Industry News of the Day for April 8, 2019

Industry News of the Day for April 8, 2019

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New Jersey:

Tennessee:

  • The Tennessee Star, 4.8.19 – Online Gambling Bill Has Bipartisan Support in Tennessee General Assembly, Little Opposition
    • Bipartisan legislation that would legalize online gambling in Tennessee is headed to crucial votes in State House and Senate Committees on Tuesday. The House sponsor, Rep. Rick Staples (D- Knoxville), has said his proposal to legalize sports gambling for those 21 and older will allow only mobile and interactive wagers, without brick-and-mortar locations for betting.

Illinois:

  • Legal Sports Report, 4.5.19 – If All Roads Meet In The Woods, Which Path Might Illinois Sports Betting Take?
    • Stakeholders discussed five directions that Illinois sports betting could go in the state at a hearing last week in the House Subcommittee on Sales, Amusement and Other Taxes. A surprise fifth amendment targeting DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook added shortly before the hearing by subcommittee chair Rep. Bob Rita garnered the most support from the casino and horse racing industries.
  • Belleville News-Democrat, 4.6.19 – Illinois casinos, horse racetracks wager financial futures on sports betting
    • While the grandstands are still empty at Fairmount Park, horses, with riders mounted, gallop around the dirt track, which is muddy from the previous night’s rain.

Louisiana:

Massachusetts:

  • South Coast Today, 4.6.19 – Massachusetts could be first in non-casino sports betting
    • Massachusetts sports teams have long made headlines for challenging the rules. While “legal sports wagering” doesn’t have the same ring as “Deflategate,” the home of the nation’s defending World Series and Super Bowl champions is aiming to be the first legal sports betting state with online wagering unaffiliated with existing casinos.

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Ohio:

  • Cleveland Journal, 4.5.19 – Ohio Lottery eyeing launch of mobile and online ‘iLottery’ games
    • Ohio is moving to become the latest state lottery to offer online and mobile gaming. Ohio Lottery officials hope to launch what they’re calling an “iLottery” offering — a desktop and mobile app platform for some existing lottery games — within the next year.

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