Industry News of the Day for August 11, 2022

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  • iGB, 8.11.22 – Collaboration is key to North American esports betting
    • Esports betting in North America clearly offers a huge amount of potential, but almost all of this has so far been untapped. Pandascore head of sales Oliver Niner argues that collaboration between operators, regulators and – most crucially – suppliers is the key to unlocking this potential.
  • SBC Americas, 8.10.22 – AGA letter encourages Biden to consider gaming when considering crypto
    • The American Gaming Association (AGA) applauded Biden and encouraged him to take the action a step further and ensure measures taken around the executive order appropriately consider how the gaming industry fits into these decisions.

Sports League News


  • California Casinos, 8.11.22 – CA Voter Guide: California Sports Betting Initiatives
    • Sports betting is on California’s ballot this November. Various groups have tried to get four California sports betting initiatives on the 2022 ballot. However, only two have made the ballot: Prop 26, from the tribes, and Prop 27, from the private sportsbooks. A third initiative failed to gather enough signatures, and the sponsors of a fourth pulled their initiative from the process of getting onto the 2022 ballot.
  • Legal Sports Report, 8.10.22 – Five Sportsbooks Give $50M More To California Sports Betting Battle
    • Five of the seven sportsbooks behind the mobile California sports betting proposal added another $50 million to the campaign’s coffers in July.
  • California Casinos, 8.10.22 – Two More California Education Organizations Vote to Oppose Prop 27
    • Two more California education organizations came out on Wednesday against Prop 27, the measure that would legalize online sports betting in the state.
  • Play California, 8.10.22 – AFSCME Union Opposes California Sports Betting Prop. 26
    • One of the state’s largest public sector unions is denouncing a California sports betting proposal backed by tribal casinos, saying the measure puts hundreds of millions in local tax revenue at risk.


  • Sports Handle, 8.10.22 – Kansas Lottery Still Not Ready To Nail Down Launch Date
    • Kansas Lottery Director Stephen Durrell still isn’t ready to announce when legal sports betting will begin in the state. “As for a specific launch date, people keep asking, but we don’t have one yet,” Durrell said Wednesday as part of his report to the Kansas Lottery Commission. “Hopefully we’re clicking right along, but in terms of giving a specific date, that’s just not something we can do.”