Industry News of the Day for July 8, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • Legal Sports Report, 7.8.22 – Keep Your Two Blocks: FanDuel Launches DC Sports Betting Without Mobile
    • The FanDuel Sportsbook at Audi Field will enjoy a grand opening Friday, more than a year after the company applied for its DC sports betting license.
  • Play CA, 7.8.22 – Growth Of Online Gambling Drives IT Innovation
    • Online gambling is the brainchild of technology. Its very existence came from key developments in information technology. The industry has grown to such proportions that now online gambling’s evolution drives IT innovation.
  • Penn Bets, 7.7.22- Tech Startup Gives BetPARX The Means To Personalize Betting Options
    • Let’s say you’re an Eagles fan with a proclivity to bet on NFL football more than any other sport, and a proven interest in betting pre-game player props as your favorite type of wager — especially for a televised game you’re planning to watch. What if your mobile sports betting app could factor in all that information and use it to personalize and streamline the betting process? What if the day before the Eagles’ opener against the Detroit Lions on Sept. 11, the first thing showing up on your app’s screen isn’t a long list of different sports, but the option to bet the over/under on DeVonta Smith’s receptions in Sunday’s game? [Parx Interactive]


  • Sports Handles, 7.7.22 – Tribes: Sovereignty At Risk From California Commercial Digital Wagering Initiative
    • Proposition 27, the California initiative backed by commercial operators to legalize digital sports betting, continues to take a beating from many of the state’s tribes. On Thursday, the lobbyist group Californians for Tribal Sovereignty and Safe Gaming held an online press conference during which Chairman Daniel Salgado of the Cahuilla Band of Indians stated that tribal sovereignty and self-determination will be at risk should the proposition pass.
  • Play CA, 7.7.22 – Atwater City Leader Favors Tribal Act Over Online Sports Betting
    • An Atwater council member recently received a Google alert. It said he opposed the tribal gaming initiative on California’s November ballot. He had, in fact, offered no position. Soon after, though, he made it clear. City Councilman Brian Raymond favors the Legalize Sports Betting on American Indian Lands Initiative.


  • Play Illinois, 7.7.22 – Which Online Casino Games Could Be Coming To Illinois?
    • Illinois will be overflowing with online casino options if the state legalizes iGaming in 2023. All sorts of traditional casino options would become available for gamblers around the state. That would include games like slot machines, blackjack, roulette and poker.


  • Legal Sports Report, 7.7.22 – Maine Sports Betting Rules Slowly Taking Shape
    • Milton Champion is still hesitant to set a start date for Maine sports betting. Champion, the executive director of the Maine Gambling Control Unit, told LSR this week he is working on the ME sports betting rules, which stretch at least 15 chapters. Champion also said he has had “introductory” meetings with a variety of industry stakeholders.


  • MI Bets, 7.7.22 – Native American Gaming Profits Help Lead The Name Change Charge
    • Four Michigan school districts will see their team names and mascots change, thanks in no small part to the wild success of sports betting and online casinos in the state. The Native American Heritage Fund will be doling out almost $480,000 in grant money — most of which comes from gambling profits — to help these districts switch out their former nicknames and mascots for more culturally sensitive replacements.


  • Play Ohio, 7.7.22 – Training Series Starts For Professionals Treating Problem Gambling
    • Since Ohio’s four casinos and seven racinos opened, the state’s number of problem gamblers has doubled, according to the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio. To help combat the issue, the PGNO has launched a training series that helps mental health professionals treat problem gamblers.
  • Play Ohio, 7.5.22 – Lawmakers Urge DOJ To Prosecute Illegal Sportsbooks
    • A bipartisan group of lawmakers has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking the Justice Department to prosecute offshore sportsbooks. The letter comes six months before Ohio is set to offer sports betting. Legal sportsbooks will be available to Ohioans on Jan. 1.