Industry News of the Day for April 26, 2021

iDEA Growth Member News: 

  • SBC, 4.23.21: FanDuel Teams With Captain Morgan In Pro Soccer Pick ’em Promotion 
    • Drinks brand Captain Morgan and sportsbook FanDuel have announced the launch of the Captain Morgan Soccer Pick ‘Em contest series as one of the most highly anticipated seasons in the history of the United States and Canada’s top-flight professional soccer league gets underway. 

Sports League News: 

New York: 

  • Buffalo News, 4.24.21: Letter: Mobile Sports Betting Could Worsen Problems 
    • This April, New York passed the legalization of mobile sports betting. Although leaders believe this will have a positive economic impact for New York State, potentially closing the budget deficit over time, increasing the availability and accessibility of gambling options may cause problems for those at risk. 
  • Legal Sports Report, 4.26.21: NY Sports Betting Regulator Reveals What A Platform Provider And Operator Actually Are 
    • The NYSGC answered select questions from the industry now that sports betting in New York is finally going mobile. The answers are definitely helpful but do not go into all the necessary details yet. That means some of the confusion around the legislative language will continue for now. 


  • TN Bets, 4.23.21: Tennessee Sports Betting Handle Bounces Back To $205.9M In March 
    • Buoyed by the availability of wagering on the NCAA tournament for the first time since legal sports betting went live in Tennessee, sportsbook operators in the state reported handle of $205.9 million for March, according to a release from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation on Friday. 

North Carolina: