become the latest operator to secure an Ontario sports betting license, pledging to launch its Unibet brand when the market goes live on April 4. 
  • IGB, 3.31.22: State of the Union: Ontario, Boyd, Fanduel and more 
    • FanDuel will withdraw its daily fantasy sports product from Ontario from 1 April, in line with the Canadian province’s regulations for when its online betting and gaming market opens to licensed operators. 

Overall Industry News: 

  • SBC, 4.1.22: SportsHandle: The Week That Was In US Sports Betting 
    • SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting. 
  • National Law Review, 3.31.22: What the Future Holds for Esports Gambling 
    • The emergence of legalized sports gambling in more than half the states across the country appears destined to coincide with the rise of competitive video gaming or “esports”—a wildly popular sphere within the entertainment industry now facing increasing regulatory scrutiny.