Industry News of the Day for April 28, 2022
iDEA Growth News:
- GBH News 89.7, 4.27.22: Legal sports betting poised to advance on Beacon Hill
- John Pappas, the state advocacy director at the online-gaming advocacy group iDEA Growth, also believes the two chambers will strike a deal.
- Legal Sports Report, 4.28.22: How Are US Sports Betting Operators Appealing To Women Bettors?
- Women are becoming sports bettors in the US in record numbers, according to new data gleaned from smartphones.
- Sports Handle, 4.28.22: Filibuster Kills Missouri Sports Betting Bills
- Missouri Senator Denny Hoskins had long been promising a filibuster if the sports betting bill that moved in his chamber wasn’t to his liking. Wednesday night, he made good on his promise.
- Sports Handle, 4.27.22: Massachusetts Casinos To Senate: Legalize Wagering With These Changes
- When it comes to legal sports betting, Massachusetts casino operators would like to see lower tax rates, wagering on college sports, additional skins, and loosened marketing guidelines, according to an industry letter obtained by Sports Handle.
- NBC Boston, 4.28.22: Senate Expected to Vote on Sports Betting Legislation
- A total ban on collegiate betting would make Massachusetts an outlier among states that offer legal sports wagering
- Boston 25 News, 4.28.22: Time to place your wagers: There’s a chance sports betting in MA could become legal
- Starting Thursday, lawmakers in the Massachusetts senate are set to debate the highly contested sports betting bill that’s been discussed for years.
- Sports Handle, 4.27.22: Colorado Clears $500 Million Sports Betting Handle In March, Second Biggest Month Ever
- Basketball wagering accounts for more than 60% of total handle, but table tennis wagering plummets
- KSDK News, 4.28.22: Kansas looks to use taxes on sports bets to attract Chiefs
- The state would put a 10% tax on each bet, with nearly all of the revenue going into a fund incentivize professional sports teams to come to Kansas.
- The Reporter, 4.27.22: California sports betting initiative backed by FanDuel, DraftKings would block small competitors
- One of the measures Californians will likely get to vote on this fall does more than just allow betting on sports: Critics are concerned it will effectively block smaller gaming companies and startups from operating in the state.