Industry News of the Day for June 10, 2020
- Online Poker Report, 6.9.20 – Nevada, Pennsylvania Casino Reopenings Put Biggest US Gambling Markets Back In Business
- The US gambling industry is well on its way back, with the return of Nevada casinos on June 4 marking a huge step forward.
- Sports Handle, 6.9.20 – The Future Of Sports Betting: Product Innovation And Startup Verticals
- There are times of incredible growth ahead of the sports betting industry. There are also a complicated web of factors representing simultaneous opportunity and challenge for stakeholders.
- Los Angeles Times, 6.9.20 – Tribal Casinos Sue California For More Time To Qualify Legal Sports Betting Measure Amid Coronavirus
- A coalition of California Native American tribes sued the state Tuesday seeking more time to qualify a sports betting initiative for the statewide ballot, arguing that the state‘s coronavirus shutdown kept them from collecting voter signatures in recent months.
- Sports Handle, 6.9.20 – California Sports Betting Bill On Pause, But Appears To Have Momentum
- California lawmakers seem intent on moving legal sports betting forward in the state despite continued heavy tribal opposition.
- Legal Sports Report, 6.9.20 – California Tribes File Lawsuit, Restart Signatures On Sports Betting Initiative
- While a California sports betting bill was front and center Tuesday in the Senate Appropriations Committee, the state’s Indian tribes showed that they aren’t done pushing for their own initiative to make the ballot.
- Legal Sports Report, 6.9.20 – California Sports Betting Bill Gets Suspenseful At New Hearing
- The Senate Appropriations Committee placed SCA 6 into the Suspense File, where the California sports betting bill will wait to be acted upon June 18.
- Gambling Compliance, 6.10.20 – California Tribes Sue For Extra Time To Qualify Sports-Betting Ballot Initiative (subscription paywall)
- While a Senate committee set aside a decision on a bill legalizing mobile betting until next week, a coalition of California tribes behind a separate ballot initiative filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a state judge to make sure they have more time to gather signatures.
- PlayCA, 6.9.20 – California Sports Betting Is Still Alive After Another Committee Hearing
- If the full California Senate voting on a sports betting bill is the drama, then the overture is now playing. A Senate committee has put the amendment proposal in position for such consideration.
- Gambling Compliance, 6.10.20 – Atlantic City Casinos Pin Their Hopes On Fourth Of July Reopening (subscription paywall)
- Already devastated by a three-month lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, Atlantic City’s casinos still do not know if they will be open for business by the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
- PlayNJ, 6.9.20 – Will Bally’s New Owner Join The Hot Online Gambling Market In New Jersey?
- Twin River Worldwide Holdings (TRWH) is moving forward with the purchase of Bally’s Atlantic City.
- PlayPennsylvania, 6.9.20 – ‘Have A Game Plan’ To Gamble Responsibly As Casinos And Sports Betting Return To PA
- The virus-induced constriction of gambling options in Pennsylvania is coming to a close. How that will affect compulsive gamblers in the longterm remains to play out, experts say.
- Penn Bets, 6.9.20 – Casinos Begin Seeing A Stream Of Masked, Socially Distanced Customers
- The first sign that things are different at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino from pre-pandemic days is a literal sign, outside the garage elevator: “All guests must have a mask to enter casino.”
- SBC Americas, 6.10.20 – DC Lottery Sports Betting Platform Pushed Back Until 2021
- Despite having gone live with a soft launch in late May following a raft of delays, the DC Lottery’s sports betting platform Gambet DC has now been set back further following the revelation that its retail sites will not be fully operational until 2021.
- PlayWV, 6.9.20 – WV Sports Betting May Revenue Report: It Can Only Go Up From Here
- Although West Virginia sportsbooks have seen a rise in wagers in the last few weeks, the state’s overall handle remains just fractions of where it could be.
- PlayMichigan, 6.9.20 – MI Gaming Board Says 15% Occupancy, No Smoking Or Poker At Detroit Casinos
- The heads of Detroit’s three commercial casinos said Monday morning that they are ready to proceed with reopening plans once given the go-ahead.
- PlayMichgian, 6.9.20 – Still Closed, Detroit Casinos Report 51.6% Revenue Slide
- The absence of numbers for May and the ugly year-over-year totals are in for the closed Detroit casinos.
- PlayIA, 6.9.20 – Iowa Legislature Votes To ban Use Of Credit Cards At Sportsbooks
- Iowa lawmakers voted last week to outlaw credit card deposits at the state’s still-nascent casino sportsbooks.
- Gaming Intelligence, 6.10.20 – Iowa Online Sports Bets Climb To $7M In May (subscription paywall)
- Iowa’s 13 licensed online sportsbooks collected total wagers of $7m in May as the state’s land-based casinos remained shuttered during the month due to COVID-19.
- PlayIndiana, 6.9.20 – Indiana Casinos Are About To Open: Here’s Everything You Need To Know Before You Go
- Indiana casinos have a firm reopening date of June 15.
- The Colorado Sun, 6.9.20 – Colorado Casinos Are Expecting High Demand As They Reopen Next Week With A Host Of Coronavirus Changes
- The state’s larger casinos in Black Hawk hope to welcome more than 175 gamblers, the cap set by state health officials for indoor capacity. Gambling tables won’t be allowed.
- US Bets, 6.9.20 – Colorado’s Sky Ute Become First To Launch Statewide Tribal Sports Betting App
- The quick-growing Colorado online sports betting market added a significant new player Tuesday when the Sky Ute Casino Resort announced it will go online with its Sky Ute SportsBook.
- PlayColorado, 6.9.20 – Cripple Creek Casinos Can Reopen June 15, With Restrictions
- Teller County is now clear to reopen casinos in Cripple Creek.
- Legal Sports Report, 6.9.20 – Sooner, Sooners? Oklahoma Sports Betting Closer After Surprise Federal Move
- Once a longshot, tribal Oklahoma sports betting received a major boost from the federal government this week.
- iGB North America, 6.10.20 – Controversial OK Betting Compact Approved By DOI
- The controversial tribal gaming compacts that give two Oklahoma tribes rights to offer sports betting in the state have been approved by the US Department of the Interior (DOI), according to state Governor Kevin Stitt.
- PlayUSA, 6.9.20 – Las Vegas Casinos Have Begun Reopening – And Here’s What The Scene Is Like
- Casinos on the Vegas Strip opened at 8 a.m. and later on June 4. After a quick temperature check at many casinos, gamblers rushed in to place their first bets inside of a casino in nearly three months.
- Gambling.Com, 6.9.20 – Oregon Sees Boost In May Sports Betting Despite Limitations
- Oregon’s May total sports betting handle of $7,290,190 was an increase of 64.5% over April’s $4,430,648.
- Gaming Intelligence, 6.10.20 – Oregon Lottery Generates $7.3M From Online Sports Betting In May (subscription paywall)
- The Oregon Lottery has reported turnover of $7.3m from its SBTech-powered Score Board online sports betting operation in May.