Industry News of the Day for August 13, 2020

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  • SBC Americas, 8.13.20 – SportsGrid Goes Live With Sports Wagering Network On SLING TV
    • SportsGrid, the sports network streaming firm, has announced the launch of a 24-hour network on SLING TV, a live TV streaming service that delivers live and on-demand entertainment instantly to compatible internet-connected devices.
  • SBC Americas, 8.13.20 – Simplebet Raises $35m And Launches Into US Sports Betting Space
    • Simplebet, a global sports betting technology provider, has announced its launch this week into the US sports betting space. The firm uses machine learning and automation to enable every moment of every sporting event to become a betting opportunity.

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Washington, D.C.:

  • Washington City Paper, 8.13.20 – Take A Look At D.C.’s First Sportsbook
    • Just like everything else in 2020, the debut of sports betting in the District didn’t go as originally planned. But unlike many of America’s professional sports leagues, which endured months-long delays or pauses, live sports betting actually launched at Capital One Arena earlier than expected, with the opening of the William Hill sportsbook on July 31.


  • Gambling Compliance, 8.13.20 – Maryland Regulators Mandate Removal Of Gray Market Slots To Keep Lottery License (subscription paywall)
    • As Virginia looks to raise tax revenue by giving previously considered illegal skill-based games a reprieve until next year, neighboring Maryland recently issued a regulation that specifically prohibits lottery retailers from having these unregulated machines in their stores.

West Virginia:







  • Associated Press, 8.12.20 – Stitt Seeks Another Hearing In Tribal Gaming Agreements Case
    • Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is seeking another hearing before the state Supreme Court regarding its recent ruling on tribal gaming compacts that deemed the state’s agreements with two Native American tribes invalid.