- State House News Bureau, 4.9.19 – Bipartisan Bill Introduced To Legalize Sports Betting, With Proceeds To Schools
- Two state representatives have introduced a bill to legalize and regulate sports gambling, now that the US Supreme Court has said states can do that. If it passes, sports betting would be limited at first, but could someday be offered in surprising venues.
- The Cleveland Journal, 4.9.19 – State Lawmakers Offer New Proposal To Allow Sports Betting In Ohio
- Ohio state lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would legalize and tax sports betting in Ohio, using the proceeds to pay for education and running the program under the state lottery.
- AP, 4.9.19 – State Legislators Introduce Bill To Legalize Sports Betting
- A bill to legalize sports betting in the state has been introduced in the Ohio House.
- The Columbus Dispatch, 4.9.19 – House And Senate Clash Expected Over Sports Betting In Ohio
- The stage is set for a battle over how to regulate sports betting in Ohio, with the House proposing a system run by the Ohio Lottery Commission and the Senate preferring to let the Ohio Casino Control Commission handle the latest gambling expansion.
- NJ Online Gambling, 4.8.19 – Atlantic City Casino Revenue Up Again In 2018, But Some Numbers Are Concerning
- Atlantic City casino revenues grew in 2018 for a third straight year, according to figures released Monday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. That’s the good news.
- Legal Sports Report, 4.9.19 – Indiana Sports Betting Bill Clears Committee, Heads To House Floor For Vote
- Indiana sports betting is moving toward the front of the line for legalized, state-regulated wagering. On Tuesday, the House Ways and Means Committee advanced an IN sports betting bill (S 552) by a 17-6 vote, sending it to the floor. The Senate already passed a version of this bill in February, albeit with a few small differences to reconcile across chambers.
- AP, 4.9.19 – Sports Betting Bill Gains Traction In Tennessee
- A House committee advanced Democratic Rep. Rick Staples’ legislation Tuesday to allow statewide mobile and interactive sports gambling, without brick-and-mortar betting locations.
- AP, 4.9.19 – Indiana Sports Betting, New Casinos Won’t Mean Windfall
- A top Indiana budget writer doesn’t expect much of a state tax revenue boost if legislators approve proposals to legalize sports betting and allow new casinos in Gary and Terre Haute.
- Sports Handle, 4.9.19 – Tennessee’s Mobile-Only Sports Betting Bill Passes Committee
- After adding an amendment that would prohibit prop betting on collegiate sports, Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a House sports betting bill that was originally filed in November. The bill, HB 1, has undergone several changes, including limiting sports betting to mobile only, since Rick Staples (D-District 15) filed it.
- The Tennessean, 4.9.19 – Sports Betting Bill Advances In Tennessee House, With Money Set Aside For Gambling Addiction
- A bill to allow legal online sports gambling in Tennessee is advancing in the House of Representatives after briefly stalling amid bipartisan concerns.
- Play Pennsylvania, 4.9.19 – DOJ Makes Last-Minute Declaration That Wire Act Opinion Doesn’t Include Lottery
- Well, when it comes to the Wire Act, it appears the Department of Justice is still full of surprises. Just days before both the DOJ and the New Hampshire Lottery are set to meet in court, DOJ reps filed new evidence that could get the case dismissed.
Overall Industry News:
- Fortune, 4.10.19 – Inside The Battle For The Future Of Sports Betting
- This spring, Americans spent $8.5 billion indulging in a time-honored vice: wagering on college basketball games. But this year, things have been a little different. It was the first NCAA Tournament since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision last May to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, which for decades had largely restricted the activity to the casinos and sports books of Nevada.