Industry News of the Day for February 20, 2020

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  • SBC Americas, 2.19.20 – AGA Pens Open Letter To Democratic Candidates On Eve Of Big Debate
    • Ahead of this evening’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, AGA President and CEO Bill Miller has penned an open letter to the Democratic presidential candidates, calling attention to the important role the gaming industry plays in the 2020 elections.



  • iGB North America, 2.20.20 – Connecticut To Consider New Sports Wagering Bills
    • Lawmakers in Connecticut are to run the rule over several new bills that would legalise sports betting in the state, though the legislation is dependent on Governor Ned Lamont reaching agreements with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes.
  • Gaming Intelligence, 2.20.20 – Connecticut Revisits Regulated Sports Betting With New Bill (subscription paywall)
    • Connecticut’s Public Safety and Security Commission has introduced legislation to authorize sports betting in the state, subject to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe agreeing amended procedures and compacts with Governor Ned Lamont.

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  • Tulsa World, 2.19.20 – State Budgets Revenue From Tribal Gaming Operations
    • Oklahoma state officials continue to include anticipated revenue from tribal gaming operations in state budgets, despite Gov. Kevin Stitt arguing in federal court that the gaming operations, themselves, are now illegal.
  • Law360, 2.19.20 – Tribes Say Two Others Don’t Belong In Gaming Pact Suit (subscription paywall)
    • A group of Native American tribes urged an Oklahoma federal judge on Tuesday to reject a bid by two other tribes to take part in litigation against Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, saying those two tribes don’t have the kind of conflict with the fovernor that would let them step into the suit over tribal state gaming deals.