Industry News of the Day for December 20, 2019
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Play Indiana, 12.19.19 – DraftKings Still Top Dog In Indiana Online Betting But FanDuel Gaining Ground
- The Hoosier State online sportsbook of choice for a second consecutive month was DraftKings.
- Insider Sport, 12.20.19 – Sportradar’s Andreas Krannich On The Future Of Identifying Integrity Risks
- As 2019 draws to a close, we spoke to Andreas Krannich, Managing Director at Sportradar Integrity Services about the main technical challenges when it comes to identifying integrity risks and eradicating sporting corruption in 2020.
- Online Poker Report, 12.19.19 – DOJ Extends Grace Period For Wire Act Enforcement To Mid-2020
- Online gambling operators will get six months added to the forbearance period for enforcement of the new Wire Act opinion.
- US Bets, 12.19.19 – There’s Another Wire Act Update From The Feds
- On Wednesday, the Department of Justice reminded the gaming industry that the pesky Wire Act from the year 1961 is still a potential thorn in its side. In a Dec. 18, 2019 memo to U.S. Attorneys and the FBI, Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen announced the extension of the enforcement “grace period” until June 30, 2020.
- Online Poker Report, 12.19.19 – Kentucky Online Poker Bill Ready To Run Again In 2020
- As it was in 2019, Kentucky is an early contender to legalize online gambling in 2020. Rep. Adam Koenig has once again pre-filed legislation aimed at expanding regulated gambling in the Bluegrass State in the new year.
- Legal Sports Report, 12.19.19 – Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Could See Action Fast, But It’s Not Perfect
- Kentucky sports betting will get another chance next year after Rep. Adam Koenig prefiled a bill similar to this year’s attempt.
- Gaming Intelligence, 12.20.19 – Online Poker And Sports Betting Bill Back In Play In Kentucky
- Kentucky Representative Adam Koenig is back with legislation which aims to legalise and regulate sports betting, fantasy contests and online poker.
- Chicago Sun-Times, 12.19.19 – Sports Betting Inches Toward Launch In Illinois
- Sports bettors are one step closer to putting legitimate money down in Illinois as state gambling regulators released applications Thursday for casinos, racetracks and large stadiums that want to open sportsbooks.
- Gambling Compliance, 12.20.19 – First Phase Of Illinois Sports-Betting Rules Leave Key Questions Unanswered (subscription paywall)
- The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) released sports-betting applications and its first phase of regulations Thursday, the first step towards implementing legislation to allow sports wagering in the state.
- Sports Handle, 12.19.19 – Illinois Gaming Board Unveils Applications For Sports Wagering Licenses
- Slowly but surely, there will be sports betting in the Land of Lincoln come 2020. The Illinois Gaming Board took another step forward in its Thursday meeting when it announced the availability of the Phase 1 process of the application.
- Gaming Intelligence, 12.20.19 – Illinois Begins Sports Betting Licensing Process
- The Illinois Gaming Board is accepting sports betting license applications under emergency rules released Thursday.
- The Wall Street Journal, 12.19.19 – Dueling Plans Vie To Put Sports Betting Before California Voters
- Californians will debate separate proposals to legalize sports betting next year as supporters of such plans look to break political gridlock and tap what might be the country’s most profitable market.
- Legal Sports Report, 12.19.19 – For California Sports Betting, The Battle Between Cardrooms And Tribes Looms Large
- A representative of California cardrooms alleges that the proposed sports betting ballot initiative filed by chairs of the state’s leading Native American gaming tribes has a hidden agenda to put competitors out of business.
- Vallejo Times-Herald, 12.19.19 – Bill Dodd To Co-Host Hearing On Proposal To Legalize State Sports Betting
- Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, will convene a joint Senate-Assembly informational hearing on Jan. 8 in Sacramento on a proposal to legalize sports betting in California.
- Colorado Sun, 12.20.19 – Sports Betting Won’t Generate Any Money For Colorado’s Water Needs In First Year, New Analysis Says
- The Colorado Gaming Division only expects sports betting, which begins in Colorado in May, to generate between $1.5 million and $1.7 million in tax revenue in the 2020-21 fiscal year, which begins on July 1.
- Legal Sports Report, 12.19.19 – Some Of The Proposed Tennessee Sports Betting Rules Look Like A Huge Mess
- On Nov. 21, the Tennessee Lottery released its draft sports gambling rules and regulations. The release gave stakeholders and the public until Dec. 23 to issue public comment on the rules, and their impact on sports betting in the Volunteer State.
- Legal Sports Report, 12.19.19 – Iowa Gets A New Sports Betting App: Hard Rock Sportsbook
- There are now five online sports betting operators in Iowa after the Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) launched an online sportsbook with Hard Rock Sioux City.
Sports League News:
- ESPN, 12.20.19 – Source: Cardinals CB Josh Shaw Drops Appeal Of Gambling Suspension
- Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw is no longer appealing his suspension for violating the NFL’s gambling policy, a source confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.