Industry News of the Day for April 26, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:­­­­­

  • Sports Handle, 4.25.19 – Mobile, Colleges Key to Illinois Sports Betting Debate (J. Williams as iDEA Growth spokesperson quoted)
    • Mobile sports betting was front and center at Thursday’s hearing. Of particular interest to the subcommittee was testimony from Jake Williams, vice president of legal and regulatory affairs for Sportradar, who was appearing on behalf of industry group iDEA Growth.
  • Capitol News Illinois, 4.25.19 – Licensing Fee Emerges As Issue In Sports Betting Legislation (J. Williams as iDEA Growth spokesperson quoted)
    • With five plans being considered, it’s anyone guess what legalized sports gambling will look like in Illinois if the legislature approves a bill this spring.
  • WRSP, 4.25.19 – Lawmakers Weigh Whether To Allow Mobile Sports Betting In Illinois (J. Williams as iDEA Growth spokesperson quoted)
    • Time is running out for lawmakers to pass a sports betting bill if they want to get through during the spring legislative session.

Industry News: Illinois

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New Mexico:

  • KRQE, 4.24.19 – Isleta Casino May Soon Offer Sports Betting
    • A third casino may soon be adding its name to the list of sports betting venues in New Mexico. The Isleta Pueblo says their casino is expecting to begin operating their own sportsbook as early as this summer.



Overall Industry News:

  • Sports Handle, 4.25.19 – Sports Betting Conference Shows Spotlight Is Off Daily Fantasy
    • There’s a classic family photo of my younger sister – she’s three years old with brilliant blue eyes, and is the baby of the family. Make that, was the baby of the family – the photo shows her crestfallen look as not one but two babies arrive at the front door: yes, twins (now I’m the youngest).
  • Play NJ, 4.25.19 – How The US Sports Betting Integrity Group Works Now That It’s Officially Launched
    • The Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA) is officially operational. And NJ sports betting operators are delegates to this multi-jurisdictional entity. The official launch date for this not-for-profit organization was April 18.