Industry News of the Day for February 22, 2023
- CDC Reports: The United States Igaming Revenue Report – January 2023
- An overview of igaming revenue in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, and Delaware, the six states where online gambling is legal in the U.S. Total igaming revenue for January 2022 in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, West Virginia, and Delaware added up to $476 million, a major increase of 17.2% over January 2022’s total of $394 million.
- Sports Handle: Betting Industry Unites Against Congressman Who Wants To Ban Their Ads
- It’s not very often that sports betting stakeholders universally find themselves all-in on the same issue, but that’s the case a week after U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko of New York filed a bill he calls the Betting on Our Future Act. The legislation would prohibit any sports betting advertising and marketing on television, radio, and the internet, and it has galvanized stakeholders focused on one thing: keeping the federal government out of their business.
- PlayIndiana: Indiana Online Casino Bill Dies In Committee Without Receiving A Hearing
- Indiana’s efforts to legalize online casinos fell short once again in 2023. The House Public Policy Committee didn’t even grant the state’s casino bill a hearing. Today was the House Committee Report Deadline, the last possible day for the internet casino bill to receive the thumbs up from the committee. Clearing the group was the first major step for HB 1536, but the bill never managed to pick up any steam.
- PlayMichigan: Michigan Online Casinos Bring In $153.7 Million In January, Setting Fourth Straight Monthly Record
- It was yet another record month of online casino revenue in Michigan, with $153.7 million in January. This marks the fourth consecutive record month for Michigan. It’s also a 0.6% bump up from December’s previous record of $152.8 million. Showing the continued growth of the industry, the January 2023 numbers are a 26.8% growth from the previous January’s $121.2 million
- PlayUSA: Pro Sports Teams Support Tribal Exclusivity For Minnesota Sports Betting
- Minnesota pro sports teams offered support for new legislation giving tribes exclusivity over Minnesota sports betting. Rep. Zack Stephenson and Sen. Matt Klein introduced the legislation in a press conference Tuesday. Stephenson’s HF2000 and Klein’s SF1949 represent the first time Minnesota chambers have introduced companion language on Minnesota sports betting.
- NJ Gambling Sites: New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Rose 25% With Multi-State Play
- The proof is in: Multi-state online poker play piques interest in the game. On Jan. 1, PokerStars united its Michigan and New Jersey player pools. New Jersey online poker revenue increased 24.76% in January 2023 vs. December 2022. Yesterday, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) announced January’s online casino and poker revenue.
- PlayNJ: NJ’s New Online Gambling Policy Will Become Industry Standard, Experts Say
- Responsible gambling and regulatory experts are lauding a new online gambling policy in New Jersey, which, if effective, might become an industry standard as a way to curb potentially harmful digital behaviors. The NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement now requires online casino and sportsbook operators to monitor user data for specific activities that may be “indicative of a gambling disorder,” according to a press release.
- NCSharp: North Carolina Online Sports Betting Bill Could Be Filed This Week
- Eight months after it fell short by one vote in the state House, North Carolina online sports betting is likely to take a major step toward legalization this week. North Carolina Rep. Jason Saine, who has been at the forefront of state politicians’ efforts to pass an online sports betting bill, told the Raleigh News & Observer last week that he expects a bill to be filed in the NC General Assembly in short order.
- PlayOhio: Ohio Takes $850,000 In Bets At Sports Betting Kiosks In January
- Ohio’s sports betting kiosk market got off to a slow start but still managed to take in an impressive $850,000 in bets in January. The Ohio sports betting market kicked off on Jan. 1. The betting kiosks were gradually disbursed and activated at Ohio bars, restaurants and other businesses throughout the month due to delays caused by technological issues