Industry News of the Day for January 3, 2023

iDEA Growth Member News



  • PlayMichigan: MGM Grand Detroit, Hollywood At Greektown Bring Back Indoor Smoking Areas
    • A pair of Detroit casinos have designated indoor smoking areas to return. MGM Grand Detroit and Hollywood Casino at Greektown gave the green light for indoor smoking. Smoking on casino floors remains banned by the Michigan Gaming Control Board dating back to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • KCTV-TV: Sports Betting On The Agenda As Missouri Lawmakers Head Back To Work
    • Missouri lawmakers are heading back to Jefferson City in just six days for the first legislative session in 2023, with several key topics on agendas—including sports betting. There is another effort to get this bill passed to catch up with neighboring Kansas, after falling short during the last session. Some political strategists and lawmakers believe Missouri is falling behind.


  • Legal Sports Report: Nevada Sports Betting Handle Stays Below $1 Billion In November
    • Nevada sports betting handle fell compared to last year for the fourth month in a row, according to the November gaming report from the state. Handle — the total money wagered — hit $927 million in November 2022, a 14.5% drop from last November, though the state’s busiest betting month since January.

New Jersey

  • SBC Americas: PokerStars More Than Doubles Guarantee Of First Pooled NJ/MI Event
    • Ohioans were not the only ones celebrating expanded online gambling on New Year’s Day. Michiganders and New Jersey residents celebrated the pooling of players on PokerStars. PokerStars rolled out a special slate of Sunday tournaments to celebrate the combination of the two states.

New York


  • PlayOhio: What Went Right, Wrong During First Day Of Ohio Sports Betting
    • Ohio’s been waiting for January for a long time. After months of anticipation, sports betting is finally live in the Buckeye State and the money is already flowing in. Some things went smoothly for bettors during the Ohio sports betting launch, others not so much.


  • PlayPennsylvania: PGCB Reopens Qualified Gaming Entity Application Period For PA Online Casino Licenses
    • The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board announced on Tuesday that it is reopening the petition period for qualified gaming entity (QGE) applications in the state. From Jan. 3, 2023 until March 3 operators can submit petitions for one of three different certificates available for Pennsylvania online casinos.