Industry News of the Day for August 23, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • iGB, 8.23.22 – Kambi pens multi-channel sportsbook deal with Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
    • Kambi Group has entered into a multi-channel sportsbook agreement with Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in the US state of Arkansas. Kristian Nylén, Co-founder and CEO of Kambi, is quoted in this story.
  • SBC Americas, 8.23.22 – BetMGM expands multi-platform content deal with SportsGrid
    • BetMGM has expanded and extended its strategic partnership with live sports wagering streaming video network SportsGrid via a multi-year agreement. Matt Prevost, Chief Revenue Officer at BetMGM, is quoted in this story.
  • SBC Americas, 8.23.22 – Catena Media eyes Kansas entry as state launch looms
    • Catena Media is ‘finalizing preparations’ to launch its sports betting affiliate operations in Kansas, ahead of the state’s official launch on September 8. The company confirmed its intentions to enter the state as Governor Laura Kelly announced a launch date coinciding with the beginning of the NFL season. Dustin Gouker, Catena Media Vice President of North America, Content, is quoted in this story.
  • Michigan Sharp, 8.23.22 – DraftKings to Open Sports Betting Lounge at Michigan’s Somerset Collection
    • DraftKings and Live! Hospitality & Entertainment announced plans to open a sports betting lounge at Somerset Collection in Troy in the fall of 2022. Michael Kibort, Senior Director of Retail Sportsbooks at DraftKings, is quoted in this story.

Industry News


  • Bloomberg, 8.23.22- California’s $364 Million Sports-Betting Fight Is Getting Messy
    • California has the potential to become, it’s estimated, a multi-billion-dollar sports gambling market, larger than everywhere in the world except the UK. Which is why, with 11 weeks left to the November election, casinos, American Indian tribes and other interested parties have put up some $364 million — the greatest amount ever spent on a state ballot measure — to try to legalize it, shape it or kill it.
  • Sports Handle, 8.22.22 – Both Major California Political Parties Now Oppose Proposition 27
    • In a situation that political and gaming consultants say they haven’t seen before, both major parties in California have now come out in opposition to Proposition 27, the statewide mobile wagering initiative backed by the a group of seven commercial operators.
  • Play CA, 8.22.22 – California Online Sports Betting Proposal Unites GOP and Dems
    • Republicans and Democrats disagree on most issues but opposition to California online sports betting is bringing them together.



  • Sports Handle, 8.22.22 – Louisiana Sportsbooks Record Another Historic Rout Of Public
    • Louisiana sportsbooks again performed the voodoo that they do so well in July, as operators claimed $20.7 million in gross sports wagering revenue for the month. This was according to the state police, which track such matters and released the figures Monday.



  • Rocky Top Insider, 8.23.22 – Could Tennessee Expand Online Gambling Options?
    • With how well online sports betting has been received in the Volunteer State, could legislators look to expand online gambling options? Are online casinos expanding anywhere? Let’s dive in.