Industry News of the Day for February 7, 2019
- Sports Handle, 2.6.19 – Lower Tax Rates, More Mobile In 2019 Crop Of Sports Betting Bills
- Since the turn of the new year, sports betting legislation has been filed in at least 19 states, and in many cases, multiple bills have been filed. According to data collected by Sports Handle, at least 33 bills have been filed from New Hampshire to Hawaii, in states that already have thriving gaming industries and in states that don’t even have a lottery (Hawaii).
- Press of Atlantic City, 2.5.19 – Atlantic City casino employment up 20 percent at end of 2018
- With the addition of two reopened properties, casino employment at the end of 2018 was up more than 20 percent compared to the same time the year before, according to data from state gaming regulators.
- Online Poker Report, 2.6.19 – Kentucky Online Poker? Gambling Expansion Bills Sprout In The Bluegrass State
- Kentucky may not be satisfied with its unofficial title as the horse racing capital of the world. As the 2019 legislative session hits its stride, efforts to expand the state’s gambling industry have appeared from all corners of the statehouse. Bills concerning casino gambling, online poker, and sports betting are filed with the clerk, including a handful of competing proposals for the latter.
- WJHL, 2.5.19 – Struggling coal town betting on casino to bring in new jobs and tourism
- A city built on coal may soon be saved by casino gambling if developers in Jenkins, Kentucky get their way.
- Legal Sports Report, 2.6.19 – Mobile NY Sports Betting Debate Puts Meadowlands Owner In Interesting Position
- Meadowlands Racetrack and Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural lives in an interesting gray area between New Jersey and New York sports betting.
- Sports Handle, 2.6.19 – Mississippi Mobile Sports Betting Delayed Indefinitely After Bills Die In Committee
- A pair of companion bills to authorize mobile sports betting platforms in the state of Mississippi have both died in their respective committees.
- DCist, 2.6.19 – It’s A Safe Bet That D.C. Will Soon Have Sports Betting, Despite Some Concerns
- Only two days after the Super Bowl—one of the most lucrative days for legal and illegal wagering—the D.C. Council took a first step towards ensuring that residents and visitors will be able to legally cast bets on the next big game.
- We Are Iowa, 2.6.19 – Sports betting bill in subcommittee
- Everything is still in its early stages, so what sports betting would look like is still up in the air. What is for sure, is that casinos, the Iowa Lottery and online fantasy sports all have competing ideas and want a piece of the pie.
- WCUR, 2.6.19 – Commentary: Why Legal Sports Betting Won’t Be Good For Kansas City Fans
- There certainly wasn’t much action in last Sunday’s Super Bowl. But that wasn’t the case at casinos in several states, where gambling on sports is legal for the first time thanks to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that you might have missed.
- Daily Herald, 2.6.19 – Des Plaines, already home to a casino, might allow video gambling
- Des Plaines could be the latest suburb to allow video gambling, a potentially risky and “awkward” decision for a city that’s home to Rivers Casino, officials say.
- AP, 2.5.19 – New Jersey, Pennsylvania oppose online gambling shift
- The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New Jersey have registered their objection to a Department of Justice legal opinion that could affect online gambling.
- KYW News, 2.6.19 – NJ, Pa. attorneys general push back against DOJ’s internet gaming rule
- There could be another legal fight that may pit federal authorities against several states over gambling — this time on the web.
Overall Industry News:
- The Street, 2.6.19 – Disney Isn’t Gambling on Sports Betting, But Maybe It Should Be
- The Walt Disney Co. might not be wagering on sports betting now, but the opportunity may prove to be too big to ignore long term.