Industry News of the Day for December 8, 2023

Industry News

  • Action Network: Officials Investigating Suspicious Betting Activity On UNLV Vs New Mexico Football Game
    • Gaming commission officials in multiple states are investigating last month’s UNLV at New Mexico game because of suspicious and/or abnormal betting activity against the Lobos, sources told Action Network. UNLV opened as a 10.5-point favorite against New Mexico. By kickoff six days later, UNLV had ballooned to a 16.5-point favorite. The Rebels scored on their first five possessions and easily won, 56-14.
  • CDC Gaming Reports: U.S. Integrity Partners With Big East Conference For Sports Monitoring
    • U.S. Integrity Thursday announced a partnership with the Big East Conference to provide monitoring software and tools to protect the integrity of competitions and educate student athletes, coaches, and staff about sports wagering. “Protecting the integrity of our competitions and those who participate in them is of utmost importance to the Big East Conference, particularly as the sports wagering landscape nationally continues to accelerate,” said Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman in a statement.
  • Search Engine Land: Google Ads Gambling And Games Policy Updated
    • Google Ads is updating its gambling and games policy U.S. country-specifics. Starting Dec. 12, Google announced it will start accepting and running Ads for sports betting from state-approved entities in Vermont and lottery-couriers (who must provide a state license) in Arkansas, Montana, New Jersey, and New York. You must apply for certification to be eligible to promote these ads.


  • PlayUSA: Georgia Senator Announces Details Of Gambling Expansion Proposal
    • It’s no surprise that members of the Georgia legislature will propose expanding the scope of legal gambling in their state in the coming year. The only unknowns are what those proposals will entail and how many competing proposals will surface. One member of the Georgia Senate shared some details of the sweeping potential amendment to the state’s constitution that he will introduce in 2024. While there’s a risk that the proposal may be too broad, the senator seems open to compromise. In an article by T.A. DaFeo of The Center Square, Georgia Senator Brandon Beach is among legislators who will propose expanding gambling in the state in 2024.


  • PlayIndiana: BetMGM CEO Calls Failed iGaming Efforts In Indiana ‘Disappointing’
    • Much to the chagrin of iGaming advocates, efforts to bring online casinos to Indiana took a big hit this year. Among those disappointed is BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. Recently, Greenblatt expressed frustration at the lack of progress in potential Indiana online casino legislation. During BetMGM’s business update to analysts and investors on Monday, Greenblatt said his company aspired to expand its iGaming reach to other states next year. He specifically mentioned New York, Maryland, and Illinois.

New York

  • PlayNY: NY Sportsbooks Top Themselves In November With Record $2.1 Billion In Handle
    • It happened again. Online sportsbooks in New York put up $2 billion in handle for the second straight month. In fact, NY sportsbooks looked at October numbers and decided to one-up themselves. All told, bettors in the Empire State combined for a record $2.1 billion in bets during the month of November, topping the $2.006 billion reported the previous month. Before October, no state with state-run sports betting exceeded $2 billion. Now, New York has done it twice.

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: NC Regulators Address Sports Facility Naming Rights And Affiliate Marketing
    • The NC Lottery Commission’s Sports Betting Committee revealed a list of proposed changes to the second round of draft sports wagering and parimutuel rules Tuesday. The changes come from staff recommendations and over 150 public comments on Rulemaking Package Two. The NCLC is on an expedited schedule to establish rules and approved regulations that can go into effect as early as Jan. 8 ahead of a full launch of North Carolina online sports betting sometime after the 2024 Super Bowl on Feb. 11.
  • Legal Sports Report: Online NC Sports Betting Rules Close To Being Finalized
    • Online NC sports betting rules are in their final stretch as regulators push toward a launch in spring 2024. The North Carolina State Lottery Commission’s Sports Betting Advisory Committee approved a second set of online NC sports betting rules Wednesday, slightly altering their language. The full commission meets next week and likely will finalize sports betting rules. The committee also learned 11 operators requested applications for the market so far. There was no timeline update on when sports betting in North Carolina might launch.