Industry News of the Day for August 20, 2019
- Sports Handle, 8.20.19 – Legal, But Not Live: Status Update On West Virginia And Rhode Island
- With the kickoff of NFL season less than three weeks away — Green Bay plays at Chicago in a Thursday night game on Sept. 5 before the season starts in earnest on Sept. 8 — there’s been little news out of Rhode Island or West Virginia, states where mobile sports betting is legal but, but mobile operations are currently live.
- Legal Sports Report, 8.19.19 – The Week In Sports Betting: Iowa Launches; West Virginia Still Lags
- Hello again, ladies and gents, and welcome back to your regularly scheduled recap of last week’s sports betting news.
- SBC Americas, 8.19.19 – Sports Betting Records Set To Fall As Pennsylvania’s Online Sector Thrives
- Online sports wagering took the lion’s share of Pennsylvania‘s bets for the first time in July, contributing to another monthly record handle according to figures published by the state’s Gaming Control Board. But that record is likely to fall soon with the hotly anticipated NFL season kick-off looming and yet more operators preparing to come online.
- Penn Bets, 8.19.19 – Pennsylvania Sees A Modest $88.2 Million In Online Wagers During July
- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said Friday that the three online casinos in operation for about half of July generated $812,306 in revenue from slots and table games, off of $49,248,072 in wagers received. Peer-to-peer online poker isn’t yet available in the Keystone State.
- The Tribune-Democrat, 8.19.19 – Pennsylvania Casinos Continue To Launch Online Sports Betting
- Four of the nine casinos and betting parlors in Pennsylvania that offer sports wagering now take bets online, and the remaining five will likely soon join them, a representative of the state Gaming Control Board said Monday.
- Play Pennsylvania, 8.19.19 – PA Truck Stop Gambling Finally Rolls Out With Rutter’s VGT Parlor
- The list of gambling expansion markets that haven’t launched in Pennsylvania is getting smaller and smaller. As of Friday, video gambling terminals (VGTs) are officially live in Pennsylvania.
- Radio Iowa, 8.19.19 – How Big Will The Sports Betting Market Be?
- Sports gambling got underway in Iowa Thursday at the casinos which are already cleared to take bets. While the casinos are creating sports book areas on their properties — the bulk of the sports gambling is expected to happen through their online apps.
- Gaming Intelligence, 8.20.19 – New York State Enjoys First Contributions From Sports Betting In July
- New York State’s newly regulated sports betting market generated total gross gaming revenue of $349,468 during the month of July.
- Indianapolis Star, 8.19.19 – Indiana Sports Betting: 11 Sportsbooks Could Open Next Month, Mobile Still Unknown
- Two gaming companies announced Monday that they expect to open a total of eight sportsbooks throughout Indiana in the month of September — two of which the companies hope to open before the NFL regular season kicks off.
- WTHR, 8.19.19 – Sports Betting Opens In Indiana In Time For NFL Opener
- Indiana’s first casino to offer sports betting will open Sept. 4. Horseshoe Hammond Casino calls its sports book, “The Book,” and it’s scheduled to open one day before the start of the 2019 NFL season.
- US Bets, 8.19.19 – Pete Rose Should Place The First Legal Sports Bet In Cincinnati, If Ohio Legalizes
- State lawmakers in Ohio are still working behind the scenes on advancing sports betting legislation, after a pair of bills were filed earlier this year. It’s been relatively quiet in the Buckeye State on the issue, with no major developments on the sports betting issue for a handful of weeks.
- Play USA, 8.19.19 – MGM Is Getting Some Questionable Treatment In The Constitution State
- It was no surprise to hear the news last week that MGM International has filed another lawsuit against someone regarding its efforts to compete in the Connecticut casino business.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- WFAN, 8.19.19 – DraftKings CEO On Legalized Sports Betting In NY: ‘I’m Hoping It Happens Soon’
- New York could soon be following in New Jersey’s footsteps when it comes to betting on sports. Jason Robins, the CEO of DraftKings, is one of the people working hard to get sports betting legalized across the United States.