Industry News of the Day for February 3, 2020

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  • Sports Handle, 1.31.20 – Sports Betting Showdown In Washington State: Tribes Vs. Commercial Interests
    • Karen Keiser, Chair of the Washington State Senate’s Labor and Commerce Committee graciously referred to Thursday’s hearing on legal sports betting as “robust.” She would have been just as right to say the battle lines have been drawn.
  • MyNorthwest, 1.31.20 – Should Washington State Allow Sports Betting?
    • The Washington state Legislature takes up two measures this week that would potentially legalize sports gambling, and would allow sports betting at tribal casinos in the state.
  • KIRO Radio, 2.1.20 – It’s Time For Washington To Legalize Sports Gambling
    • The Super Bowl is this Sunday, and it is estimated that $400 million will be legally gambled on the game in the United States. And the state of Washington will not see one penny of any of that sports gambling money.


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New Jersey:

  • NJBIZ, 1.31.20 – NJ Sportsbooks Gear Up For Super Bowl LIV
    • Sportsbooks across the nation expect about 26 million people to place bets on Super Bowl LIV, in which the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Miami.

New York:



Rhode Island:

  • iGaming Business, 2.3.20 – RI Sports Betting Revenue Reaches $12M In First Half
    • The Rhode Island Lottery has reported sports betting revenue of $12m for the first half of the state’s 2020 financial year.
  • WPRI, 1.31.20 – All Eyes On Glitchy RI Sports-Betting App Heading Into Super Bowl Weekend
    • Heading into the busiest sports betting weekend of the year, Rhode Island’s technology partner IGT continues to field thousands of calls from customers having trouble with the mobile sports-betting app, RI Sports Book.

Washington, D.C.:


  • The Bristol Herald Courier, 2.1.20 – Virginia Lawmakers Have 20-Plus Gaming Bills To Consider
    • This Thursday marks the midway point of this year’s 60-day General Assembly session, but more than 20 gaming bills have yet to make it onto the House or Senate floor for discussion or debate.

West Virginia:







  • Online Poker Report, 1.31.20 – Kentucky Interest Group Warns Of Hurdles Ahead For Online Gambling Bill
    • It’s been two weeks since a Kentucky online gambling bill passed the Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee (LOARC) with unanimous support. It’s now in the hands of the House Rules Committee, whose job is to decide when it’s ready for a full vote.



  • WLRN, 2.3.20 – Sports Betting In The Sunshine Economy
    • After playing in Miami this year, it is a long shot that Florida will have legal sports gambling by the time the game kicks off in Tampa in 2021.  However, supporters are sharpening their arguments, hoping to push the line to make it legal to bet on sports.