Industry News of the Day for August 18, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Fox Business, 8.17.20 – With NHL Deal, Sportradar Hits Sports Betting Grand Slam
    • Sports betting data firm Sportradar secured partnerships with all four major U.S. sports leagues as it explores the possibility of going public, according to a report Sunday.
  • Bloomberg, 8.17.20 – Sports Betting Getting Back To Normal
    • After months of oddball online bets on politics and Google Search trends, DraftKings and FanDuel are gearing up for the return of the NBA, MLB, and NHL.

Overall Industry News:

  • Online Poker Report, 8.17.20 – Where Are All The US Online Casino Startups?
    • As Chris Grove, a managing partner at the Sports Gaming Investment Fund (SGIF), put it recently: “I see a ton of startups that are aiming to ‘reinvent the online sportsbook’ but basically none that are looking to “reinvent the online casino.”
  • Gambling Compliance, 8.18.20 – Payment Modernizations Occurring But US Gaming Industry Falls Short Of Widespread Adoption (subscription paywall)
    • Cashless gaming is rapidly evolving as regulators, lawmakers and casino operators see consumer demand increasing for this technology and as the coronavirus pandemic continues to generate industry concern around employees and customers handling cash on the casino floor.


New York:



  • iGB North America, 8.18.20 – Mississippi Betting Market Returns To Growth In June
    • The latest figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission show the state’s sports betting market recovered from June’s losses in July, growing revenue year-on-year despite a decline in amounts wagered.


Puerto Rico: