- Sports Handle, 7.26.19 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: OK Tribes ‘Ready’ To Talk, FD Launches In PA, More
- Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of sports at large. You may have missed them, and they are worth reading.
- Gambling Compliance, 7.29.19 – Illinois Steals Sports-Betting Thunder From New York [subscription paywall]*
- This was supposed to be the year of New York when it comes to online sports betting, but in a big surprise Illinois has moved into the spotlight largely because of an aggressive new governor.
- 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.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.26.19 – Tar Heel Born: North Carolina Sports Betting Becomes Law
- Sports betting is officially legal in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper signed S 154 into law on Friday, making his state the seventh to pass a sports betting bill this year.
- AP News, 7.26.19 – Governor Signs Bill Allowing Cherokee Sports Betting
- North Carolina’s governor has signed legislation allowing an American Indian tribe to offer sports and horse wagering at its two casinos.
- WV Metro News, 7.28.19 – Myers: Draft Rules Being Developed For Online Gaming
- The West Virginia Lottery hopes to have emergency rules filed by next summer that would govern online casino gaming.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Columbian, 7.28.19 – In Our View: You Can Bet Legislature Will Eye Sports Wagering
- Washington lawmakers managed to avoid the question of legalized sports betting during this year’s session, but the issue is unlikely to go away.