Industry News of the Day for June 11, 2019

Industry News of the Day for June 11, 2019

New York:

  • AP, 6.10.19 – New York Approves Sports Betting In 4 Upstate Casinos
    • Gambling regulators in New York have voted to allow sports betting at four upstate casinos. The state’s Gaming Commission approved regulations Monday that will permit wagers at Resorts World Catskills in Monticello, Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady, Tioga Downs in the Southern Tier and Del Lago Resort and Casino in the Finger Lakes.
  • Sports Handle, 6.11.19 – Legal Sports Betting Officially Coming To Upstate New York Casinos
    • The accessibility drawbacks are twofold, but nevertheless, legal sports betting is coming to New York, the fourth most populous state in the U.S. On Monday, with little conversation, the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) voted 6-0 to approve regulations for legal sports betting — on-premises only — at four Upstate New York casinos.
  • CNY Central, 6.10.19 – Sports Betting Now Legal At Four Casinos Across New York State
    • Sports are part of our culture. We wear our team colors, cheer on the players and in some states can even bet on them. The past year has seen a domino effect when it comes to legalizing sports gambling across the country.

Pennsylvania:

  • Play PA, 6.10.19 – Fly High Or Flop Hard: Why PA Online Gambling Will Exceed Expectations
    • The US Supreme Court struck down PASPA, clearing the way for states to sanction and regulate sports betting. Pennsylvania entered the new world prepared, having passed a 2017 gambling expansion law to legalize sports betting and online casinos.
  • Online Poker Report, 6.10.19 – Let The Big Dog Play: Parx Ready For Pennsylvania Online Gambling
    • The addition of online gambling and sports betting has Pennsylvania casinos ready to play ball in the Commonwealth. But which are best-positioned to take advantage of the chance? In this series, we explore the prospects for the PA online gambling industry and what to expect from each of its participants. Previously: Mohegan Sun and SugarHouse.

Oregon:

  • Sports Handle, 6.10.19 – Oregon Senators Trying To Kill Sports Betting
    • As staff at the Oregon Lottery is busy developing regulations so it can offer sports betting games this fall, down the road in Salem, at least two lawmakers are making moves to ban sports betting. The latest move came Friday when Senator Mark Hass (D-District 14) filed an amendment that would ban sports betting on mobile devices.

Tennessee:

  • Sports Handle, 6.10.19 – Does Tennessee’s Sports Betting Data Mandate Enjoy Antitrust Immunity?
    • In late April, Tennessee legalized sports wagering with a provision requiring to-be licensees to use “official league data” in connection with live wagering, becoming the first state to put the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball in the win column on that point. But will this mandate survive (inevitable) legal challenges?

Overall Industry News:

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer, 6.10.19 – States Should Embrace ‘National Safety Exchange’ To Safeguard Online Sports Gambling
    • The eyes of the sports gaming world will be on Atlantic City this week when the East Coast Gaming Congress opens Wednesday. Among those speaking will be New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy — the “Murphy” in Murphy vs. NCAA, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow legalized gambling on professional and amateur sports in any state.
  • Online Poker Report, 6.10.19 – Apple’s Crackdown On Gambling Apps: ‘It’s Going To Hurt A Lot Of People’
    • Apple dropped a bombshell last week when it announced iOS gambling apps now have to be built natively rather than as HTML container apps. Building and maintaining container apps, otherwise known in tech circles as “wrappers,” rather than doing it natively is a cheaper and quicker way for gambling brands to deploy apps and gain access to Apple’s App Store.
  • Sports Business Daily (subscription paywall), 6.10.19 – On My Mind: Scout Sports’ Carrie Skillman Talks Impact Of Sports Betting
    • We caught up with Carrie Skillman at the World Congress of Sports to find out what is the biggest sports industry issue that she is thinking about as VP at Scout Sports & Entertainment.