Industry News of the Day for December 4, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:

New Jersey:



  • Yogonet, 12.3.19 – Chicago Still Facing Obstacles To Become The Largest US City With A Casino
    • After lawmakers adjourned their fall veto session without addressing the issue, the city still must convince them to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location. The Illinois Gaming Association worries about oversaturation with the expansion.

Washington, D.C.:

  • Legal Sports Report, 12.3.19 – Jack, Be Nimble: DC Sports Betting Sponsor About To Be Expelled From Council
    • Jack Evans wheeled and dealed his greasy DC sports betting contract through the district’s council against most logic last year.
  • Sports Handle, 12.3.19 – Here’s How To Apply For A D.C. Sports Betting License
    • Washington, D.C.’s Office of Lottery and Gaming on Tuesday morning opened the application process for sports betting licenses. There are four licensing categories listed — operator, management services provider, supplier and occupational — and the fees differ per license, the highest being $500,000 for a Class A license in one of the four professional sports venues approved for sports betting. All licenses will be valid for five years.
  • Gaming Intelligence, 12.4.19 – Washington, DC To Recognize Sports Wagering Licenses In Certain Jurisdictions (subscription paywall)
    • Washington DC’s Office of Lottery and Gaming opened its sports betting licensing process Tuesday, with a fast track procedure for those already licensed in certain other jurisdictions.


New York:

  • NJ Online Gambling, 12.3.19 – New York City-Area Casino Plans: High Stakes But No Clear Path
    • New Jersey has been enjoying an edge on New York regarding legal sports betting for more than a year, with the lack of retail options within 90 miles of Manhattan and with the absence of mobile sports wagering anywhere in the Empire State.


  • TUNF, 12.4.19 – Sports Gambling Space In Oregon Is Off To Good Start
    • Oregon launched its sports mobile gambling platform, the Scoreboard, just a little over a month since. Run by the Lottery Oregon, it seems that it has attracted a lot of interest already and will only grow from where it stands today.

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