Industry News of the Day for June 10, 2021

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  • Penn Bets, 6.9.21: Legislative Proposal Would Open Esports To Wagering In Pennsylvania For First Time 
    • Pennsylvania would join other states recognizing the growing popularity of eSports by legalizing sports betting on it under a bill introduced Tuesday. HB 1580, sponsored by Philadelphia Democrat Rep. Ed Neilson, was referred to the House Gaming Oversight Committee. There is no indication whether it is likely to move forward in the Republican-controlled legislature. 


  • Legal Sports Report, 6.9.21: Louisiana Sports Betting Bill Down To Final Chances 
    • Louisiana sports betting legislation is in a race for passage before the end of the session. While Gov. John Bel Edwards already signed HB 697, two other pieces of LA sports betting legislation are still in progress. The session ends Thursday. 


  • Legal Sports Report, 6.9.21: Wyoming Sports Betting On Track For September Launch With Rules Move 
    • The Wyoming Gaming Commission rolled through its fifth draft of sports betting rules with relatively little discussion and approved the rules for submission to Gov. Mark Gordon. The draft then enters a 45-day public comment period before the commission addresses any other rule changes for sports betting in Wyoming. 





  • Play Tenn, 6.9.21: Tennessee’s Responsible Gaming Hotline Calls Are On The Decline 
    • Six months after sports betting’s launch in Tennessee, calls to the Tennessee REDLINE, the state-specific hotline for gambling addiction resources, are beginning to level out. The organization reports a decline in calls across multiple categories. 


  • SBC, 6.10.21: Illinois Becomes No.2 In US Sports Betting Despite April Revenue Fall 
    • Illinois became the second biggest US sports betting state in April, despite suffering the steepest month-on-month decline in sports wagering volume in the young market’s history. Alongside New Jersey it becomes only the second state to achieve an April handle of more than $500m. 
  • Legal Sports Report, 6.9.21: Illinois Sports Betting Latest Market To Report April Slowdown 
    • Sports betting revenue also fell, albeit at a much lower rate of 1.6% to $43.6 million, according to the state report. That brought hold up to 8.1%, the highest it’s been for IL sportsbooks since January. 

South Dakota: 

  • Legal Sports Report, 6.9.21: South Dakota Sports Betting Rules Push Forward 
    • The Legislative Rules Review Committee gave its OK to the Commission on Gaming’s proposed rules for sports betting in South Dakota. The Commission on Gaming will hold a public hearing to adopt additional sports wagering rules on July 14. 

North Carolina: 

  • The Richmond Observer, 6.9.21: Sponsors Of N.C. Sports Betting Legislation Hope For Discussions This Month 
    • Senate Bill 688, sponsored by Sens. Jim Perry, R-Wayne, and Paul Lowe, D-Forsyth, was referred to the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate on April 8 and has sat there since. As previously reported by Carolina Journal, that legislation aims to authorize and regulate sports betting in North Carolina beyond the tribal casinos, with the revenue primarily going to schools and economic development.