Industry News of the Day for April 2, 2021
iDEA Growth in the News:
- Legal Sports Report, 4.11.21 – GEOCOMPLY SHOWS POTENTIAL OHIO SPORTS BETTING DOLLARS LEAVING STATE
- The Ohio Senate Select Committee on Gaming held its final hearing Wednesday. Now the work starts again on crafting an Ohio sports betting bill.
Overall Industry News:
- iGB North America, 4.1.21 – US national survey highlights problem gambling risk among young people
- A survey from The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has suggested younger Americans are at particular risk of gambling-related harm, with half of those under 35 answering “yes” to at least one question that suggests a risk of problem gambling.
- Online Poker Report, 4.1.21 – Sports Betting Is Quickly Becoming A Favorite Pastime In America, But The NCPG Sees It As High Risk
- Gambling is becoming as American as apple pie and pro football. Sometimes they go hand-in-hand: US sports bettors love to wager on the latter and do so twice as often as on any other sport. While Americans enjoy their indulgences, however, they can sometimes take them too far.
- SBC Americas, 4.1.21 – AGA announces senior promotions to drive industry priorities
- The American Gaming Association (AGA) has promoted three senior leaders across the organization to drive industry priorities including responsibility, advocacy and gaming regulation, and the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) franchise.
- Sports Handle, 4.1.21 – New York State Lawmakers Near Deal On Legalizing Mobile Sports Betting
- Hours after New York political leaders missed a midnight deadline on passing a timely fiscal year budget, discussions on legalizing mobile sports betting gained considerable momentum on Thursday afternoon, Sports Handle has learned.
- Sports Handle, 4.1.21 – Virginia Posts $265.8M Handle In First Full Month Of Sports Betting
- The first full month of sports wagering in Virginia — done exclusively online — generated a handle of nearly $265.8 million, according to figures released by the Virginia Lottery on Thursday.
- Sports Handle, 4.1.21 – Kansas Lawmakers Jam Themselves Up Again On Sports Betting
- Kansas lawmakers on Tuesday had a chance to be the second in a week to send a bill legalizing sports betting to their governor, but a substitute for SB 84 was defeated in the House’s Committee of the Whole, 71-48, and didn’t get to the full House floor. The original version of SB 84 passed out of the Senate in early March.
- Forbes, 4.2.21 – Voting Politics Helps Block Referendum On Legalized Sports Betting In Georgia
- The clock was ticking down past midnight Thursday morning on Republican-led legislation in Georgia that would have allowed voters a chance to amend the state constitution to permit online sports wagering. Republicans backing the measure didn’t have enough muscle within their own party to push it across the finish line. They needed help from Democrats.