Industry News of the Day for December 18, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Play Pennsylvania, 12.17.19 – The First Month Of PA Online Poker Starts Strong With $2M Take (PokerStars)
    • The one-year anniversary of Pennsylvania sports betting and its more than $1 billion in wagers may be occupying the headlines today. PokerStars Pennsylvania deserves some time in the spotlight too though after a stellar opening month.
  • Play Pennsylvania, 12.17.19 – Launch Of Unibet And PokerStars Spark %55 Jump In Online Casino Revenue
    • With the addition of two new online casinos growing the Pennsylvania market by 66%, revenue accordingly spiked in November for the collection of five sites. The numbers jumped 55% month over month with the addition of the new competition.

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Federal News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 12.18.19 – U.S. Senator Working On Sports-Betting Bill To Protect Amateur Athletes
    • Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is working on a sports-betting bill that would establish a non-federal agency to protect amateur athletes from being exploited by gamblers, according to a prominent sports management consultant.



  • The Detroit News, 12.17.19 – Editorial: Michigan’s Online Gaming Bet Poses Some Risks
    • Michigan lawmakers last week passed a bipartisan nine-bill package that would legalize sports betting and online gambling. We think citizens have the right to indulge their vices, but the state should be prepared to react to unintended consequences.