Industry News of the Day for April 8, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Sports Handle, 4.7.20 – DraftKings, FanDuel Planning May 1 Launch In Colorado
    • While Major League Baseball explores the possibility of having all 30 teams play only in Phoenix with no fans and the NBA considers how to finish its season in a bubble, it’s pretty clear that there will be no live professional sports happening in the United States by May 1.
  • Forbes, 4.7.20 – DraftKings Digs Deep To Keep Bettors Interested, With Major Sports Halted By Coronavirus
    • In the sports world, every business’ models have been challenged by coronavirus. But DraftKings and the sports betting industry as a whole have been uniquely challenged, because what everyone usually bets on is suspended for the foreseeable future.

Industry News:



New York:

West Virginia:


  • Gambling.Com, 4.7.20 – Brief March Sports Betting Start In Michigan Posts $105,000
    • Although it had just a brief start in March before casinos were closed by the state, sports betting at Detroit’s three commercial casinos saw adjusted gross receipts of $105,548, according to figures released Tuesday by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.



  • PlayIndiana, 4.7.20 – Indiana Sportsbooks Keep Adding Sports, But NWSL Remains On The Outs
    • When the state of Indiana first launched regulated legal sports betting in September 2019, the list of events approved for wagering was smaller than it is now. In the current climate, the continued absence of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) betting from that list is more difficult to explain away.
  • SBC Americas, 4.8.20 – Leadstar Continues US Expansion With Indiana Entry
    • Following on from receiving its Vendor ID allowing it to operate in New Jersey, Leadstar Media is now ready to offer its services in Indiana having acquired state certification from the Indiana Gaming Commission.


  • SBC Americas, 4.8.20 – US Ramps Up Betting Education With Partnership Program
    • US Integrity has announced an official partnership with Ohio University’s AECOM Center for Sports Administration and Cyanna Education Services to launch a three-part certification program that will begin in May 2020.
  • The Daily Sentinel, 4.7.20 – OU, Partners Develop Leading Curriculum To Prevent Sports-Betting Fraud
    • Ohio University’s AECOM Center for Sports Administration on Tuesday announced its partnership with U.S. Integrity and Cyanna Education Services to launch the all new Sports Gambling Education curriculum, which will focus on preventing the impacts of sports-betting fraud.


  • WSN, 4.8.20 – Kentucky’s Budget Leaves Out Sports Betting
    • With Kentucky in a reported budget crisis, sports betting could have provided a new source of revenue, but lawmakers could not get on the same page by the end of the legislative session.