Industry News of the Day for June 18, 2021
- Mass Live, 6.18.21: While Massachusetts debates sports betting, residents go out-of-state to place wagers
- While Massachusetts lawmakers have been slow-walking proposals to legalize sports betting here over the last three years, the revenue and jobs that the activity could provide has passed Massachusetts by as legal sports betting proliferates around the country and in nearby states, supporters told the Joint Committee on Economic Development on Thursday.
- NBC Boston, 6.17.21: Lawmakers Hear Hours of Testimony on Legalized Sports Betting in Mass.
- Supporters of legalizing sports betting are vocal about it and outright opposition to the idea is much more rare
- Legal Sports Report, June 17, 2021: BALL FINALLY ROLLING AS MA SPORTS BETTING HEARING STARTS TEDIOUS PROCESS
- After more than five hours of testimony, the MA sports betting discussion is exactly where it was before the hearing started.
- Sports Handle, 6.18.21: Brought Back From Precipice, Maine Sports Betting Bill Heads To Governor
- Maine’s sports betting bill ping-ponged around Augusta Thursday and into the wee hours Friday morning, landing where it started the day — in the Senate — after the House failed to concur on an amended version of LD 1352. Finally, at 12:30 a.m. Friday, the Senate concurred via voice vote, sending the decision to legalize sports betting to Gov. Janet Mills for the second time since 2019.
- iGB North America, 6.18.21: Amended Maine sports betting bill passes Senate
- A bill to legalize and regulate sports betting within Maine has passed through the state’s Senate by 23 votes to 12 and passed the House for engrossment after each house submitted new amendments.
- Legal Sports Report, 6.17.21: MAINE SPORTS BETTING BILL PASSES SENATE DESPITE SPONSOR U-TURN
- The Maine Senate approved a sports betting bill despite a surprise U-turn from the bill’s own sponsor.
- Ohio Capital Journal, 6.18.21: Sports betting in Ohio takes one more step toward legalization
- This time next year, Ohioans could be placing sports bets on Cincinnati Reds games or choosing an underdog to win it all at the Memorial golf tournament in Dublin.
- Sports Handle, 6.17.21: Arizona Sports Betting Draft Rules Lack Licensing Fees
- The Arizona Department of Gaming released its draft sports betting and daily fantasy rules Tuesday, a day later than planned. The proposed sports betting rules are 13 pages and are missing at least some key elements, including how much an operator, vendor, or supplier will pay to be licensed in the state.
- Legal Sports Report, 6.17.21: ARIZONA SPORTS BETTING RULES READY FOR PUBLIC REVIEW
- The Arizona Department of Gaming posted rules for both daily fantasy sports and sports betting in Arizona on Tuesday. Interested parties have until midnight on June 21 to submit comments.
- iGB North America, 6.17.21: New York sports betting revenue reaches $1.6m in May
- Commercial sports betting revenue in New York amounted to $1.6m in May, an increase of 23.1% from the total generated in April.
- iGB North America, 6.17.21: New Jersey gambling revenue rises again in May
- Gambling revenue in New Jersey increased 290.4% year-on-year to $374.2m in May, while the monthly total was also 6.4% higher than in April of this year.
- SBC Americas, 6.17.21: New Jersey sportsbooks top $800m in wagers
- New Jersey’s sportsbooks have bucked the trend of a ‘summer slowdown’ after reporting a surge in wagers to $800 million in May, according to PlayNJ.
- SBC Americas, 6.17.21: Pennsylvania gaming reaches $110m as sports betting slows
- Pennsylvania’s online casinos and poker rooms solidified their position as the “state’s most dependable gaming revenue generator” in May as they racked up more than $110 million in gross revenue.
- iGB North America, 6.17.21: Pennsylvania sets igaming revenue record again in May
- Pennsylvania set yet another record in online casino revenue in May, as operators brought in $98.6m, up 76.7% from May 2020, and 10.9% ahead of April 2021.