Industry News of the Day for January 4, 2023

Industry News

  • SBC Americas: 2022: The Year The Mainstream Media Began To Question Sports Betting
    • For sports betting, 2022 was a tipping point. With the launch of New York online betting, Kansas and Maryland beginning to accept wagers, and Massachusetts and Ohio legalizing the venture, a large swath of the country now offered regulated betting. Despite the majority of states offering some sort of wagering, the backlash against the proliferation of sports betting grew louder, especially in the mainstream media.



  • PlayUSA: Georgia Legislator Believes Time Is Right For Gambling Expansion
    • State Rep. Ron Stephens said it is about time that new forms of gambling are allowed in the state of Georgia. Stephens is also a Savannah Republican and the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee chairman. Stephens has been calling for the expansion of gambling in Georgia since early in 2021 but so far unsuccessfully.


  • Legal Sports Report: First Day Of MA Sports Betting Hearing On Barstool Ends With Questions
    • MA sports betting regulators will head into executive session Wednesday to seek additional clarity about a pair of incidents regarding license hopeful Barstool Sportsbook, via Penn Entertainment.  Commissioner Eileen O’Brien desired more information regarding a 2021 violation in Indiana and a pending lawsuit in Illinois.


  • PlayMichigan: Four Predictions For The Michigan Online Gambling Industry In 2023
    • The first two years of legal online gambling in Michigan have been a major success. Now that the calendar has turned to 2023, we’re looking ahead to Year 3 (which, technically, begins later this month) and making some predictions about what could be in the cards for Michigan online casinos and Michigan online sportsbooks.

New York

  • PlayNY: Acquiring Downstate New York Casino License Will Cost $1 Billion
    • The Gaming Facility Location Board (GFLB) has released the official request for applications (RFA) to develop downstate New York casinos. The GFLB, the operating arm of the New York State Gaming Commission to determine which operators will receive licensing, put out the 70-page RFA late Tuesday.


  • Gaming Today: Sportsbook Marketing Has ‘Crossed the Line’, Ohio Gov. DeWine Says
    • Three days after the statewide launch, Ohio sportsbooks are getting a hard look from sports betting regulators and Gov. Mike DeWine.  DeWine told reporters today that the Ohio Casino Control Commission is scrutinizing sportsbook advertising and promotions – specifically, any offers that include the word “free.”
  • PlayOhio: Ohio Sports Betting Launch Weekend Passes New York
    • Data provided by GeoComply, the iGaming location compliance leader, identified 11.3 million unique geolocated transactions in Ohio over the New Year’s weekend (Jan. 1-Jan. 2). In this case, a geolocation transaction occurs when someone attempts to sign in to a sports betting app and also when they attempt to make a bet.


  • SBC Americas: Oklahoma Will Consider Tribal Sports Betting Bill In 2023
    • Oklahoma is going to take another shot at legalizing tribal sports betting in 2023. State Rep. Ken Lutrell pre-filed a bill similar to one he filed last year which would lay the groundwork to bring in-person and online sports betting to tribal casinos and racetracks.