Industry News of the Day for June 2, 2022

iDEA Growth Members in the News

  • SBC Americas, 6.1.22 – PointsBet appoints new Group CTO following leadership team changes
    • PointsBet today announced changes to its global leadership team, appointing a new Group Chief Technology Officer. Dr Jerry Bowskill has been named as PointsBet’s new CTO replacing Manjit Gombra Singh, the operator’s former President of Product and Technology, who is transitioning to a Non-Executive Director role, effective immediately.
  • Play NJ, 6.1.22 – Betting Insights With Johnny Avello, June 1, 2022
    • If you talk with Johnny Avello, the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings, he’ll tell you “anybody who saw this turn coming got great numbers.”
  • Pokerfuse, 6.1.22 – Ifrah: Nevada Casinos’ “Change of Heart” Spells Good News for Online Poker
    • There have been recent developments in Nevada that suggest that the land-based casinos in the state have changed their tune over online poker and casino gaming, now believing that both represent additional avenues for revenue. Indeed, this was affirmed by gaming attorney Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah Law PLLC after he spoke with PA Gaming Review.
  • The Wall Street Journal, 5.24.22 – Inside the Casino Where the Only Gamblers Are Online
    • A new type of online gambling called live dealing is taking off in the U.S. as some states relax gambling laws. WSJ’s Katherine Sayre visits Playtech’s new broadcast studio in the Detroit suburbs, where dealers flip cards and spin roulette wheels for gamblers at home on their phones.


  • Play CA, 6.1.22 – Newsom Signs Compacts To Free Up CA Tribes’ Gaming Projects
    • California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law a measure that excludes two tribal gaming projects from review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The compacts free up the tribes on gaming expansion efforts. This action also comes less than six months from when California voters will make critical decisions on sports betting.
  • Play CA, 5.31.22 – Bovada’s Problems Show Why Califonia Needs Legal Sports Betting
    • Numerous technical problems have recently beset Bovada, one of the largest illegal, offshore sportsbooks. These issues have led to site freezes and crashes, and in some cases, loss of bets and funds. Bovada’s problems underscore the need for legal sports betting in California. These types of problems occur regularly with offshore sportsbooks.


  • Legal Sports Report, 6.1.22 – Ohio Sports Betting Market Will Launch Jan. 1, 2023
    • The universal start date for sports betting in Ohio is Jan. 1, 2023, the Casino Control Commission decided Wednesday. The commission warned the launch would be around that date at its last meeting. It is the latest date Ohio sportsbooks can go live per the legislation passed last year.