Industry News of the Day for August 9, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:


New Hampshire:

  • Online Poker Report, 8.8.19 – New Hampshire Lottery Invites Prospective Sportsbook Operators To Submit Bids
    • The state of New Hampshire on Wednesday took a step toward opening its legal sports betting market when it published a request for proposal for potential vendors. The 71-page document was sent to interested parties as well as posted on the State of New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services’ Bureau of Purchase and Property website under “Current Bidding Opportunities.” Interested vendors have until Aug. 26 to reply.
  • AP, 8.8.19 – NH Lottery Looking For Vendors, Retailers For Sports Betting
    • The New Hampshire Lottery is 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.


  • Legal Sports Report, 8.8.19 – How Mobile Could Start Early Before Iowa Sports Betting Launches
    • Those looking to beat the rush for the upcoming launch of Iowa sports betting might be able to sign up early for mobile accounts. Brian Ohorilko, administrator of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), tells Legal Sports Report that casinos with approved account registration controls could start taking sign-ups early next week. The first such approval was issued Wednesday.

Sports League News:

  • Sports Business Daily, 8.9.19 – Rams Set To Launch Free Gambling-Style Game In Preseason
    • The Rams will be the second NFL team to launch a free-to-play gambling-style game this preseason. The NFL approved plans to have the team roll out “Rams Pick’em” — a free-to-play mobile web game — during their first preseason game this Saturday. The Rams launch comes two days after the Redskins became the first NFL team to venture into predictive gaming last night through a partnership with NBC Sports Washington.