Industry News of the Day for January 14, 2020

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Federal News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 1.14.20 – Tribal Sports-Betting Bill Likely To Meet Pushback From Indian Country (subscription paywall)
    • A federal bill that would allow gaming tribes to make mobile sports bets without oversight from state governments is likely to draw stiff resistance from the Indian gaming industry, according to a former chief of staff for the National Indian Gaming Commission.

New York:



  • Sports Handle, 1.13.20 – Veto Override Attempt Coming In Maine
    • In the three days since Maine Governor Janet Mills vetoed a sports betting bill, Mainers have voiced their discontent in a big way, through an editorial in the Bangor News and with a host of heated and angry comments on Twitter.
  • Portland Press Herald, 1.14.20 – Lawmakers Face Lobbying Before Override Vote On Mills’ Veto Of Sports Betting
    • Lobbyists for the sports betting industry are training their sights on Maine lawmakers this week, hoping to convince them to override Gov. Janet Mills’ veto last week of a bill to legalize sports betting.



  • The Augusta Chronicle, 1.13.20 – Gambling Push Hits Resistance
    • Georgia Senate leaders cast doubt on the prospects for new legalized gambling Monday on the first day of the 2020 legislative session.
  • Valdosta Daily Times, 1.13.20 – Lawmakers Pass On Gambling
    • Gov. Geoff Duncan and the Senate Majority Caucus both told the press Monday gambling is not on their priority list this year.


Washington, D.C.:

  • Gambling Compliance, 1.14.20 – DC Lottery Plans March Launch For Mobile Betting App (subscription paywall)
    • As private sports-betting operators continue to work their way through the application process in the District of Columbia, a DC Lottery official has said the lottery is hoping to launch its own mobile sports-betting product in March.
  • WSN, 1.14.20 – Washington DC Betting App Hopes To Launch In March
    • After months of legal entanglements that brought lawsuits and resignations to the district’s Council, Washington D.C. is close to the finish line after the announcement that a sports betting mobile app will be available to area bettors in March.


  • Legal Sports Report, 1.14.20 – 2020 Vision: Connecticut Sports Betting Ready To Narrow Focus
    • Connecticut sports betting presents a tricky situation. Gambling entities in the state are limited to two powerful Indian tribes and the state lottery, but private casino interests have been trying to make an entrance for years.



  • Globe Gazette, 1.13.20 – Is Iowa Sports Betting Leveling Off?
    • After a race-horse start out of the Aug. 15 gates, legal wagering on professional and collegiate sporting events may be starting to level off in Iowa.


  • The State Journal-Register, 1.14.20 – Pritzker Hopes To Build On 1st-Year Accomplishments
    • Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has set out a to-do list as his second year in office begins: work with the General Assembly to ease the local property-tax burden, root out corruption, and bring jobs to the state.

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