Industry News of the Day for December 4, 2019
iDEA Growth Member News:
- US Bets, 12.3.19 – After Fast Start In The U.S., How Far Can Kambi Go?
- As legalized sports betting proliferates across the U.S. landscape, a European-based company the public will rarely if ever hear about is originating the odds for many of those first legal bets.
- EGR, 12.3.19 – DraftKings On Winning The NH Betting Tender And Operating Exclusively In The State (subscription paywall)
- DraftKings last week won the exclusive tender to provide mobile and retail betting in New Hampshire, as part of a deal with the state lottery.
- Gambling Compliance, 12.4.19 – New Jersey Regulators Fine Five Companies For Sports Betting, Online Gaming Violations (subscription paywall)
- Five companies were fined for a combined eight violations in New Jersey in November, the most active month of enforcement in New Jersey in the last two years, according to Gambling Compliance research.
- Gambling Compliance, 12.4.19 – Michigan Senate Committee Begins Sports Betting And Online Gaming Talks (subscription paywall)
- A Michigan Senate committee heard a package of gambling bills for the first time Tuesday, as the sponsor of the package says he still hopes the bills can pass before the end of 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Kansas City Star, 12.3.19 – Will Missouri Finally Allow Sports Gambling And Rein In Video Terminals In 2020?
- The roadmap that could lead to more gambling in Missouri is now on the table.
- 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.
Sports League News:
- ESPN, 12.4.19 – How The Blues’ Predictive Gaming App Reveals The Future Of NHL Gambling
- During the Stanley Cup Playoffs last spring, the Blues became the first NHL team to create a free predictive gaming platform for their fans called “Enter The Zone.”
- ESPN, 12.3.19 – Source: Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Shaw Appeals Suspension For Gambling
- Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw has appealed his suspension for violating the NFL gambling policy, a source familiar with the matter told ESPN on Tuesday.