Industry News of the Day for January 6, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Online Poker Report, 1.3.20 – What Does The DraftKings-SBTech Deal Mean For US Online Gambling?
    • This year, DraftKings will become a publicly traded corporation. On December 23, the gambling revealed that it would be simultaneously going public in 2020 and merging with sportsbook technology provider SBTech.
  • SBC Americas, 1.6.20 – Kambi Takes The Initiative In 2020 With New Marketing Campaign
    • Global sports betting specialist Kambi, a highly active player in the US sports wagering sector, has made a bright start to 2020 with the launch of a brand new marketing campaign that sets out to underline its status as “the industry’s trusted sports betting partner.”
  • SBC Americas, 1.6.20 – Stars Group To Offer Online Betting In Michigan Via Odawa Partnership
    • The Stars Group has confirmed its entry into the Michigan sports betting market via a new agreement with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Gaming Authority for online betting and gaming market access in the state.

Industry News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 1.6.20 – The Key Issues In U.S. Sports Betting In 2020 (subscription paywall)
    • After a lightning round in 2019 that saw 11 U.S. jurisdictions enact sports-betting legislation and several more launch under existing laws, Gambling Compliance looks ahead to some of the key issues that will shape the sports-betting landscape in 2020.
  • The Regulatory Review, 1.4.20 – Regulating Sports Betting After Murphy v. NCAA
    • The state of Rhode Island recently bought into what is supposed to be one of the greatest victories for states—the legalization of sports betting—but the payouts have been far lower than expected.
  • Sports Handle, 1.3.20 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: Bill Would Alter IGRA, MD Moving?
    • Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of sports at large.

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New Hampshire:

  • WAMC, 1.3.20 – New Hampshire Becomes Latest State With Sports Betting
    • New Hampshire this week became the second New England state, after Rhode Island, to offer sports betting. The Granite State is encouraging people in Massachusetts to come across the state line to place wagers.




  • Gambling Compliance, 1.6.20 – Arkansas Judge Prevents Issuing Of Pope County Casino License (subscription paywall)
    • A state judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) that prevents the regulatory body from issuing a casino license in Pope County to Legends Resort & Casino.
  • Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1.4.20 – Can’t Grant Casino License, State Told
    • A Pulaski County circuit judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday barring the state Racing Commission from issuing a license for a casino in Pope County, saying the commission violated its own rules when it opened a second window for applications.


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