Industry News of the Day for April 2, 2020
- Washington Examiner, 4.1.20 – Online Bets Help To Ease Revenue Loss From New Jersey’s Casino Shutdown
- The casinos in Atlantic City may be shut down for the time being thanks to the coronavirus pandemic gripping the country, but New Jersey is still finding a way to generate revenue off gaming.
- Online Poker Report, 4.1.20 – Level Up: Why Online Gambling Companies Should Learn From Video Games
- The gambling industry in recent years has often been accused of a lack of innovation — from mobile sportsbooks that look the same as the 1980s betting coupons to slot mechanics that have barely changed since their inception.
- Online Poker Report, 4.1.20 – SBC Making The Best Of A Bad Situation With Digital Summit
- The Sports Betting Community (SBC) has announced that it will be hosting the world’s largest digital betting and gaming event.
- Las Vegas Sun, 4.2.20 – William Hill Has Turned To Everything From Sumo To Table Tennis To Keep Sports Betting Going
- Shortly after all the major professional and collegiate American sports leagues announced cancellations or postponements due to the coronavirus, Nick Bogdanovich called a staff meeting with a simple message to impart.
Sports League News:
- NJ Online Gambling, 4.1.20 – NJ Horsemen: No Need To Wait For Supreme Court On Our $150M Lawsuit Against Sports Leagues
- New Jersey’s thoroughbred horsemen have fired back at the NFL and its four fellow plaintiffs in a $150 million lawsuit, asserting that the sports organizations are “blaming the victim” as they seek to have their case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- PlayIA, 4.1.20 – NBA Hopeful Of Salvaging Season, Looking At Late Spring Or Summer Return
- The NBA officially suspended its season on March 11 when Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. Since then every major professional sports league in the US has followed suit, and we don’t know when or if the NBA will crown a champion in 2020.
- Sports Handle, 4.1.20 – No Details On Spectrum New York State Gaming Study, And Mobile Still At Standstill
- The future of mobile sports wagering in one of nation’s largest markets remained uncertain early on Wednesday, as New York lawmakers failed to complete a state budget before a midnight deadline.
- Gambling.Com, 4.1.20 – Kentucky Approves Budget, But Sports Betting Has To Wait
- Sports betting won’t be coming to Kentucky this year.
- Legal Sports Report, 4.2.20 – What Colorado Sports Betting Could Reveal About The Future Of The US Market
- Colorado sports betting looms ever closer, with the state still pushing toward a May 1 launch date despite the lack of sports during the coronavirus pandemic.
- PlayUSA, 4.1.20 – PlayUSA Rewind: eSports Betting Gets Green Light In Nevada
- The entertainment world has had a void for several weeks due to the coronavirus. Gaming regulators in two states, however, have signed off on esports betting.
- Gambling Compliance, 4.2.20 – California Cardrooms Seek Regulatory Relief, Tribes Facing Economic Shock From Closures
- As cardrooms remain closed in California, state gaming regulators have approved measures designed to give licensees some relief regarding licensing and financing requirements.
- PlayPennsylvania, 4.1.20 – PA Gaming Review: New Normal In Sports Betting, Divine Fortune Strikes Again
- Welcome to the new normal in Pennsylvania gaming during the time of COVID-19 disruptions, with brick-and-mortar casinos everywhere closed.
- PlayPennsylvania, 4.1.20 – Most Popular Games At Pennsylvania Online Casinos, Scientific Games Makes PA Debut
- Pennsylvania is home to eight online casinos which offer many of the same slots and table games players recognize at brick-and-mortar casinos. The first online casinos launched in mid-July and libraries are still evolving.
- Penn Bets, 4.1.20 – Sportsbook Prospects Dimmed At Westmoreland Mall Mini-Casino
- A sportsbook will evidently not be part of the gambling picture if and when a mini-casino opens at Westmoreland Mall in suburban Pittsburgh.