- Sports Handle, 7.5.19 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: Maine Derailed, Arkansas Launch, More
- Arkansas joins the club as Maine’s Governor gets cold feet.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.8.19 – The Week In Sports Betting: Arkansas Shifts Into First; Maine Stuck In Neutral
- We actually have a fair amount to cover in this Monday morning recap, including a sudden situation in northern New England and the launch of the first new market in 2019.
- Sports Handle, 7.3.19 – Indiana Could Block Mobile Betting At Sports Venues
- Under proposed sports betting regulations released this week by the IGC, a professional sports league or the NCAA, which is headquartered in the state in Indianapolis, could seek to create a temporary sports betting “dead zone” at a venue, made possible by geolocation technology.
- Boston Herald, 7.5.19 – Time To Get Into The Lottery Game
- This Monday, Mass Lottery Executive Director Michael Sweeney and State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg appeared before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure to make the pitch for online options for most of its gaming offerings.
- Belleville News-Democrat, 7.5.19 – Illinois’ Gaming Expansion Is Law. When Will We See Sports Betting, More Video Gambling?
- Just because Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a massive gaming expansion into law, it doesn’t mean people can wager on St. Louis Cardinals games right away.
- Sports Handle, 7.3.19 – Maine Legal Sports Betting On Hold As Governor Demurs On Passage
- On Tuesday the deadline came and went for Maine Governor Janet Mills to sign L.D. 553, a bill passed by both chambers of the legislature on the last day of the session on June 19 that would legalize sports wagering in retail sportsbooks and online statewide.
- Legal Sports Report, 7.5.19 – Opinion On Overseeing Ohio Sports Betting Offers Obstinate Obstacle
- Ohio is at an impasse in determining the regulatory body for sports betting in the state.
- The Washington Post, 7.5.19 – Choosing Subcontracts Based On their Political Connections Has Become Acceptable In D.C.
- The proposed $215 million contract to oversee sports gambling pending before the D.C. Council will channel up to $116 million over five years to a small circle of politically connected D.C. companies billed as subcontractors.
- Poker News, 7.5.19 – Inside Gaming: Puerto Rico Lawmakers Pass Sports Betting Legislation
- Lawmakers in Puerto Rico have voted in favor of a measure to legalize both online gambling and sports betting in Puerto Rico, with only a signature from Governor Ricardo Roselló now needed for the law to pass. That step is expected, as Roselló has already expressed his support.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- The Press of Atlantic City, 7.5.19 – Golden Nugget Poised To Make Internet Gaming History
- Golden Nugget Atlantic City could become the first land-based casino in the country whose internet gaming revenue matches or exceeds earnings from tables and slots.
Overall Industry News:
- Variety, 7.3.19 – Survey: Legalization of Sports Gambling Could Lead to Increased Sports Viewing
- An exclusive study conducted for Variety by Prodege, a leading market research panel, found that being able to gamble on sports drives interest in watching more sport events in place of other types of TV content.