Industry News of the Day for January 24, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

Overall Industry News:

New Jersey:


  • SBC Americas, 1.24.20 – California Looking At November Slot For Crucial Sports Betting Vote
    • November 2020 has emerged as a key month for US sports betting, perhaps the key month given that it may well offer Californians an opportunity to vote on whether or not to allow legalized sports wagering in America’s most populous state.


  • Sports Handle, 1.23.20 – Wanna Bet? Not Online In Michigan Until Next Year
    • In a bit of news that will be unwelcome for sports bettors looking to access legal sportsbooks for March Madness and the rest of the 2020 sports calendar, the Michigan Gaming Control Board on Wednesday announced that mobile sportsbooks likely won’t be up and running until 2021.


West Virginia:

Washington, D.C.:


  • WSB-TV, 1.23.20 – Should Sports Betting Be Legal In Georgia?
    • An alliance of Atlanta’s big league sports teams is pushing for the legalization of sports betting in Georgia, and we could see the first legislation proposed as soon as next week.


  • Birmingham Business Journal, 1.23.20 – Power Poll: How Influential Birmingham Leaders Feel About Lottery, Gambling
    • With another legislative session preparing to ramp up in Montgomery, the lottery is expected to be a hot topic. Gambling could also be top of mind, in light of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ recent proposal to expand gambling in Alabama and buy exclusive rights.






New York:

Sports League News:

  • Sports Handle, 1.23.20 – Will Baseball Bettors Back Off In Wake Of Astros Sign-Stealing Scandal?
    • In the aftermath of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, which has the potential to rock the public’s confidence in the validity of the competition more than anything since the Chicago “Black Sox” threw the World Series more than a century ago, a decline in baseball betting is very much possible.
  • SBC Americas, 1.23.20 – TheScore Appointed NBA Authorized Sports Betting Operator
    • theScore, part of Toronto-based Score Media and Gaming, has been appointed as an Authorized Sports Betting Operator of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in a new multi-year partnership, effective immediately.