Industry News of the Day for July 23, 2021
iDEA Growth Member News:
- iGB North America, 7.23.21: PointsBet launches online gaming in New Jersey
- Online gaming operator PointsBet has launched its igaming platform within the state of New Jersey, having received clearance from the New Jersey Department of Gaming Enforcement to do so.
- SBC Americas, 7.23.21: PointsBet launches igaming platform in New Jersey
- Online gaming operator PointsBet has launched its igaming platform in the state of New Jersey, the second jurisdiction for the online casino product following its inaugural igaming operations launch in Michigan in May.
- iGB North America, 7.22.21: Golden Nugget Online Gaming launches first live dealer games in Michigan
- Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has received authorization from the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) to launch the first online live dealer games in the state.
- iGB North America, 7.22.21: Penn National Gaming announces multi-year Nascar partnership
- Penn National Gaming has announced a multi-year agreement between its subsidiary Penn Interactive and Nascar within the state of Arizona.
- iGB North America, 7.22.21: Bally’s Interactive and Sportradar sign five-year betting deal
- Bally’s Corporation’s digital division, Bally’s Interactive, has signed a new five-year US sports betting partnership with Sportradar.
- SBC Americas, 7.23.21: Record H1 gains for Kindred Group as customers return to a full sports schedule
- Kindred Group Plc, which operates in the US sports betting sector via the Unibet brand, has registered record gains across its H1 metrics, following what it described as an ‘exceptionally strong business period’ in its latest financial update.
- Quartz, 7.20.21: Betting on the Olympics is open for the first time to millions of Americans
- Until recently, only Nevada offered legal sports betting in the US. But a 2018 ruling by the US Supreme Court changed the American sports landscape forever by striking down a 1992 federal law effectively banning sports betting in most of the country. The ruling, coming just three months after the Winter Olympics held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, means this year’s Games in Japan will be the first in which Americans no longer have to travel to Las Vegas to wager on the Olympics.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.21.21: AGA FINDS 20 MILLION AMERICANS PLAN ON OLYMPICS BETTING
- With the Tokyo Olympic Games starting Friday, the American Gaming Association released data estimating 20.1 million people plan to bet on this year’s Olympics.
- US Bets, 7.22.21: In The Midst Of A Glorious Rebound, Las Vegas Casinos Are Faced With COVID Concerns Again
- Springtime was good for the Las Vegas casino industry, as customer visits and gaming revenue across Nevada reached pre-pandemic and even historic levels in May.
- Boston Globe, 7.22.21: House passes bill legalizing sports betting
- The state House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would legalize sports betting in Massachusetts, allowing people 21 and older to place wagers on professional and collegiate athletic events.
- Mass Live, 7.22.21: Massachusetts House passes sports betting bill; deal with Senate before fall unlikely
- Massachusetts lawmakers and gambling analysts found themselves in familiar territory Thursday night as the House overwhelmingly passed a bill to legalize sports betting.
- com, 7.23.21: The Mass. House passed a sports betting bill. It faces an uncertain reception — and timeline — in the Senate.
- The Mass. House passed a sports betting bill (H. 3977) by a 156-3 margin on Thursday, sending the bill to the Senate where it faces an uncertain future.
- Sports Handle, 7.22.21: Massachusetts House Overwhelmingly Passes Sports Betting Bill
- The Massachusetts House passed a sports betting bill by a 156-3 margin after 20 minutes of legislators backslapping each other over what a great bill they created, which was immediately followed by five hours of recess as amendments were dealt with behind closed doors.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.22.21: MA SPORTS BETTING PASSES HOUSE BUT WILL SENATE STALL AGAIN?
- The MA sports betting story took a familiar step Thursday, gaining House approval and putting the onus on the Senate.
- iGB North America, 7.23.21: Sports wagering bill passed by Massachusetts House
- A bill that aims to introduce sports betting in Massachusetts has been passed by the state House and referred to the Committee on Senate Ways and Means in a major development for sports wagering in the state.
- Sports Handle, 7.22.21: Arizona Regulator Poised To Approve Final Sports Betting Rules
- The Arizona Department of Gaming released its final draft event wagering rules late Wednesday with plans to approve them at a meeting set for 10 a.m. local time Friday. The latest proposed rules include an aggressive application timeline, and the ADG is aiming to open the application window Monday. According to the ADG website, the regulator is still aiming to launch sports betting operators on Sept. 9, the first day of the 2021 NFL season.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.23.21: FINAL DRAFT OF ARIZONA SPORTS BETTING RULES READIES LAUNCHES
- The Arizona Department of Gaming released its final set of proposed Arizona sports betting rules Wednesday evening.
- Chicago Sun-Times, 7.21.21: Alderman wants to lift ban on sports betting in Chicago
- The Cubs’ partnership with DraftKings could put Major League Baseball’s first stadium sportsbook at Wrigley Field. But first, the City Council must lift the ban on sports betting in Chicago. Ald. Walter Burnett, whose ward includes the United Center, wants to do just that.
- Sports Handle, 7.22.21: Chicago Alderman Introduces Ordinance To Lift Ban On Sports Betting
- Sports betting has been legal in Illinois for more than two years since Gov. JB Pritzker signed a massive gaming expansion bill in June 2019. People around the state have been wagering both in person and online, quickly raising the national sports betting profile of Illinois as it has generated more than $4.6 billion in handle since March 2020 and ranked No. 2 nationally among states in both April and May.
- Play Illinois, 7.22.21: NEW ORDINANCE WOULD LIFT CHICAGO SPORTS BETTING BAN, A KEY STEP TOWARD IN-STADIUM SPORTSBOOKS
- Alderman Walter Burnett (27th) is introducing an ordinance that would lift the sports betting ban in Chicago. That would pave the way for retail sportsbooks at Wrigley Field, the United Center, etc.
- Sports Handle, 7.22.21: As New York Mobile Sports Betting Process Intensifies, Tribes’ Status Hangs In Balance
- When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s team sat down at the negotiating table with legislative leaders on a deal this spring that will bring mobile sports betting to the Empire State, the sides remained at an impasse on a key provision involving tribal gaming entities.
- SBC Americas, 7.23.21: Virginia Lottery approves permanent casino gaming regulations
- Virginia Lottery has approved proposed plans for regulations which would see casino gaming enter the state.