Industry News of the Day for April 16, 2019

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  • Legal Sports Report, 4.16.19 – Can Sweeteners Make Integrity Fee Easier To Swallow In Missouri Sports Betting?
    • Why, that’s the integrity fee‘s music — and it’s coming from a Missouri sports betting bill! The Missouri House General Laws Committee amended H 119 Monday to include an integrity fee of 0.25 percent of handle to pro sports leagues and state universities. The NFL, MLB and NHL have franchises located in St. Louis and Kansas City.
  • Sports Handle, 4.15.19 – Missouri Bill With ‘Royalty’ For Sports Leagues Moves Out Of Committee
    • A Missouri House committee became the first in the nation on Monday to advance a sports betting bill that includes a “royalty” benefiting the professional leagues  — an off-the-top cut off all wagers that Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association called at one time an “integrity fee.” The amended version also adds in a 0.6 percent “entry and facilities infrastructure fee.”


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  • Sports Handle, 4.15.19 – With Vendor Selected, Oregon Lottery Starts Developing Sports Betting Rules
    • One of four states grandfathered in with a limited version of sports betting under the now-defunct Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, Oregon continues to move ahead with plans for full-fledged  sports wagering through the state lottery. And the plan is to roll out state-wide mobile and kiosk offerings as soon as the upcoming football season.



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