Industry News of the Day for July 27, 2020

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  • Legal Sports Report, 7.24.20 – Federal Handle Tax Targeted In New Bipartisan House Bill
    • The co-chairs of the recently-relaunched Congressional Gaming Congress introduced bipartisan legislation Friday to end the federal excise tax on legal sports bets.
  • iGB North America, 7.27.20 – Congressional Bill Aims To Scrap .25% Federal Handle Tax
    • Representatives and congressional Gaming Caucus co-chairs Dina Titus and Guy Reschenthaler have introduced a federal bill – HR7790 – to repeal the US’s 0.25% excise tax on sports wagering handle.
  • SBC Americas, 7.27.20 – AGA Welcomes Repeal Of Meaningless Tax On Sportsbooks
    • American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller has issued a statement on bipartisan legislation introduced late last week by Republicans Dina Titus and Guy Reschenthaler to repeal the federal excise and head taxes.

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  • Sports Handle, 7.26.20 – Suspension Of In-Person Registration Rule In Illinois Set To Expire
    • It appears to be back to the book for patrons interested in sports betting in Illinois. The Executive Order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker suspending the in-person provision to register for a mobile/online wagering account is on track to expire when the clock strikes midnight Sunday night/Monday morning.
  • Gambling Compliance, 7.27.20 – Remote Registration Halted For Illinois Sports Betting (subscription paywall)
    • Remote registration for mobile sports-wagering accounts in Illinois abruptly ended overnight as Governor J.B. Pritzker allowed an executive order temporarily suspending requirement for players to register in person at casinos to expire.


  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 7.25.20 – Appeal Filed Over Arkansas Casino Measure
    • A group seeking to expand casino gambling in more than a dozen Arkansas counties filed an appeal Friday of Secretary of State John Thurston’s decision to block the proposed constitutional amendment from appearing on the November ballot.