Industry News of the Day for February 1, 2019

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  • Legal Sports Report, 1.31.19 – Oregon Sports Betting Could Be Live By NFL Season, State Lottery Says
    • It’s never too early to look ahead to the 2019 football season. For Oregon, that has never been more true. In a Thursday email to Legal Sports Report, Oregon Lottery spokesman Matthew Shelby confirmed that the state might have sports betting this year.


  • Sports Handle, 1.31.19 – Missouri’s Hoskins On Legal Sports Betting: ‘Nothing Is Off The Table’
    • Missouri Senator Denny Hoskins (R-District 89) has a sense of humor. When asked on Thursday how the hearing for his SB 44 before the Senate Small Business and Industry Committee went, he replied, “I think it went as well as can be expected, as in nobody is really, really happy and they’re just going to have to decide what they can live with an what they can’t.”


  • ESPN, 1.31.19 – Record $5 billion in bets at Nevada sportsbooks in 2018
    • For now, Las Vegas remains the American sports betting epicenter. A record $5 billion was bet at Nevada sportsbooks in 2018, the first year with legal bookmakers operating in several states around the U.S.


  • Play Pennsylvania, 1.30.19 – FanDuel Will Make It To Valley Forge In Time For March Madness
    • Valley Forge Casino Resort is going through property-wide enhancements, and one of the biggest additions is a FanDuel-branded sportsbook. The casino hopes for a mid-March opening of for the new facility. The target date lines up perfectly with the start of the NCAA Tournament, which is one of the busiest periods on the sports betting calendar.

New Jersey:


  • WHSV, 1.31.19 – Virginia sports betting bills advance
    • The odds of Virginia legalizing professional sports betting are improving as bills to authorize sports gambling are advancing in the Virginia General Assembly. However, legalizing online sports betting may need a little push from companies that wish to bring their business to the commonwealth.


  •, 1.31.19 – Montana lawmakers considering legalized sports betting
    • Sunday is the biggest day of the year for advertisers, grocery stores, and sports gamblers. Last year, $158 million were wagered in Nevada on the Super Bowl, an all-time record. But that number will be dwarfed this year because of a Supreme Court ruling last May that has brought betting into the mainstream more than ever before.

Rhode Island:

  • Providence Journal, 1.31.19 – Mobile sports wagering in R.I. is on fast track
    • Gamblers may not have to wait until this summer to place sports bets from their phones in Rhode Island. With sports wagering revenue lagging budget targets this winter, General Assembly leaders are fast-tracking legislation to legalize mobile wagering within state borders.

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