Industry News of the Day for July 29, 2019

Industry News of the Day for July 29, 2019

Industry News:

Pennsylvania:

  • Play Pennsylvania, 7.26.19 – GeoComply’s GeoGuard Gives PA iPhone Users An Online Gambling Lifeline
    • In June, Apple updated its app store’s terms of service, including some new rules for real-money gaming apps. It rocked the gaming industry, especially in Pennsylvania. As a result, online casinos and sports betting apps were largely unable to launch on an iOS platform.

North Carolina:

West Virginia:

Washington, D.C.:

  • WTOP, 7.26.19 – 1st DC Bars Submit Applications To Allow Sports Betting [Jeff Ifrah mentioned]
    • Three bars in D.C. have taken a necessary first step to allow sports betting. The D.C. Lottery hasn’t said yet whether it will allow bars to band together to create a shared gaming platform, which observers believe is the only financially feasible option.

Iowa:

  • The Gazette, 7.29.19 – Sports Betting In Iowa To Start Aug. 15 At Noon, If Rules Pass This Week
    • August 15 at noon. That’s when gamblers in Iowa can place their first legal wager on professional and college sports events or fantasy sports contests. That is, if all goes well Tuesday when the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is slated to approve rules for sports wagering and approve license applications made by 18 of Iowa’s 19 state-regulated casinos.
  • Telegraph Herald, 7.27.19 – State Regulators To Consider Aug. 15 Start For Sports Betting In Iowa
    • Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission members will convene for a special meeting on Tuesday, July 30, when they will consider authorizing “sports wagering and fantasy sports contests” in Iowa. If approved, these wagering activities could start in the state as early as noon Thursday, Aug. 15.

Washington:

*Illinois Steals Sports Betting Thunder From New York – Full Link