Industry news of the day:
- Legal Sports Report, 1.2.19 – Oneida Indian National, Caesars Announce Plans to Partner on NY Sports Betting
- NY sports betting is not live yet, but that did not stop a group of tribal casinos from announcing sportsbook plans.
- Sports Handle, 1.2.19 – New York Sports Betting Bill: Mobile Betting Throughout State and .2% ‘Royalty” to Pro Leagues
- The first sports betting bill filed ahead of the 2019 session in New York includes a payout to the professional leagues, allows for mobile sports betting throughout the state, and mandates that state-licensed sportsbooks purchase of “official league data” from the leagues and/or their third-party partners.
- iGaming Business, 1.3.19 – Caesars signs NY betting partnership with tribal operator
- Caesars Entertainment is set to bring sports betting to three casinos in New York after partnering with the Oneida Indian Nation.
- Syracuse.com, 1.2.19 – Caesars, Turning Stone to offer sports betting in New York
- Turning Stone Resort and Casino will launch sports betting this year with Caesars Entertainment, one of the country’s best-known gaming companies, the Oneida Indian Nation announced today.
- Online Poker Report, 1.2.19 – DraftKings Sportsbook Expands NJ Online Casino with Slots, Roulette, Video Poker
- DraftKings‘ expansion into online casino games continues at a rapid pace, with several more games added to the sportsbook product in New Jersey as of today.
- Poker News, 1.2.19 – Outgoing
Michigan Governor Halts Online Poker’s Progress
- What appeared to be a big step for online poker in the United States has come to a screeching halt.
- 5280 Publishing, 1.2.19 – Why
Local Therapists are Worried about Sports Betting in Colorado
- Because of the risk for gambling-addicted patients, local mental health pros think we might not be ready.
- Colorado Public Radio, 1.2.19 – Colorado
Prepares for Sports Betting; How We Went from a Teetotaler to Brewing
- Inside the race to ready Colorado for legal sports betting.
- WIBC, 1.2.19 – Holcomb
Won’t Stand in Way of Sports Wagering
- Indiana appears likely to let you start betting on the Colts and Pacers, and Governor Holcomb says he won’t stand in the way.
- 6 RTV6, 1.2.19 – 6
things to watch in Indiana’s new legislative session
- Lawmakers will meet Thursday for the start of the annual legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse.
- Greenville Journal, 1.3.19 – New
bills await South Carolina legislators
- Teachers could get hefty raises, voters would get a say on whether sports betting and casinos would be allowed in South Carolina, and independent political groups would be required to identify their donors and disclose how they spend their money if bills filed in advance of this year’s legislative session are passed.
- Muckrock, 1.2.19 – Documents offer Virginia Lottery’s Early reaction to casinos, sports betting
- The Virginia Lottery says it gave $606 million to schools 2018 – a towering figure that apparently gives the agency enough clout to make Richmond’s skyline look like the back wall of a liquor store.
- SunHerald, 1.2.19 – West
Virginia editorial roundup
- Farewell 2018. Welcome 2019! Following a year of continued economic recovery and renewed hope here in the coalfields of southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, optimism for the new year is unusually high.
- Associated Press, 1.2.19 – Sports betting
will be no home run for state budgets
- The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt?
Sports league updates:
- ESPN, 1.2.19 – Scouting
NFL officiating for the playoffs: Everything you need to know
- NFL officials threw 4,057 flags during the 2018 regular season. That number should sound familiar to close observers.
- Legal Sports Report, 1.3.19 – Sports Betting Company Bet.Works Adds Top Sportradar US Exec as Chairwoman
- One of the youngest companies in the US sports betting space is adding a bit of experience to its roster.
- iGaming Business, 1.3.19 – NetEnt launches Turn Your Fortune
- In this 5-reel, 4-row, 40-bet line slot game, players collect French-styled golden symbols from the reels and go up the coin win ladder. The mechanic appears in both Fortune Re-Spins and Free Spins, and players get wins both from the bet lines and from the Fortune Wins.
- Pokerfuse, 1.2.19 – 888 Buys Out All American Poker Network for $28 Million
- 888 Holdings, the Gibraltar-based online gaming operator, last month announced that it has acquired the remaining interest in the All American Poker Network (AAPN).
- PlayNJ, 1.3.19 – Golden Nugget ups the Ante with a $1 Million Annual Giveaway in 2019
- The Golden Nugget annual giveaway is back and, in 2019, it’s bigger than ever.
- European Gaming, 1.3.19 – NetEnt offers an air of luxury with the launch of Turn Your Fortune TM
- Inspired by French Art Nouveau, Turn Your FortuneTM – and Turn Your Fortune MAX – offers players an experience of majestic grandeur, stunning collectable symbols and exciting game mechanics.
- Legal Sports Report, 1.2.19 – Gavin Isaacs Joins SBTech as Chairman to Drive US Sports Betting Expansion
- SBTech has a new Non-Executive Chairman in Gavin Isaacs, the former CEO of Scientific Games (SG).
Overall industry updates:
- Legal Sports Report, 1.2.19 – An LSR Fireside Chat: Looking Back on the Year that was in Legal Sports Betting
- We will remember 2018 as the year of legal sports betting in the United States following the Supreme Court‘s decision in May to overturn PASPA.
- Associated Press, 1.2.19 – Sports betting may seem easy. It’s not. Here’s why
- First, make sure you know what you’re doing — and the odds against you. Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. So here are some of the basics — as well as some more esoteric aspects — of betting on sports.