Industry News of the Day for April 7, 2020

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Online Poker Report, 4.6.20 – Will US Online Gambling Ever Be Free From The Wire Act? (iDEA Growth mentioned)
    • The Wire Act still looms large over online gambling in the US. The 1961 federal statute is the reason there aren’t yet any legal betting exchanges or other interstate options for punters.

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Sports League News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 4.7.20 – US Sports Trying To Retain Fan Interest Amid Uncertainty (subscription paywall)
    • As uncertainty continues to surround the resumption of professional sports, some American leagues are turning to unorthodox solutions to keep fans, and potentially bettors, interested.

New Jersey:


  • The Day, 4.6.20 – Ordering Legal Online Gaming Would Be A Step Too Far
    • Last week the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments, by unanimous agreement of the 22 towns represented, urged Lamont to take the extraordinary step of authorizing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to conduct online gaming. Lamont declined.
  • Gambling.Com, 4.6.20 – Governor Denies Connecticut Online Gaming Bid From Tribes
    • Tribes in Connecticut, unable to offer brick-and-mortar gambling at their casinos because of coronavirus-related closures, asked last week for a chance to offer online casino gaming but were denied by Gov. Ned Lamont.

New York: