Industry News of the Day for August 15, 2022

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  • ESPN, 8.12.22 – Major League Baseball announces support of online sports betting initiative in California
    • Major League Baseball on Friday announced its support of an initiative that would authorize online sports betting in California, becoming the first major sports league to take sides in the high-stakes battle between bookmaking giants and the state’s powerful tribal gaming operators.
  • Sports Handle, 8.12.22 – California’s Proposition 27 Scores Big With MLB Endorsement
    • Major League Baseball on Friday became the first professional sports league to stand up in support of California’s Proposition 27, the statewide mobile wagering initiative that will be on the November ballot. The statement capped a week of opposition press releases featuring California state lawmakers, two education groups, and a homelessness advocate group.
  • Legal Sports Report, 8.12.22 – MLB Backs CA Legal Online Sports Betting Initiative
    • MLB released a statement Friday supporting Proposition 27, which would legalize online sports betting in CA. State policymakers spoke out against sportsbook operator-backed Prop. 27 on Wednesday.
  • Legal Sports Report, 8.12.22 – NFL Stadium Lines Up Retail Sportsbook For Maryland Sports Betting
    • Online Maryland sports betting is still a ways off, but two more retail sportsbooks are on their way. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission qualified two sports wagering facility licenses at its meeting Wednesday, including one for the Washington Commanders’ FedEx Field. There are six retail sportsbooks open for MD sports betting, with another five in the pipeline.



  • Sports Handle, 8.12.22 – Indiana Sportsbooks Post July Revenue Gain
    • The Indiana Gaming Commission reported sports wagering revenue totaling $20.9 million for July, as operators posted a double-digit hold for just the seventh time since launch in August 2019.



  • The Daily News of Newburyport, 8.14.22 – State Senator talks about new gambling law in Mass.
    • Charlie Baker signed the bill that passed last week that will officially legalize Massachusetts sports betting. One of the major players in getting that bill to the governor’s desk was state Sen. Eric Lesser, a Democrat from Londmeadow.