Industry News of the Day for February 8, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • The Detroit News, 2.7.19 – Opinion: Michigan should legalize online gambling (J. Ifrah authored article)
    • In late December, Michigan residents came close to having a great reason to celebrate during the holiday season: state lawmakers had passed a long-awaited bill to legalize online gaming in the state, sending the bill to the Governor’s desk.

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  • Des Moines Register, 2.7.19 – Iowa lawmakers are writing a whole new bill on sports betting after debates this week
    • Lawmakers debated four bills to legalize sports betting this week, and none of them are going anywhere. Instead, legislators will use the hours and hours of discussions this week about proposals to legalize and regulate sports betting in Iowa as the basis for an as-yet-unwritten new bill that will go through the same process all over again.


  • Louis Public Radio, 2.7.19 – Will Sports Betting Be Missouri’s Answer To Shrinking Revenue?
    • Missouri’s budget director announced this week that revenues are down 7 percent compared to last year. While that may change as more people file their taxes, lawmakers are looking for new ways to bring in money while faced with tax cuts they instituted on top of growing expenses for health care, infrastructure and education.

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South Dakota:

  • CardPlayer, 2.7.19 – Sports Betting In Deadwood Moves One Step Closer To Reality
    • Wild Bill Hickok was infamously shot in Deadwood, South Dakota in 1876 during a poker game. Now, 143 years later, the city has sports betting on the mind. On Wednesday morning, Senate Joint Resolution 2 passed by a narrow 5-4 margin in the Senate State Affairs Committee move to the Senate floor.



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