Industry News of the Day for December 1, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • SBC Americas: Sportradar Awarded Sports Gaming Supplier License In Ohio
    • Sportradar Solutions, a subsidiary of Sportradar, has received a sports gaming supplier license from the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) ahead of the Buckeye State’s sports betting market launch next year. With the new state entry, Sportradar now holds 41 licenses across North America.

Industry News

  • Legal Sports Report: ESPN President: No Sports Betting Deal Imminent
    • An ESPN sports betting partnership deal is not close at this time, its president said Wednesday.  “I do not anticipate any deal is imminent,” Jimmy Pitaro said at the Sports Business Journal Media Innovators conference in New York. “No, I do not.”  Pitaro said he will need to meet with returning CEO Bob Iger, who has come back to his post following the stunning departure of Bob Chapek, to discuss future sports betting plans for the company.
  • PlayCA: Steve Wynn RICO Case Set To Kick Off In Long Beach
    • A civil racketeering case involving casino mogul Steve Wynn will be heard by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California starting next week. This ties in with his decision against registering as a federal agent via the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).


  • PlayFL: What To Watch For In The Florida Sports Betting Oral Arguments
    • In the appeals case regarding a potential Florida sports betting market, the written dust settled on Nov. 14. During oral arguments, we expect to see the two appellants, the Department of the Interior and the Seminole Tribe, make their case against the District Court’s ruling. The Dec. 14 hearing will occur at 9:30 a.m. An audio stream should be available at this link for those interested in listening in.


  • Gaming Today: Bally’s, WynnBet Mobile Sportsbooks Qualify For Licensing In Maryland
    • Bally’s Interactive and WynnBet mobile sportsbooks could soon be up and running in Maryland after receiving preliminary approval from state regulators today. The sportsbooks were green-lighted by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission this morning to proceed through the mobile sports betting licensing process.
  • PlayMaryland: D.C.’s Online Sports Betting Bane Could Be Boon For Maryland
    • Bettors in the District of Columbia are on the whole dissatisfied with the sports betting app that’s available to them. GambetDC, developed by the D.C. Lottery, has proven to be unreliable, causing players to seek alternative options elsewhere. Now that Maryland sportsbook apps are live, D.C. bettors have a brand new betting option.

New York

  • PlayUSA: Broadway Trade Association Opposes Times Square Casino Bid
    • Support of local communities and stakeholders will play a significant role in determining the sites of three downstate New York casinos. One such proposal is suggesting a new Times Square casino. One prominent interest group would rather such a facility never materialize. This interest group is The Broadway League, which is a trade association for the commercial theatre industry.




  • PlayTexas: Survey – Most Texans Support Gambling Expansion, Prefer Casinos
    • A new PlayTexas survey suggests that 65% of Texans would support a ballot measure to expand legal gambling in the state. With California’s failure to pass sports betting legislation through the ballot, major interest groups will turn to Texas as the next battleground for legal gambling.