Industry News of the Day for January 9, 2019

Industry news of the day:



  • The Washington Post, 1.8.19 – D.C. Council puts off decision on sole-source sports betting contract
    • The D.C. Council put off a decision Tuesday on whether to skip competitive bidding and award a sole source contract for management of the city’s new venture into sports betting. Council members said they wanted to alleviate concerns about the measure by giving the public time to weigh in.
  • Sports Handle, 1.8.19 – D.C. Emergency Sports Betting Legislation Withdrawn
    • D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson on Tuesday withdrew emergency legislation that would have allowed the D.C. Lottery to contract directly with Intralot as its sports betting operator and avoid a bidding process. The legislation was initially on the agenda at the request of D.C. Lottery CFO Jeff DeWitt, whose office sent a memo to the Council late last week explaining that the District would give up its position as a “first mover” on sports betting by having to go through a lengthy bidding process for an operator.
  • iGaming Business, 1.9.19 – DC betting delayed over DC Lottery, Intralot concerns
    • The launch of legal sports betting in Washington DC is set to be delayed after emergency legislation designed to fast-track its implementation was dropped.

New Jersey:

  • NJ Online Gambling, 1.8.19 – Ocean’s Tide is Rising, Thanks to Atlantic City’s Most Popular Sportsbook
    • Of all the encouraging figures in the most recent New Jersey gaming revenue report, perhaps the most eye-catching was the number 1,908,742. That was the revenue, in dollars, generated by the live sportsbook at Ocean Resort Casino in November, good for No. 1 by a healthy margin among Atlantic City casinos — more than doubling runner-up Borgata.


  • Penn Bets, 1.8.19 – The Complete Guide to PA
    Mobile Casino Apps for IOS and Android Devices

    • When online
      casino sites launch in the Commonwealth sometime in early 2019, gamblers
      won’t be limited to placing real-money bets from their desktop computers,
      they’ll have the option of betting via myriad mobile apps as well.
  • CBS Philly, 1.8.19 – Parx
    Casino Wraps Up First Day of Sports Betting

    • Gamblers
      in our area have another place to bet on the defending Super Bowl champs
      and other teams. Parx Casino just wrapped up its first day of sports
  • Go Erie, 1.9.19 – Erie
    casino hopes for February approval of sports betting

    • The
      Pennsylvania Casino Control Board meets Wednesday to consider final
      approval of the sale of Presque Isle Downs & Casino to the
      thoroughbred-racing giant Churchill Downs. If all goes as planned, the
      sale will officially close early Friday morning.

New York:

  • iGaming Business, 1.8.19
    York Senator files online poker bill

    • New
      York Senator Joseph Addabbo has launched a new bid to legalise online
      poker in the state, which seeks to block any company involved in the US
      iGaming market after December 31, 2006.




  • Sports Handle, 1.9.19 – Latest Virginia Sports Betting Bill Prohibits Wagering on College Sports
    • A new Virginia sports betting bill would completely prohibit betting on collegiate sports, tax operators at 10 percent of adjusted gross revenue and defines a “sports betting platform,” but does not otherwise appear to address mobile or online wagering. The bill is the second pre-filed in the Virginia General Assembly, which opens its new session today.

North Dakota:


  • No new federal updates
    to report.

Sports league

  • PlayUSA, 1.8.19 – Sports Betting Guide:
    The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs

    • With
      the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend in the books, the match-ups are now
      set for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. This weekend,
      the eight teams still in the hunt will square off with spots in
      the AFC and NFC Championship games hanging in the balance.


industry updates:

  • No new overall industry updates to report.