Industry News of the Day for July 10, 2023

iDEA Growth Member News

  • Legal Sports Report: Gaming Attorney Jeff Ifrah On What’s Next For Florida Sports Betting After Court Ruling
    • The full ramifications from the Florida sports betting case are yet to be known but wagering remains illegal, for now at least.  Last week, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously overturned a District Court decision that blocked sports betting in the Sunshine State. “I don’t really see any reason for any delay in (the Seminoles’) ability to launch,” gaming attorney Jeff Ifrah told LSR following the decision. “I expect they will be able to launch before the NFL season.”

Industry News

  • CDC Gaming Reports: Nevada Regulators Warn Of Multi-Million-Dollar Nationwide Casino Scam
    • The Nevada Gaming Control Board Friday issued a warning to casinos of a still-evolving nationwide scam involving sophisticated “social-engineering tactics,” including the possible use of artificial intelligence. This marks the first public statement by state gaming regulators on the thefts, one of which netted $1.17 million from the Circa Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
  • PR Newswire: Jackpocket App Taps ‘Quiz Daddy’ Scott Rogowsky For New Live Game
    • Jackpocket lottery app, is teaming up with comedian and television personality Scott Rogowsky on the company’s first live game.* Known for being the original and wildly popular host of HQ Trivia, Rogowsky will serve as host and executive producer for Jackpocket Live, a brand new entertainment experience launching later this year on the Jackpocket app.


  • PlayUSA: California Committee Considers Lawsuit Best Way To Resolve Tribal-Cardroom Dispute
    • The California Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced a bill allowing Indian tribes to sue cardrooms to defend their exclusive gaming rights. Members of the Judiciary Committee voted 6-0 “do pass” on SB 549, buying into the tribal argument that providing tribes standing for a one-time lawsuit is the best way to resolve their longstanding dispute with cardrooms.


  • PlayFL: The New Battleground For Florida Sports Betting Could Be State Courts
    • While some believe anti-gambling groups were delivered a knock-out blow last week regarding sports betting in Florida, one legal expert believes a state lawsuit “is coming” in regards to the 2021 Seminole-Florida gambling compact. On June 30, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the compact, vacating a District Court’s decision in November 2021 that the deal violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.


  • PlayKentucky: Live Updates: Kentucky Officials Meet To Approve Sports Betting Regulations
    • Kentucky will take a major step toward launching its sports betting industry this week. At 12:15 p.m. ET on Monday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is meeting to review, vote on and, likely, approve the set of emergency regulations that will govern the launch of sports betting in Kentucky later this year.


New York

  • PlayNY: Despite Downturn, NY Sports Betting Still Ahead of 2022’s Record-Setting Pace
    • Legal online sports betting in New York set records in 2022 and quickly became the nation’s largest market. Through the first six months of 2023, the Empire State is on pace to shatter last year’s numbers. According to data released Friday by the New York State Gaming Commission, bettors wagered over $1.16 billion online in June. Last month’s figure represents a nearly 11% increase over June 2022.

North Carolina


  • PlayTexas: A Breakdown Of All 23 Proposed Gambling Bills During 2023 Texas Legislature
    • The 88th Texas Legislature came and went without legalizing any of the Texas sports betting and casino gambling laws. Friends and foes of the state’s poker rooms and gaming failed to get legislation passed this session. They will now have to wait until 2025 to get laws signed that would enable Texans to participate in any form of gambling. For the first time, pro-gambling legislation was approved by the House of Representatives, only to have the proposed bill die in the Senate.