Industry News of the Day for February 7, 2020

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  • Mass Live, 2.6.20 – Legalized Sports Betting May Be On The Horizon In Massachusetts
    • More than a year and a half after the Supreme Court gave states the green light to take legal bets on sports, the legislative committee that’s been studying the issue and considering the possibility of bringing it to Massachusetts looks to be approaching the end of its process.

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  • Gambling.Com, 2.6.20 – Virginia Sports Betting And Casino Bills Eye Finish Line
    • Sweeping bills to permit legal sports betting and casino gaming for the first time in Virginia history are closer than ever after lawmakers advanced measures to do both with lopsided support during committee votes this week.



  • The Topeka Capital-Journal, 2.6.20 – Kansas House Chairman Offers Alternative Sports Wagering Bill
    • A sports gambling bill introduced in the Kansas House goes beyond legislation in the Senate by allowing up to 1,200 licensed retailers as well as the state’s four casinos to take bets on athletic events under a system administered by the state lottery.



  • Sports Handle, 2.6.20 – Kentucky Governor: ‘The Time Is Now’ For Sports Betting
    • In a full-throated endorsement on Thursday of legal sports betting in Kentucky, Governor Andy Beshear held a press conference all but demanding that the state General Assembly pass HB 137, the bill that would make sports wagering legal in a state best known for bourbon and horse racing.
  • Louisville Courier Journal, 2.6.20 – Sports Betting Could Be Coming To Kentucky. Here’s What To Know
    • There’s a lot of confusion about sports betting in the commonwealth. Here’s what to know about the proposal now before the legislature and what could happen if the bill becomes law.
  • WKYT, 2.6.20 – Lexington Forum Hosts Debate On Sports Wagering Bill
    • Sports betting is a key part of Governor Andy Beshear’s plan for 2020, but the controversial topic has sparked debate across the Commonwealth.


New Mexico:

  • Albuquerque Journal, 2.6.20 – So Far, No Concerns For Bets On Lobos, Ags
    • About six months after Isleta Resort & Casino became the first Albuquerque area location accepting legal sports bets on the New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State Aggies, it appears the imminent disaster and scandals some feared haven’t yet taken form.