Industry News of the Day for August 9, 2019
iDEA Growth Member News:
- SBC News, 8.9.19 – Martin Lycka: Supreme Court’s (Sports Betting) Punt Return And Beyond (GVC Holdings)
- In the second of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the current activity around sports betting in the US and tracks how the industry has arrived there and where it should go next.
- Online Gambling, 8.7.19 – F1 Partners With Sportradar To Create In-Play Live Race Betting Offering
- Formula 1 has announced that it will partner with Sportradar to create a live odds platform that will allow for comprehensive in-race betting on F1 races around the world.
- Nashville Tennessean, 8.9.19 – With Online Sports Gambling Legalized In Tennessee, Don’t Expect To Be Placing Bets Any Time Soon
- Online sports gambling has been legal in the state since the Tennessee Sports Gaming Act was enacted on July 1. But don’t expect to place bets any time soon. The bill, which allows residents to participate in sports gambling online, became law after passing the state Senate and House. It took effect without Gov. Bill Lee’s signature.
- Chattanooga Times Free Press, 8.8.19 – Tennessee’s Online Sports Betting Program Likely Won’t Be In Place For Football Season’s Start
- The odds are increasing that Tennessee’s new sports gambling program won’t be up and going until late fall. Only four people have so far been appointed to the nine-person sports wagering advisory council, which is tasked with making recommendations to the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation and its governing board on implementing the online wagering program.
- 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.