Industry News of the Day for August 26, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • SBC Americas, 8.25.22 – Carsten Koerl, Sportradar: the US, media rights and the importance of new data
    • Following the publication of the Sportradar Q2 results last week, SBC spoke with CEO Carsten Koerl to gain some deeper insights on the growing opportunities in the US and the changing trends in data consumption. Carsten Koerl, CEO of Sportradar, is quoted in this story.
  • SBC Americas, 8.25.22 – Sportradar Integrity Services to monitor betting for IGF
    • Sportradar Integrity Services, a unit of Sportradar, has agreed to a multi-year integrity partnership with the International Golf Federation (IGF). Under the terms of the initial two-year deal, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide bet monitoring for several IGF competitions via its advanced and proven bet monitoring solution, Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS). Andreas Krannich, Managing Director of Sportradar Integrity Services, is quoted in this story.
  • The Nevada Independent, 8.25.22 – Nevada Gaming Commission approves FanDuel to rebrand Fremont sportsbook
    • FanDuel was granted approval by Nevada gaming regulators Thursday to rebrand the sportsbook at the Fremont Hotel Casino in partnership with Boyd Gaming. FanDuel CEO Amy Howe is quoted in this story.
  • Play Colorado, 8.25.22 – Colorado Lottery And Scientific Games Partnership Brings Many Benefits
    • Colorado Lottery and Scientific Games are “tech-ing” it to the limit together. With already almost a 40-year partnership behind them, the Colorado Lottery and Scientific Games are contractually extending it into the future. John Schulz, President of Americas and Global Instant Products for Scientific Games, Jim Kennedy, EVP, Group Chief Executive, Lottery for Scientific Games, and Jeff Sinacori, Vice President of Retail Sales Development for Scientific Games, are quoted in this story.
  • Sports Handle, 8.25.22 – DraftKings Qualifies For Retail Sports Wagering License In Maryland
    • The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission approved DraftKings‘ retail sports betting license application on Thursday, despite expressing deep concern in regards to the company’s long-term financial outlook. Joseph DeCristofaro, DraftKings Vice President of Investor Relations, is quoted in this story.
  •, 8.25.22 – FanDuel TV to Take on Cable Sports Channels, Debuts on Sept. 1
    • FanDuel is getting in the cable sports game. The online gambling operator will bring the newest cable sports channel, FanDuel TV, to sports bettors starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1. Kevin Hennessy, FanDuel Publicity Director, and Mike Raffensperger, FanDuel Chief Commercial Officer, are quoted in this story.
  • Legal Sports Report, 8.25.22 – Confirmed: FanDuel TV Launching In Place Of TVG Next Month
    • FanDuel is set to launch FanDuel TV and an over-the-top platform in September, the company formally announced Thursday. FanDuel Chief Commercial Officer Mike Raffensperger is quoted in this story.

Industry News

  • SBC Americas, 8.26.22 – SportsHandle: the week that was in US sports betting
    • SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
  • US Bets, 8.25.22 – Survey Says: Gambling Apps Need To Improve Payment Options
    • As mobile gambling operators increasingly tout emerging bet types enabled by improving technology – offerings like micro-betting, in-game wagering, and 24/7 iGaming – some industry observers think they might be missing a far more fundamental step: processing initial deposits quickly and properly.


  • Play CA, 8.25.22 – Tribes, Casinos Invest Additional $15 Million In CA Sports Betting Battle
    • The staggering coffers of campaigns for and against Propositions 26 and 27 grew by more than $15 million this week. This pushes the combined total past $370 million in what are already the most expensive ballot referendums in American history.
  • California Casinos, 8.25.22 – 61% of California Sports Bettors Want Both Prop 26 and Prop 27 to Pass
    • Prop 26 and Prop 27 have sparked an intense ad campaign between private companies and gaming tribes in California. While both campaigns are fighting to pass alone, 61% of surveyed Californians in an exclusive California Casinos survey want both measures to pass. Just 15% wanted only Prop 26, and another 15% wanted only Prop 27 to pass. A final 9% wanted neither California sports betting initiative to pass.




  • Legal Sports Report, 8.25.22 – Here Are The 11 Sportsbook Operators That Confirmed Interest In Massachusetts Sports Betting
    • The Massachusetts Gaming Commission asked anyone interested in running one of the 15 Massachusetts online sportsbooks to let the commission know via email. Knowing just how many applicants there might be, especially for the seven competitive-bid licenses, will help the commission with a potential launch timeline, Executive Director Karen Wells said.


  • Play Ohio, 8.25.22 – 25 Sportsbook Apps Coming To Ohio — And 1 That May Miss Jan. 1 Launch
    • Sports betting apps are going to be a huge part of Ohio’s budding sports betting market, and dozens are on their way to the Buckeye State. According to a recent PlayOhio survey, 79% of current Ohio bettors plan to bet online once Ohio sports betting goes live on Jan. 1, 2023.