Industry News of the Day for December 31, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Legal Sports Report, 12.31.19 – The Week In Sports Betting: DraftKings Going Public With SBTech
    • Plenty of people have taken time off to enjoy the holidays but it hasn’t affected the flow of sports betting news. Let’s recap some of the top stories from last week.
  • PlayUSA, 12.30.19 – PlayUSA Rewind: DraftKing, Nevada’s Record, A New Tribal Sports Betting Bill
    • We have hit the homestretch of 2019. A new year awaits. For some, however, simply putting 2019 in the rearview is not enough; they want to go out with a bang.
  • Associated Press, 12.30.19 – New Hampshire Becomes Latest State To Offer Sports Betting (DraftKings)
    • New Hampshire became the second New England state to offer sports betting on Monday, with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu placing the first bet on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl.
  • Sports Handle, 12.30.19 – DraftKings Goes Live In New Hampshire
    • New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu got his wish with just two days left in 2019. After months of expressing his desire to bet on the New England Patriots, he did just that, placing the ceremonial first legal sports bet in New Hampshire on Monday when DraftKings Sportsbook went live with its mobile sportsbook.
  • SBC Americas, 12.30.19 – DraftKings’ Jason Robins Seeking To Grow Revenue To $540M In 2020
    • Following DraftKings’ acquisition of SBTech, the newly formed company now becomes the only US-based vertically integrated sports betting and online gaming firm, comprising operating, sports betting technology and some serious financial muscle via Diamond Eagle’s involvement.

Industry News:

  • PlayPennsylvania, 12.30.19 – West Virginia Looks To Pennsylvania For Online Casino Advice
    • Pennsylvania’s approach to online casino gambling is something of a template for officials in West Virginia. Members of the West Virginia Lottery, which oversees all gambling in the state, recently met with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) officials to compare notes.

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Sports League News:

  • Sports Illustrated, 12.30.19 – Five Sports Business Predictions For The 2020s
    • From college athletes being compensated more like their professional counterparts to challenges to leagues’ traditional revenue streams, expect plenty of off-the-field changes across the sports world.
  • ESPN, 12.30.19 – Sportsbooks On Pace For Best Football Season Ever
    • The betting public doesn’t exactly have a stellar track record, but the 2019 football season will go down as one of its worst.