- The Washington Post, 7.9.19 – C. Council Approves No-Bid Sports Gambling Contract
- The D.C. Council approved a sole source contract Tuesday for the Greek gaming company Intralot to manage a lucrative online sports betting and lottery program in the nation’s capital.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.9.19 – DC Council Votes To Award Sports Betting Contract To Intralot Despite Public Concern
- More than six months after passing an enabling law, the District of Columbia is finally on the road to regulated sports betting. Council members voted on Tuesday to approve the sole-source, no-bid contract covering lottery and sports betting operations for the next five years.
- Sports Handle, 7.9.19 – C. Council Approves Controversial Mobile Sports Betting Contract With Intralot
- A resolution passed in the D.C. Council on Tuesday evening that sole-sourced the district’s mobile sports betting contract to Intralot, despite strenuous objection from several members regarding ethical concerns surrounding the Greek gaming company’s relationship with an embattled council member.
- Play Pennsylvania, 7.8.19 – Parx Casino Already Counting Down To July 15 Online Casino Launch
- On Monday, Parx Casino instituted a countdown clock on its website counting down to the minute when players can finally play online slots and table games in Pennsylvania. According to the site, 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, is when the era of PA online gambling sites finally begins.
- Play WV, 7.10.19 – West Virginia Sportsbooks Treading Water Waiting For Online Betting To Return
- West Virginia sports betting is in a difficult place. With only a few months remaining until both the college football and the NFL season kickoff, the Mountain State is still without an online sports betting platform.
- Top US Bets, 7.9.19 – West Virginia Handle, Revenue Drop As Bettors Await Mobile
- The West Virginia sports betting market saw a dip in overall revenue for the period encompassing most of June.
- Gambling Compliance, 7.10.19 – Indiana Staying In Sports-Betting Fast Lane [subscription paywall]
- Indiana regulators have declined to include an official data mandate in draft rules for sports wagering that they expect to adopt in August, but officials are leaving the door ajar for data restrictions to be applied in the future.
- PokerFuse, 7.9.19 – New York Is Straddling The Line Of Online Gambling
- With the New York state legislature officially adjourned for the year, the state of online gambling is left hanging in the balance until next year.
- KTIV, 7.8.19 – Public Meeting Set For Thursday On Iowa Sports Betting Rules
- Last month, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved projects for several Iowa casinos including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City and Grand Falls Casino in Larchwood. The commission also posted a set of rules which would govern how sports betting is to be conducted in the state.
Sports League News:
- NJ, 7.9.19 – Why Sports Betting Freaked Out Some Major League Baseball Players
- Eight states have already regulated sports betting and nearly a dozen more could be on the way one year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a longtime ban and allowed states to legalize sports gambling within their borders. That has sparked concern from officials in every sports league, and baseball is no exception.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Gaming Intelligence, 7.10.19 – SBTech Sportbook Goes Live In Third US State
- Betting technology provider SBTech has gone live in its third US state following the launch of sports betting at Churchill Downs’ Oaklawn Racetrack and Casino in Arkansas.
Overall Industry News:
- CNBC, 7.10.19 – Making A Wager? Half Of Americans Live In States Soon To Offer Sports Gambling
- Since the SCOTUS decision in May 2018 that ended the Las Vegas monopoly on U.S.-based legal sportsbook, sports betting laws have passed or are pending in 13 states, and 35 states are considering it.
- Play USA, 7.9.19 – What Is Sports Betting’s Impact Since The Demise Of PASPA?
- The release of the annual survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA) into the health of the commercial casino industry is always a much-anticipated affair. However, this wasn’t just any old year. It was the AGA’s first State of the States report covering the period following the US Supreme Court repealing PASPA. This was the 1992 federal law that restricted unfettered sports wagering to Nevada.
- CNBC, 7.8.19 – Vici Properties CEO Talks Sports Betting And Real Estate With Jim Cramer
- Vici Propeties CEO Ed Pitoniak discusses the state of sports betting and explains why the company focuses on downtown properties.