Industry news of the day:
- Calvin Ayre, 1.10.19 – GAN, FanDuel eye Pennsylvania, W. Virginia online gambling
- Online gambling technology provider GAN has expanded its existing relationship with Paddy Power Betfair’s FanDuel brand to target online opportunities in two US states.
- Legal Sports Report, 1.10.19 – Parx Opens Shop for PA Sports Betting and Another Kambi Sportsbook is Next
- Parx Casino, outside of Philadelphia, welcomes PA sports betting Thursday with the official opening of its sportsbook facility.
- Bucks County Courier Times, 1.10.19 – Parx opens sports betting in time for Eagles-Saints matchup
- The 24-hour Sportsbook betting center at Parx is just the first step in a statewide expansion of gambling. Regulators could soon approve Parx gambling online.
- Online Poker Report, 1.11.19 – New Casino Owner in New Jersey: Struggling Ocean Resort Sold Again
- Barely six months after cutting the big blue ribbon in front of Ocean Resort, developer Bruce Deifikis selling his majority ownership in the struggling property. A Thursday report from the Associated Press provided confirmation of rumors which first escaped into the light a day prior.
- New York Post, 1.10.19 – Best in sports betting coming to New Jersey in chase of title
- DraftKings is hosting its inaugural Sports Betting National Championship on Friday through Sunday in New Jersey with a $10,000 buy-in and a guaranteed $1 million first-place prize, but it’s turning into a true national event.
- Online Poker Report, 1.10.19 – Reading the Signs: Will Connecticut Legalize Online Gambling, Sports Betting in 2019?
- Connecticut took a cursory look at sports betting bills in 2018, even broaching the subject of online poker and casino games during the discussion.
- Online Poker Report, 1.10.19 – West Virginia to Legalize Online Casino, Poker with New Bill
- West Virginia legalized sports betting in 2018, and now it’s looking into another expansion of gaming in 2019: online casino and poker.
- Calvin Ayre, 1.11.19 – West Virginia pushes for online gambling again
- Lawmakers of the West Virginia legislature are trying to legalize online gambling in the state, after failing to do so in previous years.
- iGaming Business, 1.11.19 – West Virginia lawmakers launch new bid to regulate iGaming
- West Virginia may follow last year’s legalisation of online and land-based sports betting with the regulation of online poker and casino, should a new bill filed earlier this week pass into law.
- Gaming Intelligence, 1.11.19 – West Virginia bill aims to legalise online poker and other interactive games
- West Virginia Delegates Shawn Fluharty and Joe Canestraro have introduced legislation to legalise and regulate online gambling.
- Sports Handle, 1.10.19 – New Virginia Sports Betting Bill Focuses on Mobile Wagering
- Virginia Delegate Marcus Simon (D-District 53) jumped on the sports betting bandwagon Tuesday when he pre-filed a sports betting hill ahead of the start of the general assembly session. The session began Wednesday, and Simon’s bill is now the third filed in the state, and the second on the House side. All three have been filed by Democrats.
- Henrico Citizen, 1.10.19 – Senator proposes bill to legalize sports betting in Virginia
- State Sen. J. Chapman “Chap” Petersen says his bill to legalize sports betting in Virginia will “recognize the obvious.”
- Sports Handle, 1.11.19 – New Indiana Sports Betting Bill Doesn’t Address Tax Rate
- Indiana State Senator Jon Ford (R-District 38) took a second crack at legal sports betting this week, when he filed a bill that would allow state-wide mobile sports betting and sets a six-figure licensing application fee, but does not address a tax rate. Ford is one of two Indiana lawmakers who filed sports betting bills in 2018, but both languished in committee.
- The Action Network, 1.10.19 – Madison Square Garden Looks Poised to Enter Sports Betting World
- Madison Square Garden hasn’t formally announced any intention to get into sports betting, but the owners of Madison Square Garden did file to trademark “MSG” in the space, The Action Network has learned.
- iGaming Business, 1.10.19 – Senior Michigan politician eases fears over legislation veto
- Former Michigan Senator Mike Kowall has predicted sports betting and online gaming will be legalised in the state, despite outgoing governor Rick Snyder vetoing legislation for each vertical.
- iGaming Business, 1.11.19 – William Hill to grow Nevada sports betting market presence
- William Hill is set to expand its presence in the Nevada sports betting market after receiving initial approvals to launch an additional seven sportsbooks in the state.
- Calvin Ayre, 1.11.19 – New Hampshire bill would okay standalone retail betting shops
- New Hampshire has introduced legislation that would create the nation’s first standalone sports betting retail shops.
- Gaming Intelligence, 1.11.19 – New Hampshire joins states considering sports betting legislation
- A new bill has been introduced in New Hampshire to authorise the state lottery commission to operate a sportsbook.
- No new federal updates to report.
Sports league updates:
- Reuters, 1.10.19 – Super Bowl broadcast will have no sports betting chatter: CBS
- The Super Bowl may be the biggest sports wagering event in the United States each year, but announcers will not be talking about betting during the broadcast of the big game next month, CBS said on Thursday.
- The Seattle Times, 1.10.19 – New Wizards telecast opens door to sports betting through TV
- A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home.
- NJ Gambling Sites, 1.11.19 – Hitting Paydirt: SugarHouse Call for NFL Divisional Round of NJ Sports Betting
- Frenzy and pandemonium filled the NFL Wild Card weekend. All four underdogs covered the spread (depending on the sportsbook), including in Chicago, where a “double-doink” missed field goal attempt allowed the Philadelphia Eagles to slip by the Bears.
- NJ Online Gambling, 1.10.19 – 7 Questions About the Inaugural DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship
- The inaugural DraftKings Sports Betting National Championship begins on Friday in New Jersey with a $1 million top prize and $2.5 million guaranteed, with perhaps as few as 175 or 200 sports bettors vying for the crown and the jewels.
- Gaming Post, 1.10.19 – Paysafe Group Announces Major Changes
- Cross-continental online payments provider the Paysafe Group, owner of both Neteller as well as Skrill online payment wallets, has made an announcement that may cause an upset amongst some of the company’s users.
Overall industry updates:
- No overall industry updates to report.