Industry News of the Day for April 19, 2021

iDEA Growth Members News:

Overall Industry News:

  • The Associated Press, 4.16.21 – March gambling revenue soars after 2020 virus shutdown
    • New Jersey’s casino and sports betting revenue more than doubled in March compared from year ago — but that’s because the emerging pandemic shut down casinos for the second half of the month last year.
  • SBC Americas, 4.19.21 – AGA white paper highlights dangers of illegal gambling machines
    • The American Gaming Association (AGA) has today released a white paper underlining the dangers of unregulated, illegal gambling machines proliferating across the US. These illegal gambling machines, said the association, are not subjected to meaningful testing, licensing or regulatory standards and are often tied to criminal activity, including money laundering, drug trafficking and violent crime.

Sport League News:

  • SBC Americas, 4.16.21 – appointed official online gaming partner of Portland Timbers
    • The Portland Timbers and Major League Soccer have confirmed as the team’s official online gaming partner, with plans to collaborate on in-game and on-field sponsorships, online promotions, charitable efforts and IP rights, including a soon-to-be-released Timbers-themed game.



New Jersey:


  • The Day, 4.17.21 – Those who help fight problem gambling are wary of online gaming, sports betting
    • Ease and accessibility. That’s what people who deal with problem gambling fear most about the advent of online gaming, be it online sports betting, online casino games, ilottery or ikeno, all of which Connecticut lawmakers could approve before the current legislative session wraps up in June.

New York:


Washington, D.C.

West Virginia:


  •, 4.17.21 – What’s in Alabama’s plan for a lottery, casinos, and sports betting?
    • Five weeks after a plan for a lottery and casinos fell two votes short of advancing, the Alabama Senate resurrected it Tuesday, approved it with some changes, and kept alive the chance for voters to have their say on a plan to expand, regulate, and tax gambling across the state.