Industry News of the Day for February 4, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Phoenix Business Journal (subscription paywall), 2.2.19 – Are you the gambling type? Sports betting bill in works at Arizona Legislature (J. Ifrah mentioned as iDEA founder)
    • A bill introduced at the Arizona State Capitol would allow sports betting at tribal casinos across the state, but also inside bars, clubs and a number of other businesses, including horse tracks and professional sports stadiums.

Industry News:

New Jersey:


New York:



  • KARE 11, 2.3.19 – Weighing the odds on sports betting
    • As the push for legalized sports betting begins anew in Minnesota, backers concede there’s a lot to ground to cover because it’s one of the most complicated forms of gambling.
  • KARE 11, 2.3.19 – The future of sports betting in Minnesota
    • Some state lawmakers are renewing a push to legalize sports betting in Minnesota. John Croman is here to talk about the odds.




South Dakota:

North Dakota:

  • INFORUM, 2.2.19 – Could sports betting be coming to North Dakota?
    • North Dakota legislators, including two state representatives and a senator from Fargo, are pushing for the state to legalize sports betting and have introduced two bills in the state legislature to allow it.

West Virginia:





  • CBS 21 News, 2.3.19 – Fans have chance for first year of legal sports betting
    • 2019 is the first year ever for “legal” super bowl betting in Pennsylvania. CBS 21 Sports Director Joel D Smith went out to Hollywood Casino to get you ready for the big day — and he knows which team bettors are pulling for.


  • Legal Sports Report, 2.1.19 – Nevada Sports Betting Crushes Records With $5 Billion Year
    • Other states might challenge Nevada sports betting for supremacy in future years, but the Silver State still reigns. Nevada wrapped up 2018 with another huge month, helping the total handle for the year over $5 billion. Sportsbooks also held a record-setting amount over those 12 months — more than $300 million.
  •, 2.3.19 – Nevada Sportsbooks Set Records with $5B in Handle, $301M in Winnings in 2018
    • While the spread of legalized sports betting across the United States made have created a lot more competition for Nevada sportsbooks, it certainly didn’t stop gamblers from placing their bets in the Silver State.


Sports League News:

  • No news to report.

Federal News:

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • No news to report.

Overall Industry News:

  • ESPN, 2.3.19 – Biggest Super Bowl LIII bets
    • In the American sports betting world, nothing is bigger than the Super Bowl. Leading up to the Feb. 3 kickoff between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, more money will be bet on Super Bowl LIII than any other single game in American sports.