Industry News of the Day for January 27, 2020

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Overall Industry News:

  • The Las Vegas Sun, 1.27.20 – Gaming In 2020: Five Things To Watch
    • 2020 promises to bring even more disruption to the gaming industry worldwide. Here are five things to watch for in the coming year.



  • Law360, 1.24.20 – Tribes Push For Sports Betting With Ballot Proposal (subscription paywall)
    • A group of 18 federally recognized Native American gambling tribes has proposed a California ballot initiative that would allow sports betting at the state’s tribal casinos and horse racing tracks.


  • Gambling Compliance, 1.27.20 – Washington State Lawmakers Face Tight Deadline To Pass Sports-Betting Bills (subscription paywall)
    • Lawmakers in Washington State have been considering several sports-betting bills since the start of the 2020 legislative session, but they face a hard deadline in terms of passing any legislation and sending it to the governor’s desk for his signature.








  • Crain’s Detroit Business, 1.26.20 – Casinos Go All In On Sports Bets
    • Detroit’s three casinos are betting big on sports gambling with expectations for the newly legal activity to generate a fresh customer base and millions of dollars in additional revenue.
  • CBS Detroit, 1.24.20 – Sports Betting Coming Soon To Michigan Casinos
    • Last month Governor Whitmer signed a bill making sports betting legal in Michigan. Now local casinos are getting ready to roll the dice.

Washington, D.C.:


  • WTVR, 1.24.20 – Online Lotto Ticket Sales May Be Coming To Virginia
    • Virginia is among four states that allow players 18-years-old and older to purchase online lotto subscriptions. However, a bill debated by lawmakers in the General Assembly would introduce more ways to win a jackpot.

West Virginia:



  • Casper Star-Tribune, 1.26.20 – Driskill: Wyoming Needs A Gaming Commission
    • Whether you are anti-gaming, pro-gaming or a libertarian that hates regulation, the time has come for Wyoming to create a gaming commission.




  • The Boston Globe, 1.24.20 – MGM Believes Its Sports Wagering Approach Is A Good Bet
    • Well after that day in the not-so-distant future when Massachusetts is expected to legalize sports betting, Jim Murren sees MGM’s mobile betting platform, BetMGM, standing alongside DraftKings and only a few other survivors in the currently crowded US sports betting landscape.

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