Industry News of the Day for June 11, 2021

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New York: 

  • US Bets, 6.11.21: Exclusive: NY’s Total Sports Betting Handle Is Just $231.1 Million  
    • One of the mysteries of the nascent sports betting industry in the United States has been the handle originating from New York. The Empire State launched retail sports wagering in July 2019, and it is currently available at four non-tribal casinos north of Manhattan. 


  • Beloit Daily News, 6.10.21: Louisiana Lawmakers OK Sports Betting Rules, Send To Edwards 
    • Months after most Louisiana voters agreed to legalize sports betting, lawmakers Thursday gave final passage to rules that will allow wagering through sports book sites, mobile apps and kiosk locations in parishes where voters supported the activity. 
  • Legal Sports Report, 6.10.21: Louisiana Sports Betting Bills Squeak Through On Last Day Of Session 
    • Senators passed the main Louisiana sports betting regulatory bill, SB 247. Following a conference committee, the Senate also passed SB 142, which appropriates revenue from sports betting. The bills now head to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who signed HB 697 earlier this week. 


  • CBS Bost, 6.10.21: Hearing On Legalized Sports Betting Planned At Massachusetts State House 
    • It’s been more than two years since Gov. Charlie Baker announced plans to legalize professional sports betting in Massachusetts. But the Commonwealth still has yet to join neighboring New Hampshire and Rhode Island in allowing people to gamble on sports legally. 
  • Legal Sports Report, 6.11.21: Massachusetts Sports Betting Bills Finally Get Hearing Next Week 
    • The Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday to discuss MA sports betting proposals. There are 19 bills on the agenda as senators and representatives have continued to file bills since the beginning of the year. 



  • Legal Sports Report, 6.10.21: Decision Time: Final CT Sports Betting Skin Bidding Period Closes 
    • The Connecticut Lottery is on the clock as the window to bid for the final CT sports betting skin closes at 2 p.m. Friday. The Lottery formally asked four sportsbooks to submit binding bids for the RFP after receiving 15 responses during the request for qualifications period. 



  • Play Ohio, 6.10.21: Ohio Senate Makes Changes To Sports Betting Bill, Eyes Passage Soon 
    • For the past three weeks, the Ohio Senate Select Committee on Gaming heard industry feedback on its sports betting bill. Wednesday, the committee released a substitute bill that mostly ignored their requests. 
  • Legal Sports Report, 6.10.21: Will Ohio Sports Betting Bill Pass By The End Of June? 
    • Sen. Kirk Schuring, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Gaming, held a brief meeting Wednesday afternoon to introduce a substitute bill. The committee met again Thursday to hear testimony, mostly from problem gambling groups and people focused on electronic bingo.