Industry News of the Day for August 22, 2019

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.


West Virginia:

  • 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.


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