iDEA Growth in the News:
- EGR Global, 8.21.19 – DOJ Appeals New Hampshire Lottery Wire Act Case Ruling [J. Ifrah as iDEA Growth spokesperson]
- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has said it will appeal the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) case’s ruling which determined the Wire Act only applied to sports betting.
- Pennsylvania Casino News, 8.22.19 – US Department Of Justice Files Notice Of Appeal For Wire Act [J. Ifrah as iDEA Growth spokesperson]
- On Friday, August 16, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) officially filed a Notice of Appeal in the civil case that it recently lost to the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) over the reinterpretation of the 1961 Wire act opinion.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Legal Sports Report, 8.21.19 – DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook Apps Could Start Next Week In WV
- After months without a mobile option, West Virginia could welcome industry heavies FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook by next week.
- SBC Americas, 8.22.19 – Kambi DraftKings Partnership Extended To Eight Further U.S. States
- Global sports betting provider Kambi and DraftKings, the sports-tech and media entertainment company, have completed the signing of a multi-state contract extension. The expansion agreement includes terms for the Kambi-DraftKings partnership to be extended into eight additional states comprising Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.
- AP News, 8.22.19 – Oregon Casino Sports Betting Ready To Open, State Will Delay
- An Oregon casino plans to begin offering sports betting ahead of the state lottery agency, which does not expect to meet its goal of starting by the time professional football kicks off.
- The Oregonian, 8.21.19 – Chinook Winds Launching Sports Betting As Oregon Lottery Falls Behind Schedule
- The sports betting era in Oregon will begin on Aug. 27, when the Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City starts up their games.
- Legal Sports Report, 8.21.19 – Who Killed WV Sports Betting? Inside The Failure Of BetLucky
- Barely a year after the fall of PASPA, a small corner of US sports betting is staring down its first major failure. It’s not match-fixing, nor is it point-shaving or insider-information leaking. It’s a “who-done-it” to answer the question: who killed West Virginia sports betting?
- Charleston Gazette-Mail, 8.21.19 – Lottery Director: Sports Betting Apps To Launch In Time For Football Season
- As the first anniversary of the launch of West Virginia’s first casino sportsbook nears, Lottery Director John Myers said Wednesday he’s confident that long-awaited mobile wagering smartphone apps will be up and running in time to kick off football season.
- WAVE News, 8.21.19 – Indiana Gaming Commission To Consider Sports Wagering Regulations
- The Indiana Gaming Commission is expected to approve the state’s sports wagering regulations on Wednesday August 28.
- The Chicago Crusader, 8.21.19 – Sports Betting at Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino May Start September 4th
- All bets are on this season as Indiana jumps ahead of neighboring Illinois with plans to launch legalized sports betting in early September.
- Providence Journal, 8.21.19 – Despite Pending Lawsuit, R.I. Touts Imminent Launch Of Sports Betting App
- Rhode Island and its gambling partners are trying to squash a Republican-backed constitutional challenge to legal sports betting while hitting the airwaves to build excitement for the launch of mobile wagering.
- Sports Handle, 8.21.19 – No Mobile, But Mississippi’s First Year Of Sports Betting Has Been ‘Great’
- A Global Market Advisors study projected a Mississippi market with in-person sports betting only would generate handle of $180 mm, but in their first 12 months, Magnolia State sportsbooks saw a handle of $300 mm.
Overall Industry News:
- Play USA, 8.22.19 – A Look Inside The Latest Research On Sports Betting And Fantasy Sports
- Earlier this summer, the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association (FSGA), formerly known as the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), revealed new research from a study the group commissioned by market research company Ipsos.