Industry News of the Day for January 18, 2023

Industry News

  • SBC AmericasPaysafe brings payments platform to Ohio sports betting market
    • Paysafe has become the latest tech firm to enter the Ohio sports betting market, bringing its payments processing platform into the Buckeye State. The payment tech provider can now provide a ‘comprehensive suite of payment options’ to players including credit card, debit card, and its own Skrill digital wallet amongst other solutions.
  • Gambling News: Delaware Lottery Seeks New iGaming Partner
    • The Lottery has issued a request for proposal (RFP), opening the doors for several high-profile operators to compete for the coveted position. This decision can significantly impact players in the state, especially considering that the Lottery is also considering introducing online sports betting. The process should complete by late spring after an intense round of presentations and negotiations.


  • PlayMaryland: 3 Key Takeaways From Maryland’s First Month Of Online Sports Betting
    • Maryland online sports betting is off to a promising start, with plenty of positive signs for an emerging market. In fact, the $478 million gambled online in December ranks as one of the top-performing debut months in U.S. history. Here are three key takeaways from December data for online sports betting in Maryland.


  • PlayMA: How MA Sportsbook Taxes Will Impact Responsible Gambling Funding
    • Online sports betting in Massachusetts will make legal gambling more accessible than ever before. While that’s convenient for gambling hobbyists, it’s potentially dangerous for compulsive gamblers. Thankfully, Massachusetts has one of the highest responsible gambling funding levels per capita in the US. In fiscal year 2021, Massachusetts’ per capita responsible gambling funding was second only to Oregon.  

New York

  • Legal Sports Report: NY Sports Betting Bill Again Seeks To Expand Market For Sportsbooks
    • Sen. Joe Addabbo has introduced a bill that would increase the number of online NY sports betting operators, resulting in a tax reduction, as a way to start the conversation. Under Bill S1962, the Empire State would have no fewer than 14 online New York sports betting operators by Jan. 31, 2024, and no fewer than 16 operators by Jan. 31, 2025.
  • iGB North America: Poker legalization bill put forward in New York assembly
    • New York state assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow has introduced a bill that would legalize certain forms of online poker, by classifying them as skill-based games. House Bill 1380 would seek to regulate legal online poker in the Empire State, and has been referred to racing and wagering committee to review.


  • Play USA: Gambling Expansion Could Have Path To Vote In Texas House
    • Whether an expansion to legal Texas gambling will take shape this year is uncertain at best. However, it seems that such proposals could at least see a vote in one of the two chambers of the state’s legislature. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan is open to considering such legislation in the current session. The issue could come down to whether his counterpart in the Texas Senate feels the same way, however.