Industry News of the Day for August 23, 2021

Overall Industry News: 


  • KADN, 8.21.21: Louisiana Sports Betting To Begin During Football Season 
    • Sports betting operations in Louisiana are expected to begin sometime in the upcoming football season, after the state’s gambling regulators approved emergency rules to speed the ability for people to wager on games. 


North Carolina:  

  • TN Bets, 8.23.21: North Carolina Senate Advances Online Sports Betting Measure To House 
    • Another major domino could fall for the U.S. sports betting industry with the state of North Carolina moving forward with legislation to allow sports betting from commercial operators. On Thursday, the state Senate voted 26-19 to advance a measure to the House. Five lawmakers didn’t vote. 
  • Greensboro News & Record, 8.21.21: Sports Gambling In N.C. One Step Closer To Being A Sure Thing 
    • Sports gambling would be authorized across North Carolina, with up to a dozen entities licensed to offer online and in-person betting, in legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate. 


  • Sports Handle, 8.20.21: Surveying The Online-Only Sports Betting License Field In Illinois 
    • It is a single line on the Illinois Gaming Board’s official website listed in a few places pertaining to sports betting for permits and licenses, but it took on greater importance earlier this month when the state’s gaming agency released the applications to be submitted for its three available online-only licenses.