Industry News of the Day for February 13, 2020

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Bristol Herald Courier, 2.13.20 – Sports Gaming Bills Advance In General Assembly (Dan Walsh quoted as iDEA spokesperson)
    • Sports wagering, like casino gaming, took a large step toward legalization this week as legislation advanced through both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly.

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 2.13.20 – DraftKings Boss Talks SBTech, Innovation, Illinois (subscription paywall)
    • As DraftKings gets set to go public later this year, CEO Jason Robbins has said the deal announced in late 2019 to combat DraftKings and technology company SBTech with a special-purpose acquisition vehicle will give it the power to innovate for the rapidly-expanding U.S. sports-betting market.
  • Gaming Intelligence, 2.13.20 – Kambi Debuts Retail Sportsbook In Mississippi With Ameristar Vicksburg (subscription paywall)
    • Sports betting supplier Kambi has launched its 7th retail sportsbook under its partnership with leading US casino operator Penn National Gaming.
  • Inside Indiana Business, 2.12.20 – New Player Seeks Online Gaming And Sportsbook Access In Indiana
    • Online gambling operator Kindred Group, operating under the Unibet brand, is attempting to gain access to the lucrative Indiana sports betting market.

Industry News:

  • Legal Sports Betting, 2.13.20 – Vermont Is Not The One Place Where Sports Betting Offshore Is Legal
    • At the end of January, this year the Vermont Free Press ran an article that suggested a person located within the Green Mountain State placing a bet offshore might not be doing so illegally. The answer, in short: sports betting offshore is not legal under US law.

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Sports League News:

  • Associated Press, 2.13.20 – Place Your Bet: New NBA All-Star Format Could Attract Action
    • While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year’s new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry.
  • Law360, 2.12.20 – NBA Inks Sports Betting Partnership With PointsBet
    • The NBA announced Wednesday that sportsbook operator PointsBet is now one of several official sports betting partners, a move that further bolsters the NBA’s reputation as a trailblazer in the emerging field of legal sports gambling.


  • The Day, 2.12.20 – Mashantuckets, Mohegans Say They’re Not Pursuing Marijuana
    • Verrengia, co-chairman of the Public Safety and Security Committee, asked Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan officials if their tribes, eager to introduce sports betting online and at their respective casinos, also were interested in getting into the marijuana business, an endeavor the state is considering in connection with the legalization of recreational marijuana.








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