Industry News of the Day for February 12, 2019

West Virginia:



  • Sports Handle, 2.12.19 – Cup O’ Chowdah And $10 On The Patriots, Please
    • As state legislatures across the country continue to discuss sports betting, a certain group wanting a piece of the pie is getting louder. That’s right, bars and restaurants are looking for a piece of the action.
  • WWLP, 2.11.19 – Fair Play Massachusetts calling for sports betting in bars and restaurants
    • A Chicopee-based group is calling on the state to allow sports betting at bars and restaurants. Fair Play Massachusetts said local bars and restaurants would be missing out on a lot of revenue if the state only makes sports betting legal at casinos.

New York:

  • New York Upstate, 2.12.19 – Poll: New Yorkers evenly split on online sports betting
    • In betting lingo, it’s called a push: New York voters are split right down the middle on whether the state should legalize online betting on sports events, through smartphone apps and computer servers, according to a new Siena College poll.





  • iGaming Business, 2.11.19 – Indiana betting bill progresses but faces further hurdles
    • A complex gambling bill that includes the introduction of sports betting has been approved by Indiana’s Senate Public Policy Committee, but the legislation is likely to face multiple amendments before the end of the US state’s legislative session in April.

New Jersey:

Federal News:

  • US Bets, 2.11.19 – Adelson, Wire Act Come Under The Microscope At U.S. Attorney General Hearing
    • A contentious grilling of Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday in Washington, D.C. included many topics of broad national interest. One of those topics — basically, the question of who employed Whitaker from 2014-’17 — detoured into the narrower world of legal U.S. sports betting expansion, and to the possible involvement of Las Vegas casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson in a recent reinterpretation of The Wire Act by the Department of Justice.
  • PA Online Casino, 2.11.19 – Questions About Adelson’s Involvement In New DOJ Opinion Keep Surfacing
    • Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has joined New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal in telling the US Department of Justice exactly what it can do with its latest opinion on the Wire Act.

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