iDEA Growth Member News:
- Bloomberg, 2.3.20 – DraftKings CEO Talks Sports Betting
- DraftKings Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Jason Robins sits down with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Power Players Summit in Miami.
- Associated Press, 2.4.20 – Super Bowl Betting Brings Big Business To Sports Books
- Business was brisk at sports books around the country on Super Bowl Sunday, with customers risking money on everything from the coin toss at the start of the game, to the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach, Kansas City’s Andy Reid, at the end of it.
- Legal Sports Report, 2.3.20 – No Deal Imminent Between FanDuel, Scientific Games Despite Reports
- Multiple reports emerged Monday that US market contender FanDuel will move its online betting and casino products onto Scientific Games technology.
- WAMU, 2.3.20 – Jackpot? New Digital Betting Games Raise Gambling Concerns In DC And Virginia
- Playing games like “Dragon’s Ascent” costs money — but players can also win money. And the game’s maker insists it’s fully a game of skill, while critics worry that the games are essentially “low-rent slot machines.”
- Sports Handle, 2.3.20 – Sources: Maine Veto Override Vote Coming Tuesday
- Multiple sources confirmed to Sports Handle that the Maine Senate on Tuesday will vote to override Governor Janet Mills’ veto of sports betting legislation.
- Concord Monitor, 2.3.20 – $2.31 Million Wagered On Super Bowl Through N.H.’s New Online Sports Betting Program
- New Hampshire’s newly-founded online sports gambling program raked in $2.31 million in bets for the Super Bowl Sunday, building on what lottery officials and Gov. Chris Sununu have called a strong start.
- New Hampshire Union Leader, 2.3.20 – NH Lottery: Sports Fans Bet Big On Super Bowl
- Sports fans wagered more than $2.31 million on the Super Bowl through the New Hampshire Lottery’s mobile and online sports betting app, the lottery said Monday.
- The Middletown Press, 2.4.20 – Lawmakers Hope Four Stuck Issues Break Out In 2020
- State legislators head back to Hartford Wednesday for what they hope will be a productive three months of lawmaking.
- Boston Business Journal, 2.3.20 – Did Mass. Miss The Boat On Gambling? House Leader Weighs In
- Over five years, casinos have sent $525 million into the state coffers, according to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
- PlayUSA, 2.3.20 – PlayUSA’s ‘On The Record:’ Don’t Jinx The Mets Or NY Mobile Sports Betting
- You would think New York, one of the country’s most liberal states, would embrace a new progressive movement like mobile sports betting.
- Mass Live, 2.4.20 – Football Fans Legally Bet $5.5 Million On The Super Bowl In Rhode Island
- Rhode Island will make money on the Super Bowl, unlike last year when football fans flocked to the state’s two casinos and overwhelmingly bet on the victorious New England Patriots.
- Gambling Compliance, 2.4.20 – Maryland Casinos At Odds With Racetracks Over Sports Betting (subscription paywall)
- Maryland casino operators are pushing for sports betting to run exclusively through the state’s six casino licenses, putting them at odds with racetracks and other interests that are lobbying to be included.
- PlayWV, 2.4.20 – WV Sports Betting Welcomes BetMGM & The Return Of Two Sportsbooks
- After five months with just two of the nation’s most popular sports betting apps operating in the Mountain State, online sports betting in West Virginia grew by a third.
- PlayIndiana, 2.3.20 – River Des Plaines Readies To Be One Of Illinois’ First Three Sportsbooks
- Rush Street Gaming will be getting in on the action when sports betting finally rolls out in Illinois.
- Legal Sports Report, 2.3.20 – Show-Me The Best And Worst Of Six Missouri Sports Betting Bills
- If you want a state to show you lots of sports wagering bills, head to the Show-Me State where Missouri sports betting has life.
- ABC 6, 2.3.20 – Ohio Losing Out On Millions As Neighboring States Legalize Sports Betting
- Millions of dollars were bet on the Super Bowl over the weekend. Betting isn’t just legal in Las Vegas anymore though. More than a dozen states legalized it after a landmark US Supreme Court ruling in 2018 allowed all states to allow sports betting.
- WAVE 3, 2.3.20 – Sports Betting Not Illegal In KY, Which Is A Problem, Lawmaker Says
- Republican State Representative Jason Nemes said after doing legal research, he believes sports betting is not illegal in Kentucky. What does that mean as many lawmakers are trying to pass the measure here in the Bluegrass?
- WDRB, 2.3.20 – Lawmakers Believes Sports Betting Is Already Legal In Kentucky
- A Kentucky state lawmaker said, odds are, that betting on sports is already legal in Kentucky.
- LEX18, 2.4.20 – State Representative Says Sports Betting May Be Legal In Kentucky
- Sports betting may not actually be illegal in Kentucky, and one lawmaker says that’s a problem.
- Memphis Commercial Appeal, 2.4.20 – Southland Casino Racing Opened For Sports Betting Ahead Of Super Bowl; How Did Things Go?
- Southland Casino Racing’s sports betting operation experienced a fast start, as its first week saw a flurry of Super Bowl LIV bets.
- FOX 13, 2.3.20 – Southland Casino Racing Scores Big On Super Bowl Sunday
- All bets were on at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis Super Bowl Sunday.
- Philadelphia Business Journal, 2.3.20 – FanDuel And Valley Forge Casino Dominated In 2019, And They’re Just Getting Started (subscription paywall)
- Valley Forge Casino’s 2019 online sports wagering revenue made up more than 50% of the statewide total.