Industry News of the Day for January 30, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:

New York:

New Jersey:

West Virginia:

  • Play WV, 1.29.19 – West Virginia Sports Betting Sees Mobile Revenue Rise
    • In the short history of West Virginia sports betting, mobile sports betting revenue took a backseat to its retail counterpart for the two casinos that have an online app. That changed this week.


  • Sports Handle, 1.29.19 – Mississippi Considers Mobile Sports Betting Legislation
    • Mississippi sports bettors have some good news. The state has a proposal on the table that would set the stage for allowing online/mobile wagering statewide, as well as remote account registration.


New Hampshire:

  • Sports Handle, 1.29.19 – NH Dips Toe Into Sports Betting Pool With Bill That Would Allow Mobile Betting
    • New Hampshire joined the growing list of New England states to jump into the sports betting fray earlier this month when Representative Tim Lang (R-Belknap 4) filed HB 480, a bill that would legalize sports wagering, including state-wide via mobile devices and web platforms. A hearing before the Ways and Means Committee is set for Wednesday in the state capitol of Concord.

South Dakota:





  • Tribune-Star, 1.27.19 – Editorial: Dreams of a casino town
    • If used right, gambling revenues could boost community’s future. The impact of a prospective casino on Terre Haute and Vigo County could be maximized if the tax revenue is used to strengthen the community’s future.

iDEA Member News:

  • Sports Handle, 1.29.19 – Q&A With Dr. Laila Mintas On U.S. Sports Betting Integrity
    • A well-known and respected figure in the sports betting community, Dr. Laila Mintas, Chairwoman of the Board of Advisors at Bet.Works, will be speaking at the upcoming Betting on Sports America, taking place on April 23-25 in New Jersey. Dr. Mintas was previously the Deputy President for Sportradar.
  • Play NJ, 1.29.19 – DraftKings Partners With Evolution To Expand Its Online Casino With Live Dealer
    • DraftKings Sportsbook recently expanded its NJ sports betting offerings by opening an online casino. Now, it is doubling down on its casino expansion by partnering with Evolution Gaming to offer live dealer games.

Overall Industry News:

  • The New York Times, 1.29.19 – Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, and Even Played?
    • Gambling on sports became explicitly legal in Nevada in 1949. Until recently, the prospect of it spreading beyond that state’s borders was treated as potentially ruinous by the franchise owners and commissioners who ruled over sports.
  • SB Nation, 1.29.19 – Super Bowl 2019: Where can I legally bet on Rams vs. Patriots?
    • Super Bowl week is upon us, and for the novice bettor, that means they need to get their wagers in. Early money last week pushed the Patriots from one-point underdogs to 2.5-point favorites against the Rams, but this week is when the weekend warriors will start to get their wagers in.
  • Times Square Chronicle, 1.29.19 – Live Dealers and Virtual Reality: Online Gambling Trends for 2019
    • The year 2019 ushered in with big changes for the online gambling industry. The industry has seen tremendous growth and this year is no exception as different advancements in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT) and Virtual Reality (VR) will play big roles in shaping online gambling trends, not just this year but also in the coming years.