Industry News of the Day for April 13, 2023

Industry News

  • Legal Sports Report: Opinion: So About That Talk Of ‘Commercially Reasonable’ Official League Data …
    • Several years ago, sports leagues’s efforts to push an integrity fee fizzled out before the idea was reborn in official league data. This was even after bringing in the likes of Joe Torre and Al Leiter did not convince lawmakers anywhere to give in to the argument that sports leagues should be paid simply for existing, or the idea that without sports there would not be sports betting, so everyone should pay the sports leagues.
  • SBC Americas: OneComply extends US reach with land-based casinos in sight
    • OneComply has confirmed that it is setting its sights on targeting the land-based casino sector in a bid to pursue growth in North America this year. The compliance and licensing management firm has laid out its growth objectives in its 2023 product plan and client strategy, noting that the land-based sector will help to advance on the growth it has made in the online sports betting and igaming sectors.
  • NY Sports Day: Is Sports Betting Causing Sports Leagues To Change Its Rules?
    • One thing became obvious if you watched March Madness: the NCAA wants to get loose balls and foul calls correct, especially in the last minutes of a game. Watch Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and other sports, and you’ll see similar efforts by officials. In recent years, there’s been a trend to add new rules to the popular sports we all love. One of the reasons for those changes has been to “get calls right.”


  • PlayCA: Compromise With 1 CA Tribe Key For Sports Betting, DraftKings CEO Says
    • Although he didn’t explicitly state it, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins hinted compromising with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians could be key to one day bringing legal sports betting to California. This happened in March during Robins’ YouTube interview with Joe Pompliano. When asked about his thoughts on the 2022 election and the future of sports betting in California, Robins said he can’t see a future in which California doesn’t eventually legalize sports betting.


  • PlayIndiana: March Madness Propels Indiana Sports Betting To $432 Million In Bets
    • March Madness betting led the charge for Indiana’s sports betting market last month. Hoosiers bet over $432 million on sports throughout March. That was a solid increase from February’s $356 million in bets. The NCAA Tournament was the last major sports betting event of the season. Indiana sports betting is due for a drop off next month without the boost.

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Would Expand State’s Retail Market
    • North Carolina’s sports betting bill has the potential to drastically change retail betting in the state. In-person sports betting already exists, but in a very limited form. North Carolina’s new bill would allow Las Vegas-style sportsbooks to open in new locations across the state. The retail industry has a lot of potential, but North Carolina sports betting needs expansion to take advantage of it.


  • PlayOhio: Ohio Sportsbooks Drastically Reduced Promotional Spending In February
    • The promotional spending of online sportsbooks in Ohio dropped dramatically in February. In the second month of legal sports betting in Ohio, online sportsbooks’ bonus offer spending decreased 81.5% according to monthly revenue data released by the Ohio Casino Control Commission on March 31.