Industry News of the Day for December 17, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 12.15.19 – Betting On Sports Fuels N.J. Gambling (iDEA Growth mentioned; reposted from Bloomberg)
    • The introduction of sports betting in New Jersey last year has lit a fire under the state’s gambling businesses.

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Overall Industry News:

  • Betting News, 12.16.19 – Canada Reacts To U.S. Sports Betting Legalization
    • With all the talk around the repeal of PASPA and the legalization of sports betting in the United States, the neighbor to the north has now started to make some news of their own regarding the gambling landscape.

New Jersey:



  • Gambling Compliance, 12.17.19 – Michigan Sports-Betting Bill Outlines ‘Commercially Reasonable’ Official Data Factors (subscription paywall)
    • Pending a governor’s signature, Michigan will be the third state to require operators to use official league data to settle in-play wagers, but also became the first to set parameters in legislation as to how regulators can determine if data is being offered at “commercially reasonable terms.”
  • Sports Handle, 12.16.19 – Brick And Mortar Sportsbooks Are Indeed Coming To Michigan
    • When the Michigan Senate last week sent a package of iGaming bills to Governor Gretchen Whitmer for signature, nothing in the language itself explicitly legalized sports betting at brick-and-mortar sportsbooks.



  • The National Law Review, 12.16.19 – The SEC Lays Down A Bet In A Nevada Court
    • The college football bowl season is upon us, NFL teams are jockeying for playoff seeding, and with the college basketball season underway fans of that game are looking longingly towards March for how their brackets may look for the 2020 tournament.


  • US Bets, 12.16.19 – Illinois Sports Lottery Yet To Find Any Takers
    • Tucked in near the middle of Illinois Senate Bill 690, an 816-page measure that legalized sports betting in the state this summer, is a six-page section devoted to creation of a pilot program that could bring a sports lottery to the Land of Lincoln.



West Virginia:

  • Play WV, 12.16.19 – WV Sports Betting: WVU Football Is Over, Now What?
    • Sports betting in West Virginia came back online in late August, just in time for the 2019 college football season. It was perfect timing for a state that rallies behind WVU football.