Industry News of the Day for August 15, 2019
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Play USA, 8.15.19 – With Its Selection Of Kambi, Penn National Will ‘Own Its Own Destiny’
- With the announcement of Kambi as the exclusive retail and online sportsbook operator for Penn National Gaming, a major piece of the US sports betting puzzle is in place. The ramifications of the deal will be felt across the industry.
- Play USA, 8.14.19 – Sportradar Partners With The NFL On Official Data: Here’s What That Means
- The sports betting deal experts have been waiting for has arrived. The NFL officially has a partner to distribute its official data and its none other than Sportradar.
- EGR Global, 8.15.19 – Go West – Why PointsBet Is Shifting Its US Tech Focus To Denver, Colorado
- US CEO Johnny Aitken talks to EGR Technology about why the firm has set its sights on Colorado to secure fresh tech talent as it expands its North American footprint.
- Online Poker Report, 8.14.19 – Record-Setting July Yields $39.3 Million In Revenue For New Jersey Online Casinos
- Legal NJ online casinos combined to earn $39.3 million in July revenue, a new all-time record for the market. Online sportsbooks added another $13.9 million to bring the total well past $50 million across all verticals.
- Legal Sports Report, 8.14.19 – No Summer Swoon: Quarter-Billion In Handle Shows NJ Sports Betting Momentum
- A slow month on the sports calendar did not slow the year-long surge of NJ sports betting.
- New Jersey Globe, 8.14.19 – Gaming Taxes Get NJ $28 Million In July
- New Jersey raked in $28 million from gaming taxes in July, according the Division of Gaming Enforcement. The state’s sports book also brought in $4.5 million in taxes.
- NJ Online Gambling, 8.14.19 – Legal Baseball Betting Catches On In New Jersey
- Everyone knows someone who bets on football, and it’s not difficult to imagine betting on basketball. But baseball? Who bets on baseball?
- Baltimore Post-Examiner, 8.14.19 – Will Maryland Benefit Economically By Passing Online Gambling Legislation Similar To New Jersey?
- By passing a liberal online gambling law in Maryland, the state government would open up online gambling and several forms of sports wagering among the residents. While there are risks with the decision, there may be benefits that come with it.
- Sports Handle, 8.14.19 – Diving Into D.C. Public Comments: Defining Exclusion Zone, Allowing Operators To Set Limits
- Two months after the D.C. Lottery rolled out its proposed sports betting regulations, it’s clear that those regulations need some massaging.
- Gambling Insider, 8.15.19 – NY Senator: “We Are Already Behind; It’s Shocking And Disappointing”
- Despite New York legalising sports betting, mobile wagering is still prohibited and Senator Addabbo informs Gambling Insider he is shocked with the position New York still finds itself in.
- The Laconia Daily Sun, 8.14.19 – Sports Betting Could Be On November Ballot
- Voters may get a chance to decide whether sports betting should be permitted in Laconia, NH. The City Council on Monday scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 26 on whether to put the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot.
- Legal Sports Report, 8.15.19 – How State Regulators Met Speedy Iowa Sports Betting Timeline
- Iowa sports betting will launch today, an amazing statement given the quick timeline to get here.
- Iowa Public Radio, 8.14.19 – Sports Betting Takes The Field In Iowa
- Sports betting is taking effect in Iowa only three months after it was signed into law and just over one year since a federal ban was lifted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
- Radio Iowa, 8.14.19 – Casinos Preparing Measures To Prevent Underage Sports Betting
- Legal sports betting in Iowa will begin for the first time Thursday at noon. One of the concerns is keeping people under the age of 21 from betting.
- AP News, 8.14.19 – New Mexico Casino Allows Bets On In-State University Teams
- A New Mexico casino has made the decision to accept bets on collegiate football and basketball games involving in-state teams, a report said.
- Grand Forks Herald, 8.14.19 – Port: Let’s Legalize Gambling But Also Let’s Not Get Too Cute With The Revenues From It
- Earlier this year North Dakota lawmakers defeated two pieces of legislation which would have legalized sports gambling in the state. North Dakota state Senator Scott Meyer (R-Grand Forks) is now leading the charge for legalization.