Industry News of the Day for February 25, 2019

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  • Sports Handle, 2.22.19 – Connecticut Sets First Sports Betting Hearing
    • When Connecticut lawmakers held one of the first public hearings on sports betting in the nation in 2018, there were plenty of fireworks. Among the highlights was this gem from Joe Verrengia (D-District 20), the chairman of the Public Safety and Security Committee: “What I’m not for is legislation that in some way, shape or form would line the pockets of MLB, NBA or any other major sports owners.”
  • The Day, 2.24.19 – Casino, sports betting bills scheduled for hearing Tuesday
    • In his budget address last week, Gov. Ned Lamont mentioned the state’s need to “enact new sources of revenues, such as sports betting and internet wagering.”

New Hampshire:





  • WKZO AM/FM, 2.22.19 – Iden continues to push for online gambling
    • Oshtemo House Representative Brandt Iden says he worked for two years to get online gambling bills passed in the last session, building coalitions, educating lawmakers and refining the legislation until it finally passed in Lame Duck.


  • Joplin Globe, 2.22.19 – Missouri explores legalizing sports betting
    • After the U.S. Supreme Court last year struck down a federal law that disallowed sports betting in most of the country, multiple bills that would legalize gambling on sports have been filed in the Missouri Legislature.


  • Boston Herald, 2.25.19 – Sports’ great gamble: Betting is big business
    • In this moment of calm between Super Bowl squares and March Madness brackets, take a peak behind the curtain of the fledgling legalized US sports betting industry.


  • The Journal Gazette, 2.24.19 – Casino bill rolls on, minus city
    • There is movement afoot in the Indiana gaming industry as lawmakers consider the most significant gambling bill since it was legalized 25 years ago. But Fort Wayne is not part of the discussion.



  • Phoenix Business Journal, 2.23.19 – Betting on sports teams in Arizona faces resistance from some tribes
    • Nearly a month after a sports wagering bill was introduced in the Arizona Legislature, it has bogged down. The bill’s author says three tribes were against the bill, which would allow sports gambling on Native American land through electronic kiosks and certain establishments that serve liquor.
  • AZ Big Media, 2.22.19 – Sports betting still on hold in Arizona
    • Ten months after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared a path for states to allow gambling on sporting events, a movement is underway to allow Arizonans to wager on their favorite teams.


  • Legal Sports Report, 2.22.19 – Iowa Sports Betting Legislation Moving Swiftly Through Statehouse
    • Mirroring Iowa sports betting bills are quickly advancing in the state legislature. On Thursday, Senate Study Bill 1168 passed the Senate State Government Committee on an 8-6 vote.
  • KIWA Radio, 2.24.19 – Sports Betting Bills Ready For Committee Action In Iowa House & Senate
    • The Iowa House and Senate are considering two similar plans to legalize sports betting after hearing from several competing interests that want a stake in the potential new industry. Both would allow casinos to host in-person and mobile sports betting.
  • Northwest Iowa Review, 2.23.19 – Iowa trying to bet big
    • Iowa may soon be betting on sports gambling, legally that is. Of course, it already is. While the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Kim Reynolds discuss, debate and prepare to divide the spoils of sports betting in the state, the reality is, it’s already here. Like Americans in all 50 states, we bet on sporting events all the time.
  • CBS 2, 2.2.19 – Casinos would get power over sports betting in new proposal
    • Iowa’s 19 casinos are the winner in new legislation aimed at bringing sports gambling to Iowa.

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