Industry News of the Day for July 13, 2020

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Betting USA, 7.9.20 – Rhode Island Mobile Sports Betting Takes Overdue Step Forward (iDEA Growth mentioned)
    • Rhode Island’s in-person sports betting requirement will likely end as soon as this month, curtailing a policy industry stakeholders decry as a handicap to legal betting and a boon to unregulated bookmakers.

iDEA Growth Member News:

Industry News:

  • Sports Handle, 7.11.20 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: Rhode Island, Denver Broncos, More
    • Here’s the weekend (or fashionably late) Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top U.S. sports betting stories, highlighting some fresh news, and rounding up key stories.
  • SBC Americas, 7.10.20 – Content Will Be King As Sports Come Back With A Bang In July
    • When FanDuel Group and SportsGrid announced their strategic partnership last month, one of the major talking points of the deal was the effect it would have on content, specifically that both parties will be creating more than 50 hours of original content for their customers a month.

New Jersey:

Rhode Island:

New Hampshire:

  • WMUR, 7.11.20 – NH Lottery Sales Rebound After Taking Huge Hut Due To Pandemic
    • New Hampshire Lottery officials say like most industries, they felt the impact of the pandemic earlier this year, but things started to bounce back as businesses reopened. They’re also seeing success with iLottery, where there’s been a 110% increase in sales year over year.

West Virginia:



  • PlayIA, 7.10.20 – Doubling Up: June Sports Betting Handle In Iowa Nearly Twice Previous Months
    • While there are still lingering concerns about the status of sports, there is good news for sportsbooks in the Hawkeye State. Iowa sports betting handle in June was almost twice as good as the month before.
  • Sioux City Journal, 7.13.20 – Sports Betting Proves To Be Payoff For Iowa Casinos
    • Financial reports issued by the state Racing & Gaming Commission show Iowans wagered about $368 million in fiscal 2020 on the outcome of professional and collegiate sports competition — more than $223.6 million done online — even though much of the activity was shut down starting in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.