Industry News of the Day for April 21, 2021

iDEA Growth Member News 

Sports League News: 

  • US Bets, 4.20.21: NFL Win Totals At Sportsbooks Inch Up As The League Adds An Extra Week 
    • Changing the amount of games each team plays for the first time in four decades has had an effect on the sports betting world, specifically win totals. The extra game — and whom each team plays — is causing bookmakers a little more hand-wringing then they’re used to at this time of year. 

New Jersey: 


North Carolina: 

  • Online Gambling, 4.20.21: North Carolina Senators File Online Sports Betting Bill 
    • Senate Bill 688, sponsored by senators Jim Perry and Paul Lowe, would permit up to 12 online licenses in North Carolina. It would also allow sports facilities that host professional events with capacities of more than 17,000 fans to establish wagering platforms through mobile devices or on-site computer terminals. 


  • US Betting Report, 4.21.21: Sports Betting Likely on Alabama Ballot in 2022 
    • It started out as an attempt to legalize and establish an Alabama Lottery. Now, it has turned into an expansive gaming package bill. Senate Bill 319 has been gaining steam in the Alabama legislature. The final decision could ultimately be left up to voters in November 2022. 






  • Legal Sports Report, 4.20.21: Arkansas Sports Betting Could Head Online With New House Bill 
    • Arkansas sports betting could expand beyond its nominal presence this year. On Monday, Rep. Lee Johnson introduced HB 1942 to allow casino licenses to operate “online sports pools.” The bill is on the House Committee on Rules schedule Wednesday. 
  • IGB, 4.20.21: Online Betting Introduced In Arkansas, Passed To Committee 
    • A bill calling for the introduction and regulation of online sports betting by casino licensees in Arkansas has been referred to the state House Rules Committee. House Bill 1942, introduced by Representative Lee Johnson, asks for online sports betting to be approved “immediately” for operation in the state. 

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