Industry News of the Day for December 6, 2019

Industry News:

  • SBC Americas, 12.6.19 – NCPG Advisory Board Will Provide Better Advice And New Perspectives (Martin Lycka of GVC has been appointed to the NCPG Advisory Board)
    • The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)­ has announced the personnel line-up that will form its new Advisory Board. The Board aims to provide a mechanism for leaders in the fields of problem gambling and responsible gambling who are actively engaged with NCPG to provide advice and perspectives on matters of significance to its Board of Directors and leadership.




  • The Boston Globe, 12.5.19 – OK’s Suffolk Downs Betting Plan With FanDuel
    • The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday approved a proposal by Suffolk Downs that will allow the daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel to offer wagers on horse races to Massachusetts customers through its mobile apps.

Washington, D.C.:

  • Law360, 12.5.19 – DC Gets Quick Win In No-Bid Sports Betting Contract Row (subscription paywall)
    • A D.C. Superior Court judge has sided with the city’s lawmakers in a suit alleging they illegally granted a gambling contract to the district’s lottery operator without allowing other vendors to bid, saying the city’s council was within its legal authority to create an exemption in its laws to award the contract.




  • WVIK, 12.6.19 – A Good Start For Sports Betting In Iowa
    • On Midwest Week, just a few months after it started, sports betting is beginning to make money for the state of Iowa, even before any major events like the Super Bowl and March Madness.

New York:

  • Legal Sports Report, 12.5.19 – 2020 Vision: NY Sports Betting Still Trying To Phone Home
    • Nineteen states have some form of legal sports betting law. This Legal Sports Report series looks ahead to which states could have legislative action to regulate sports betting in 2020. First up: New York.

Rhode Island:

  • Associated Press, 12.5.19 – Judge: Sports Betting Suit Can Move On Due To Patriots Bet
    • A Rhode Island judge is allowing a lawsuit about the state legalizing and launching sports betting to move forward because the plaintiff lost a bet on the New England Patriots.
  • Providence Journal, 12.5.19 – Judge Allows Suit That Seeks To Stop Sports Gambling In RI To Go Forward
    • Former Providence mayoral candidate Daniel Harrop’s losing bet is paying off in the ongoing legal fight over Rhode Island sports betting. A Superior Court judge Thursday ruled that Harrop has standing to sue the state’s legal sports gambling operation because he lost money on the New England Patriots last year.

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