Industry News of the Day for February 18, 2020
- Gambling Compliance, 2.18.20 – When It Comes To Gambling, Different Strokes For Different Governors (subscription paywall)
- From Hawaii to Rhode Island, governors approach gambling from a provincial perspective and the result is a potpourri of regulations reflecting the culture of various states but also creating a complicated landscape for the gambling industry to navigate.
- Legal Sports Report, 2.18.20 – Why Can’t Americans Bet Legally On The US Presidential Election?
- If you have been exposed to any sort of media recently, you know there is a presidential election coming up.
- Legal Sports Report, 2.17.20 – BetMGM Began With ‘Slow Start’ In NJ Sports Betting, Now In ‘Much Better Place’
- Roar Digital, the MGM Resorts-GVC joint venture that powers BetMGM, is better off now than it was at launch in 2018, MGM COO Bill Hornbuckle said last week.
- The Hartford Courant, 2.18.20 – Lamont, Get The Data Before Expanding Gambling In Connecticut
- Ned Lamont should take a cue from the professional gamblers: Don’t get in the game before you know the odds.
- Press Box, 2.18.20 – The Future Of Sports Betting In Maryland
- As Maryland state senator Craig Zucker was walking to a late January committee hearing regarding his bill that would legalize sports gambling in the state, someone asked him about the chances for such legislation passing.
- WREX, 2.17.20 – Sports Betting In Illinois To Be Ready For Wagers By March Madness
- The long wait for sports bettors in the state of Illinois will soon be over as sports betting will be live in time for one of the busiest betting events of the year. March Madness.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal, 2.17.20 – Senate Committee Rolls Dice On Bill Legalizing Sports Gambling
- Days of laborious debate by a Senate committee culminated Monday with passage of a sports gambling bill that illustrated the challenge of developing consensus on legislation to bring legal betting to Kansas.
- KSN, 2.17.20 – Sports Wagering In Kansas Bill Takes Another Step Forward
- The state of Kansas is one small step closer to legalizing sports wagering and gambling.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2.17.20 – Georgia Legislators Return This Week With Budget Cuts On Their Plate
- Georgia lawmakers have spent the first month of the 2020 session raising concerns about Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to pare state spending.
- Sports Handle, 2.17.20 – Is Mississippi Heading Toward Adding Mobile Sports Betting?
- Mississippi was the third state in which operators launched legal sportsbooks in brick-and-mortar form after the May 2018 fall of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.
- Gambling Compliance, 2.18.20 – Tribes Claim Oklahoma Governor Renewed Gaming Compacts (subscription paywall)
- Oklahoma Republican Governor Kevin Stitt triggered the automatic renewal of the state’s tribal gaming compacts in December at the same time he was publicly stating the 15-year agreements were about to expire, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes said in a federal court document filed late Friday.
- iGB North America, 2.18.20 – Alaska Governor Proposes New Commission To Diversify Gambling
- Alaska’s Governor Mike Dunleavy has introduced legislation to establish a new state lottery corporation, with the aim of expanding legal gambling options across the state.