Industry news of the day:
- Online Poker Report, 1.7.19 – NY Online Poker Bill Introduced for 2019 in Senate with New Sponsor
- The prospect of online poker lives on in New York, as a bill was introduced in the state Senate once again.
- Online Poker Report, 1.7.19 – New York Online Poker Bill Faces a Difficult Path to Passage in 2019
- Barely a week into the new year, New York has an online gaming bill in the hopper.
- Gaming Intelligence, 1.8.19 – New York lawmakers set to consider online poker legislation
- It would amend the state’s racing, pari-mutuel wagering and breeding law to define gambling as a person staking or risking “something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under his or her control or influence”.
- Sports Handle, 1.7.19 – Two North Dakota Lawmakers Set to File Sports Betting Bills
- Two North Dakota lawmakers are preparing to file bills that would legalize sports betting in a state that only allows gaming through charitable organizations. The lawmakers, Representative Thomas Beadle (R-District 27) and Representative Jason Docktor (R-District 7) have plans for similar bills, and depending on how Beadle’s bill is received, Docktor may choose instead to offer legislation that would ultimately change the state constitution to allow commercial sports betting.
- Sports Handle, 1.7.19 – D.C. Lottery Wants to Extend Monopoly to Intralot
- Three weeks to the day after the D.C. Council passed a bill to legalize sports betting, it will take up additional legislation that will allow the D.C. Lottery to partner with an operator without a competitive bidding process, and begin developing sports betting regulations.
- Hartford Courant, 1.7.19 – Sports
Betting would be legalized at Connecticut casinos, online under proposed
- A bipartisan group of legislators from Connecticut’s southeastern delegation have submitted a bill that would establish online and in-person sports betting in the state.
- Calvin Ayre, 1.7.19 – Tennessee
to consider sports betting with proposed bill
- When the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the federal betting sports ban last year, all experts expected a torrent of state legislation to follow. Tennessee is proving them right, with a new proposed bill in the works.
- FOX 13, 1.8.19 – Memphis
City Council to discuss possibility of sports betting on Beale Street
- Sports betting could be coming to Beale Street if some Shelby County commissioners get their way.
- KCRG, 1.8.19 – Eastern
Iowa lawmaker to push for legalization of sports betting
- An eastern Iowa lawmaker says he will push for the legalization of sports betting when the legislature starts back Monday.
- Ozark Radio News, 1.8.19 – Missouri
lawmakers to consider sports betting, redistricting
- Missouri lawmakers will consider whether to collect sales taxes on online purchases, allow sports gambling and overhaul legislative redistricting when they return for the start of the 2019 session.
- No new federal updates to report.
Sports league updates:
- iGaming Business, 1.8.19 – NBC
Sports to integrate predictions game in NBA broadcast
- NBC Sports will debut a predictions game incorporating features more commonly found in in-play wagering during its live broadcast of the NBA basketball game between the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks this week.
- Penn Bets, 1.7.19 – Paddy
Power Betfair’s Marketing Wizards will Help Valley Forge Punch Above its
- On November 30, FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey gave Crimson Tide backers an unexpected surprise: The nascent book preemptively paid out all bets on Alabama to win the college football national championship — before the teams playing for the championship had even been determined.
- Gaming Intelligence, 1.8.19 – Feature:
SG Digital embraces the Platform Revolution
- SG Digital is aiming to be the Facebook of iGaming. Gaming senior vice president Dylan Slaney explains how.
- iGaming Business, 1.8.19 – Gamesys
boosted by B2C growth in 2018 results
- Gamesys reported a 24.4% rise in revenue for the year ended March 31, 2018 as a result of strong growth from its customer-facing brands.
Overall industry updates:
- NJ Online Gambling, 1.7.19 – Sports betting regulators advise states to temper expectations, welcome competition
- Barely six months into the new era of legal sports betting in the U.S., it’s still a little early to project what impact the added option will have on the gambling industry in general.
- Legal Sports Report, 1.7.19 – Sports Betting Startup Bet.Works Receives GLI Hardware, Soft Certifications
- Bet.Works is one new company probably worth keeping an eye on as sports betting expands in the US.
- iGaming Business, 1.8.19 – Bet.Works receives US Sportsbook certifications
- Bet.Works, a US-based igaming and sportsbook platform supplier, announced today that it has been granted one of the first concurrent Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33/GLI-19 certifications for Sportsbook operations. Bet.Works has successfully completed pre-compliance testing of its Sportsbook Platform against the “GLI-33: Event Wagering Systems” standard.