Industry News of the Day for July 1, 2019

Industry News of the Day for July 1, 2019

Industry News:

New Jersey:

California:

Illinois:

Washington, D.C.:

  • The Washington Post, 6.28.19 – Most Of The Districts $215 Million Sports Gambling Contract To Benefit Companies With Ties To City Hall
    • States that have legalized sports gambling have typically relied on seasoned operators of casinos, overseas sportsbooks or online fantasy leagues to launch their betting markets. But in the nation’s capital, the majority of a contract to oversee sports wagering — worth up to $215 million over five years — would go to a handful of local companies without an extensive record in the industry, under a deal pending approval before the D.C. Council.

Arkansas:

Indiana:

  • Greensburg Daily News, 6.29.19 – Online Sports Gambling Looms
    • It’s been more than a month since Gov. Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1015, opening the door to legal online sports betting in Indiana.
  • Fox 59, 6.29.19 – Hoosier Lottery To Study Effectiveness Of Online Games
    • The Hoosier Lottery is set to consider whether players in Indiana should be allowed to purchase tickets online for Powerball, Mega Millions and instant games, which could provide millions of dollars in gambling revenue as in bordering states.

Tennessee:

Federal News:

Overall Industry News:

  • Sports Handle, 6.28.19 – Sara Slane Leaving AGA To Start Own Advisory Firm
    • American Gaming Association Vice President of Public Affairs Sara Slane will be no longer be the face of the sports betting industry. The organization announced Friday that Slane, 39, is moving on to start her own strategic advisory firm with a focus on advising sports and media companies about gaming.
  • Law 360, 6.28.19 – Fantasy Users Likely To Place Sports Bets, Vice Versa: Study [subscription pay wall]
    • Despite some concerns after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for sports betting that it would overshadow fantasy sports, the businesses appear tied at the hip according to new research released by the Fantasy Sports and Gaming Association this Friday.