Industry News of the Day for July 10, 2019

Industry News of the Day for July 10, 2019

Washington, D.C.:

  • 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.

Pennsylvania:

  • 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.

West Virginia:

Indiana:

  • 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.

New York:

Iowa:

  • 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.

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