Industry News of the Day for July 19, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • MI Bets, 7.19.22 – FanDuel Launches Branded Live Dealer Studio In Michigan
    • FanDuel online casino fans in Michigan — as well as in Pennsylvania — now have a place to call their own, as the company launched a FanDuel-branded live dealer studio in both states, according to a press release. In partnership with Evolution, all of FanDuel’s live dealer games, including blackjack and roulette, will be streamed directly from the live dealer studios.
  • SBC Americas, 7.19.22 – PointsBet launches research into problem gambling response with NCPG
    • PointsBet has partnered with the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) to launch a research initiative focused on responsible gambling decision-making for online gambling operators. [Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet USA]
  • SBC Americas, 7.18.22 – FanDuel’s Amy Howe: Industry needs to encourage more women to wager on sports
    • FanDuel CEO Amy Howe wants to see more diversity in sports betting, as she believes the industry can do more to encourage more women to wager on sports.
  •, 7.18.22 – FanDuel Casino Push Expands With Branded Live Dealer Studios
    • The FanDuel Casino live dealer studio first welcomes players with its ambiance. Soft, blue lighting reminds online gamblers that they’re entering the brand’s space. Framed images of NBA and NFL players in action are outnumbered by FanDuel logos affixed to walls and nine dealer tables. Blue boundary lines mark the flooring that resembles a basketball court. [Kevin Hennessy, FanDuel Publicity Director]
  • Sports Handle, 7.18.22 – FanDuel Sportsbook Adds Quality Retail Option To D.C. Market
    • FanDuel Sportsbook at Audi Field is officially open, and early returns suggest the new retail location is a welcome addition to the Washington D.C., sports betting scene. With GambetDC offering an oft-criticized mobile app throughout much of the District, bettors looking for legal sports wagering options often turn to the jurisdiction’s retail locations. Those include Capital One Arena (Caesars), Nationals Park (BetMGM), and Grand Central (Elys Gaming), and now Audi Field joins the mix. [George Mustica, General Manager, FanDuel Sportsbook at Audi Field]
  • Play Pennsylvania, 7.18.22 – FanDuel Launches Branded Online Live Dealer Games in Pennsylvania As It Seeks to Capitalize on Sportsbook Cross-Sell
    • Pennsylvania online casinos have proven to be a hit with players as revenue has led the country in recent months. Ahead of the start college football and the NFL season, FanDuel is capitalizing on its brand recognition. They introduced the first FanDuel-branded Live Dealer games at PA online casinos. The branded live dealer games are also available in Michigan. [Kevin Hennessy, FanDuel Publicity Director]



  • Play CA, 7.19.22 – Attack Ads Intensify For And Against Props. 26 And 27
    • Californians are no strangers to extensive advertising campaigns on ballot measures. Spending for and against Props. 26 and 27 could break the bank this year. Less than four months before the election, attack ads on California sports betting initiatives are intensifying.


  • US Bets, 7.19.22 – All-Time Sports Betting Handle In Connecticut Surpasses $1 Billion
    • The state of Connecticut has officially surpassed $1 billion in all-time sports betting handle. The June revenue report shared by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection shows that, less than nine months after legalized sports betting launched in Connecticut in October 2021, that 10-figure benchmark has been cleared.


  • Sports Handle, 7.19.22 – Court Schedule Ensures No 2022 Resolution In Florida Compact Case
    • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 8 filed a brief and hearing schedule for a case surrounding legal sports betting in Florida and the validity of the Seminole Tribe’s compact with the state. The schedule ensures that the case won’t be resolved until at least 2023, which means no legal wagering in the state before then unless is comes via legislation, referendum, or initiative.

Washington, D.C.

  • iGB, 7.18.22 – Gambet is a “failed operation”, DC councilmember says
    • A council meeting in Washington DC has branded Gambet as a “failed operation” after the sports betting monopoly has failed to bring in its projected revenue. At a meeting on July 13, DC council chairperson Kenyan McDuffie said that Gambet’s issues were present from the time of launch.