Industry News of the Day for January 3, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

Industry News:

  • Sports Handle, 1.2.20 – Crowds Or Couch? Sports Betting Differs From Teller Line To Kiosk To Phone
    • In the nearly 18 months since legal sports betting went live in New Jersey, mobile sports betting has grown to represent over 80 percent the total betting handle that has reached as much as $500 million in a single month. But how have ATM-style kiosks and later smartphones changed the betting experience?

Federal News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 1.3.20 – U.S. Policymakers Explore Pathways To Tribal Online Betting
    • The state of Michigan and members of the U.S. Congress are offering alternative responses to one of the most pressing legal questions in U.S. sports betting – how tribes will participate in online gambling.

New Jersey:




  • US Bets, 1.2.20 – Sports Wagering Proposal On The Table In Maryland
    • Maryland might be one of the states to watch on the sports betting front in 2020. The state legislature begins its session on Jan. 8 with a single sports wagering proposal, Senate Bill No. 58, already on the table.

New Hampshire:


Washington, D.C.:


West Virginia:

  • PlayWV, 1.2.20 – WV Sportsbooks Already Missing WVU Football As Handle Continues To Drop
    • The overall betting handle continues to drop every week in the Mountain State. Since the WVU Mountaineers and college football regular season ended, WV sportsbooks have continued to see a decline in wagers.
  • The Intelligencer, 1.2.20 – Still No Sports Betting At Wheeling Island
    • The college football championship game, Super Bowl and Final Four college basketball tournament all will take place within the next four months, and there still is no sports betting available at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack heading into 2020.