iDEA Growth Member News:
- Online Poker Report, 6.26.20 – Churchill Downs Readying For BetAmerica Switch To GAN, Kambi Software
- Churchill Downs has a provisional agreement in place to move its BetAmerica online gambling brand onto a GAN platform and a Kambi sportsbook.
- PlayNJ, 6.26.20 – DraftKings Casino Wants You To Know There’s An App For That In New Jersey Now
- New Jersey gamblers now have another stand-alone mobile option for online gaming. DraftKings Casino launched its mobile casino app on June 23.
- PlayMichigan, 6.25.20 – How Evolution’s NetEnt Acquisition Could Affect Michigan’s iGaming Landscape
- One of the world’s premier online casino operators has made a big move into online slots. As a result, Evolution Gaming could be the first to dominate the Michigan iGaming scene.
- Gambling Compliance, 6.26.20 – Maryland To Help Virginia Meet Licensing Deadline On Sports Betting (subscription paywall)
- Maryland gambling regulators on Thursday unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement with Virginia to help the Virginia Lottery meet a September 15 deadline to begin licensing sports-betting applicants.
- Gaming Intelligence, 6.26.20 – Maryland Partners Virginia To Assist With Sports Betting Licenses (subscription paywall)
- Maryland’s Lottery and Gaming Control Agency has agreed on an intergovernmental deal with its counterpart in Virginia to support the state’s sports betting licensing process.
Overall Industry News:
- Fox Business, 6.25.20 – Barstool Sportsbook Betting App To Launch In September, CEO Erika Nardini Says
- Barstool Sports is aiming to launch its anticipated sports betting app in time for the 2020 NFL season in September, CEO Erika Nardini said during an appearance Thursday on FOX Business Network.
- Penn Bets, 6.25.20 – All But One Of PA Casinos Will Be Reopen By Monday
- Three Pennsylvania casinos are to reopen Friday and two more on Monday, and with that, the state’s gaming industry will — nominally, at least — be back to 92% of its former jingling bustle.
- ESPN, 6.25.20 – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Clears Pro Sports To Resume In State Without Fans
- Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer granted permission Thursday for professional sports to return “without a live audience,” following Major League Baseball’s announcement that players would report to their home ballparks next week for spring training and a 60-game season set to begin in late July.
- Sports Handle, 6.25.20 – Illinois Casinos Scheduled To Reopen July 1
- The Illinois Gaming Board announced Thursday that casinos can commence the resumption of gaming at 9 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 1.
- Sports Handle, 6.25.20 – Gold, Silver And Gambling: How Colorado’s Gaming Towns Came To Be
- Last November, Colorado voters approved a referendum to allow sports wagering, and every one of Colorado’s 33 commercial casinos has applied for a sports betting license.
- PlayColorado, 6.25.20 – Responsible Gaming Tools Help Colorado Bettors Resist Urges
- Responsible gaming tools can serve as a second conscience.
- Legal Sports Report, 6.25.20 – Oklahoma Sports Betting Heads To State’s High Court Next Week
- Oklahoma sports betting is a hotly-contested issue right now. Some clarification might be one step closer, though, through a state Supreme Court case starting next week.
- SBC Americas, 6.26.20 – State Senate To Consider Oklahoma Sports Betting
- A Supreme Court case brought by the Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall will seek to clarify Governor Kevin Stitt’s powers to authorize games in tribal compacts as reported by Legal Sports Report.
- Gambling Compliance, 6.26.20 – Nevada Takes Key Step Toward Cashless Gaming In Casinos (subscription paywall)
- The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) on Thursday approved several amendments to existing regulations that will enable more cashless gaming options to be offered in casinos, although use of credit cards at slot machines remain prohibited.