Industry News of the Day for June 15, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • SBC Americas, 6.15.22 – FanDuel to debut new TV spot featuring PGA Tour talent
    • FanDuel Group will debut a new television commercial to highlight its continued partnership with the PGA Tour, featuring golfers Abraham Ancer, Will Zalatoris, Harold Varner III, and current FanDuel PGA Tour partner, Jordan Spieth.
  • US Bets, 6.15.22 – Ask A Bookmaker With Johnny Avello: The Stanley Cup Finals
    • Respected bookmaker Johnny Avello has been involved in the betting industry since the 1970s and previously managed the Las Vegas sportsbooks at Bally’s and the Wynn. Now the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings, Avello was recently inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame.
  • Sports Handle, 6.14.22 – DraftKings, BetBlocker Announce Deal To Support Responsible Gaming
    • DraftKings and BetBlocker have announced a collaboration to improve awareness of and access to BetBlocker’s software, which is designed to support responsible gaming and safer play.

iDEA Growth Members in the News

  • Play USA, 6.14.22 – FanDuel CEO Doesn’t Want Company “Associated With College Campuses”
    • National sports betting powers PointsBet, DraftKings, and Caesars have marketing partnerships with athletic programs at American universities. Don’t expect FanDuel to matriculate any time soon, though. This, according to FanDuel chief executive officer Amy Howe, who told the Wall Street Journal last week: “We don’t want the FanDuel brand associated with college campuses.”

Industry News

  • Play USA, 6.14.22 – BetBlocker Integration Helps US Online Players Set Limits, Encourages Responsible Gambling
    • BetBlocker has been helping gamblers in the United Kingdom set custom limits for their online play for years. Now, that same software will soon be available for gamblers in the United States as well, thanks in part to DraftKings. With BetBlocker, players will have myriad options that they can use to ensure they are gambling responsibly. It’s a great step toward ensuring that responsible gambling progresses in step with gaming accessibility.


  • Sports Handle, 6.14.22 – Audit Reveals Concerns About Colorado Division of Gaming
    • A recently released audit revealed significant flaws in the Colorado Division of Gaming’s regulation of sports betting. Several key concerns were discussed in the audit, which was conducted by the Colorado Office of the State Auditor.
  • SBC Americas, 6.14.22 – Colorado report has strong words for sports betting regulators
    • A new report from the Colorado Office of the State Auditor has some stern words for the state’s Gaming Division. An audit of sports betting activity yielded ten recommendations and serious concerns about the process state regulators utilized to approve sports betting licensees in the state. Namely, the Gaming Division, which is housed under the Colorado Department of Revenue, failed to vet licensees to the minimum required level and also lacked the proper procedures to ensure operators were paying an accurate number of monthly taxes.

North Carolina

  • Sports Handle, 6.14.22 – North Carolina Sports Wagering Bill Stuck In House Committee
    • A North Carolina sports betting bill, SB 688, remains stuck in a House Judiciary Committee. The committee made no plans to meet this Tuesday — its normal day to convene — which means the bill may have to wait at least another week until being discussed.


  • World Sports Network, 6.15.22 – Missouri State Sen. Calls Failure to Pass Sports Betting Bill “Ridiculous”
    • Missouri’s legislative session ended last month with no forward progress on passing a bill to legalize sports betting in the Show Me State, a failure to act as lawmakers that state Senator Holly Thompson Rehder has called “ridiculous” and “frustrating” as time keeps ticking away.

North Carolina

  • Action Network, 6.14.22 – North Carolina Sports Betting Future Taking Shape Behind the Scenes
    • North Carolina began its 2022 lawmaking period with significant buzz around legalizing online sports betting. However, with just 16 days before the end of the legislative session, there has been zero movement on a bill that would bring up to 12 mobile sportsbooks into the Tar Heel State, where currently only in-person betting at a few casinos is legal. [John Pappas]


  • Legal Sports Report, 6.15.22 – Ohio Sports Betting Application Window Opens Today
    • The first application window closes July 15 while the second window ends August 15. The regulator is using all the time it can to go live with launch scheduled for Jan. 1, 2023, the latest date allowed by the sports betting legislation.