Industry News of the Day for January 23, 2019

Federal News:




  • Sports Handle, 1.23.19 – The Sports Betting ‘Integrity Fee’ Is Back — In New Kansas Bill
    • Late last week, the Kansas State Legislature’s Committee on Federal and State Affairs introduced SB 23, the Kansas Sports Wagering Act, which includes an “integrity fee” to the professional sports leagues, mandates use of official league data, allows for mobile sports betting, names the state lottery as the regulator and sets a 6.75 percent tax rate.


Washington, DC:



  • Louisiana Watchdog, 1.22.19 – Louisiana casino revenue continues to fall
    • Riverboat casino revenue fell in three of Louisiana’s four markets in December as compared to the same month last year, causing an overall drop of more than 5 percent, according to reports presented to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

West Virginia:

  • Charleston Gazette-Mail, 1.22.19 – Lottery director: State revenues from sports betting still hard to pin down
    • State Lottery Director John Myers told senators Tuesday that the Lottery still does not have financial data from the recent launch of sports betting in the state to give a more accurate update on the state’s share of revenue, beyond estimates of between $2 million and $5 million a year.


New Jersey:

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • No new member news to report.

Sports League News:

  • Legal Sports Report, 1.22.19 – This Saints Lawsuit Is Trash But The NFL Has Another Integrity Problem
    • You know the story: obvious blown call, Saints lose, Saints coach complains, social media follows, apocalypse now. Less than 48 hours later, disgruntled Saints fans channeled their anger into digging up a lawyer willing to sue Roger Goodell and the NFL.
  • ESPN, 1.22.19 – NASCAR working on deal with sports betting
    • NASCAR is working on striking a league-wide data licensing deal with a sports betting company, and the plan is to have some of the revenue from that deal flow to teams.

Overall Industry News:

  • No overall industry news to report.