Industry News of the Day for April 13, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • WSN, 4.11.20 – DraftKings Offers Betting On Fantasy Counter-Strike
    • Recently, DraftKings announced they have built a fantasy game around Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, allowing bettors to assemble a team of their favorite eSports athletes as they take on other competition.
  • Financial Times, 4.10.20 – Gamblers Bet On Marbles And Trotting As Pandemic Hits Sport (GVC, Bet365)
    • Table tennis, marbles and the esoteric world of Swedish trotting are suddenly the focus of gamblers the world over now that football, horseracing and other top betting sports have disappeared because of coronavirus.

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  • Sports Handle, 4.12.20 – Virginia’s Northam Sends Sports Betting Back To General Assembly
    • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam used every available minute up until his April 11 midnight deadline to act on sports betting legislation, and then he neither signed nor let the deadline pass to allow for legal sports betting.
  • Gambling Compliance, 4.13.20 – Virginia Casino, Sports-Betting Bills Not A Done Deal Yet (subscription paywall)
    • Prior to a midnight deadline Saturday night to act on separate bills that would legalize five new casinos and online sports betting, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam returned both bills to the General Assembly with several proposed changes.





  • Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4.11.20 – Nevada Views: Will Gaming Ever Be The Same?
    • As COVID-19 upends society and the economy, focus has turned to how we will emerge and evolve as we attempt to return to normalcy. There are several critical aspects of the global gaming market that are set to change forever.