Industry News of the Day for August 8, 2019

Industry News of the Day for August 8, 2019

Pennsylvania:

  • Penn Bets, 8.7.19 – Stadium Casino Latest To Apply For Pennsylvania Sports Betting Permit
    • So far, the state of Pennsylvania is the big winner from sports betting. With Stadium Casino LLC’s application for a sports wagering certificate from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the state now has reached $110 mm in revenue just off of licensing casino operators for sports wagering.
  • Play Pennsylvania, 8.7.19 – In A Regulated Gaming Market, Complaining Can Be A Good Thing
    • Unlike with the neighborhood bookie, there are government forms for those sorts of allegations when a patron wagers with a state-licensed gaming operation. It’s a commonplace issue in regulated environments, and one of the best reasons to only play on regulated sites.

Connecticut:

  • Online Poker Report, 8.7.19 – MGM Escalates Connecticut Casino Dispute To Federal Court
    • The fight for a stake in the Connecticut casino market has led MGM to a federal courthouse in the nation’s capital. The company filed suit against the US Department of the Interior (DOI) this week, challenging the recently amended compacts between the state and its two tribes.

Indiana:

  • RTV6, 8.7.19 – When Will You Be Able To Bet On Sports In Indiana?
    • We’re less than a month away from when sports betting will be legal in Indiana, but when will it be available? Under the new measure passed by state lawmakers this year, sports wagering will be legal on Sept. 1.

North Carolina:

Tennessee:

  • Sports Handle, 8.7.19 – Four Appointed To Tennessee Sports Betting Council
    • As part of Tennessee’s new sports betting law, the state must set up an nine-member commission to “enforce and supervise compliance with this bill and rules relating to wagering on sporting events in this state.” Last Friday, before he stepped down as Speaker of the House, Republican Glen Casada, who supported the sports betting bill, selected two of the three members he was entitled to by law, while Republican Senate Speaker Randy McNally also appointed two, according to the Associated Press.
  • AP, 8.6.19 – Embattled Ex-Speaker Named Members To Sports Betting Council
    • Former House Speaker Glen Casada’s final moments as an embattled legislative leader were spent appointing members to Tennessee’s high-profile sports betting council.

New Hampshire:

  • AP, 8.8.19 – Lottery Looking For Vendors, Retailers For Sports Betting
    • The New Hampshire Lottery’s looking for proposals from potential online vendors and retailers to offer sports betting after the state legalized it last month. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a measure that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games involving New Hampshire schools.

Iowa:

  • Reading Eagle, 8.7.19 – Penn National To Launch Sports Betting At Iowa Casino
    • Penn National Gaming Inc announced Wednesday that Ameristar Casino Council Bluffs in Iowa is scheduled to begin offering sports betting on Aug. 15th. “Iowa is poised to become the first midwestern state to offer sports wagering since the federal ban was repealed last year,” said Penn National CEO Timothy J. Wilmott in a statement.

Arizona:

  • AZ Central, 8.7.19 – Sports Betting Could Come To Arizona In 2021, According To Projection
    • A year has passed since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize it if they wish. When could we see it legalized in Arizona? The Action Network’s Darren Rovell recently projected the sports betting landscape for each state and projects Arizona to have sports betting in 2021.

Sports League News:

  • Fox Business, 8.7.19 – NFL’s Washington Redskins Unveil Gambling-Focused Preseason Telecast, Making History
    • The Washington Redskins will unveil the NFL’s first gambling-themed telecast this preseason, offering prizes to fans who correctly predict in-game developments in real-time. The Redskins will run the “predictive gaming” contests for each of the team’s four preseason games on NBC Sports Washington Plus in a separate telecast from the main broadcast feed.
  • AP, 8.6.19 – Redskins To Offer Gambling-Focused Preseason Telecast
    • The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games, offering cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during the preseason.
  • NCAA, 8.7.19 – Board Of Governors Reaffirms Sports Wagering Rules, Discusses Player Availability Reporting
    • The NCAA Board of Governors has reaffirmed its support of current NCAA rules prohibiting student-athletes and university administrators from wagering on sports or providing information to others who are associated with sports wagering. It also determined that player availability reporting is not a viable option at this time.