Industry News of the Day for April 12, 2019

Federal News:

  • AP, 4.11.19 – Judge gives Justice Department a deadline in lottery case
    • A federal judge on Thursday gave the U.S. Justice Department two weeks to clarify its stance on laws regulating internet gambling after hearing arguments from New Hampshire officials in a case with potential implications for the future of state lotteries and the programs, often educational, that they fund.
  • Online Poker Report, 4.11.19 – Instant Reaction To The Wire Act Hearing: How Well Did It Go For Online Gambling?
    • The US District Court in New Hampshire hosted oral arguments in a case about the Wire Act on Thursday. On one side is the Department of Justice, arguing that its new opinion on the Wire Act — that it applies to all forms of interstate gaming — is valid.
  • US Bets, 4.11.19 – Battle Over Wire Act ‘Likely’ Headed To Supreme Court, Judge Says
    • A recent memo by the United States Department of Justice that appeared designed to try to immediately knock the New Hampshire Lottery out of the battle over limitations on legal sports betting failed in federal court on Thursday.


  • Online Poker Report, 4.11.19 – Here Comes Ohio Online Lottery? Launch Could Come As Soon As 2020
    • The Ohio Lottery is poised to become the next state to institute a mobile component. Last week during a House Finance Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education hearing, lottery officials said they hope to launch their iLottery product next year.

West Virginia:

  • Sports Handle, 4.12.19 – West Virginia Sports Betting: What’s Been Going On?
    • Since Delaware North shuttered its two sportsbooks in West Virginia, and took its mobile app offline in early March, there’s not been much talk about what’s up and what’s ahead for legal sports wagering in the state.

New York:

  • City & State New York, 4.11.19 – Lawmakers continue push for mobile sports betting
    • For months, the Cuomo administration has expressed reservations about mobile sports betting, questioning the revenue potential and whether it would even be constitutional in New York.

North Carolina:

  • US Bets, 4.10.19 – NC Tribal Sports Betting Bill With No Mobile Moves Out Of Senate
    • North Carolina on Tuesday became the latest state to get a sports betting bill through one chamber of its general assembly when the Senate approved SB 154. The bill passed, 43-7, on second reading Tuesday and again on third reading. It will now go to the House.

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