Industry News of the Day for December 16, 2019
iDEA Growth in the News:
- Sports Handle, 12.13.19 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: MI Sends Sports Betting To Governor (iDEA Growth mentioned)
- Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of sports at large.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Seton Hall Law School, 12.16.19 – Gambling Compliance And Integrity Bootcamp (GVC Holdings)
- Join gaming industry professionals, compliance officers, in-house and outside legal counsel, legal academics, regulatory specialists, ethics and integrity officers, auditors, and consultants for interactive learning, panel discussions, and engaging group case studies from March 9-11, 2020.
- Online Poker Report, 12.13.19 – WSOP 2020 Dates Announced: What To Expect Online (888, PokerStars)
- The World Series of Poker (WSOP) this week confirmed the dates for its 2020 festival in Las Vegas next summer.
- Business Insider, 12.16.19 – 3 Ways Media Companies Are Trying To Cash In On Legal Sports Betting
- Sports media companies plunged into the burgeoning market for sports betting in 2019, as the gaming category became legal in more US states.
- Gambling Insider, 12.13.19 – The Human Touch
- Tim Poole celebrates the human element online sports betting will always be able to provide, which is good news for the industry and the millions in its employ around the world.
- Online Poker Report, 12.13.19 – New Jersey Online Casinos Blast Toward $50-Million Milestone In November
- NJ online casinos and poker sites won a combined $49.1 million, posting a new record for the fifth consecutive month. NJ online sportsbooks added another $32.9 million to bring the total revenue past $80 million across all verticals.
- Legal Sports Report, 12.13.19 – The Philadelphia Stadium District Will Get A FanDuel Sportsbook Thanks To New Deal
- FanDuel Sportsbook will get major exposure to the Philadelphia sports community with a new casino partner in the Stadium District.
- Play Pennsylvania, 12.13.19 – FanDuel Nabs A New PA Sports Betting Partner With Cordish Deal
- The Maryland-based Cordish Companies. went big this week, teaming with FanDuel Group to bring sports betting to its Live! Casino & Hotel properties around the country.
- SBC Americas, 12.13.19 – Michigan Almost Within Touching Distance Of Legal Sports Wagering
- Subject to a signature from Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan should soon be able to allow legalized sports betting at the state’s trio of commercial casinos and 23 tribal gaming venues.
- WKAR, 12.13.19 – Legalized Sports Betting Is Coming To Michigan, Max Bichsel Of “Gambling.Com” Breaks It Down
- Michigan’s Legislature voted Wednesday to legalize sports betting and internet gambling. The federal ban was lifted by the Supreme Court in 2018.
- Gaming Intelligence, 12.16.19 – Florida Sports Betting Bills Secure Committee Referral
- The Florida Senate considered three bills to legalise and regulate sports betting that were introduced by Republican senator Jeff Brandes in November.
- Gambling Compliance, 12.16.19 – Oklahoma Governor Says Compact Standoff Opening Door For Commercial Gaming (subscription paywall)
- In an effort to get tribes to the negotiating table, Governor Kevin Stitt said there is the possibility for expanded commercial gaming in Oklahoma should a stalemate with tribal leaders over the current gambling compact continue into next year.
- Play Indiana, 12.14.19 – Caesars Southern Indiana Opens Doors To Casino & Sportsbook On Dry Land
- As of Friday, Dec. 13, Indianans can enjoy the fruits of a 2015 law. The Caesars Southern Indiana sportsbook is the result of the state allowing its riverboat casinos to move inland.
- South Bend Tribune, 12.14.19 – Sports Wagering Continues To Grow In Popularity In Indiana
- Interest in sports wagering continues to surge in Indiana, three months after sports bets were legalized at Hoosier State casinos, off-track betting facilities and on mobile devices.
- Gambling Compliance, 12.16.19 – Facing $6bn Deficit, Lawmakers May Accelerate New York City Casinos (subscription paywall)
- A looming state budget crisis could put into play the largest U.S. market without Las-Vegas-style casino-resorts: New York City.
- New York Post, 12.13.19 – New York Getting A Specialized Gambling Show
- The future of sports TV is expected to involve a lot of gambling. Now, Fox 5 New York is dipping its toe into the betting programming scene.
- Sport Business, 12.14.19 – Fox Sports Betting Show ‘Lock It In’ Pilots New York Area Special Edition
- Fox Sports 1’s nationally-televised sports betting show Lock It In piloted a special regional edition in the New York area over the weekend.
- WKBW, 12.13.19 – Sports Betting In Buffalo Now A Reality
- The Seneca Buffalo Creek Sports Lounge held its first sports betting ceremony Friday morning, now that it’s legal in New York State.
- Gaming Intelligence, 12.16.19 – Iowa Sports Betting Market Grows To $59.3m In November
- Licensed sportsbooks in Iowa collected total sports betting wagers of $59.3m during the month of November, more than half of which was generated online.
- Quad-City Times, 12.13.19 – Sports Betting Boosting Iowa’s Overall Gambling
- Iowans traveling to state-licensed casinos to bet on sports or establish online accounts apparently also are trying their hand at table games and slot machines while there.
- The State Journal, 12.13.19 – Should Kentucky Legalize Online Betting?
- Online betting and the entire gambling industry has been one of the most controversial sectors around the globe. Many countries and states have been debating around legalizing or not legalizing betting in their country. One such state is Kentucky.
Sports League News:
- Sports Illustrated, 12.13.19 – Josh Shaw And The NFL’s Complicated Relationship With Gambling
- Josh Shaw’s lengthy suspension for being caught placing a bet against the Cardinals—his team!—shows how even though the landscape of sports gambling is changing, the NFL isn’t bending on its stance of not allowing players to bet.