Industry News of the Day for June 27, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Legal Sports Report, 6.26.19 – Not So Fast, Intralot: DC Sports Betting Contract Faces Questions (J. Ifrah quoted as spokesperson)
    • If you’re wondering why officials in the District of Columbia are so eager to award a nine-figure gaming contract to Intralot, you’re not alone. The DC Council Committee of the Whole held a public roundtable Wednesday to discuss the proposed $215 million deal with the struggling operator based in Greece.
  • Sports Handle, 6.26.19 – C. Council Discusses Opening Sports Betting Bid Process, Timeline To Launch (J. Ifrah quoted as spokesperson)
    • During Wednesday’s D.C. Council Roundtable to discuss the city’s proposed contract with sports betting contractor Intralot, Council Members Elissa Silverman and Robert White continued to voice their displeasure with the whole process, with White saying there was no “justification” for bypassing the bid process, while Silverman questioned the involvement of fellow councilman Jack Evans, now under investigation for improper business dealings, in the process.

New Jersey:


  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6.25.19 – Online Sports Betting Ramps Up Risks For Problem Gamers
    • Legalized online sports betting’s arrival in Pennsylvania has brought that type of gambler a modernized, convenient world of credit card use, freedom to bet from anywhere in the state and constant chances to wager in the middle of contests.
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6.26.19 – Q-And-A: Advice, Insights About Pennsylvania’s New Online Sports Betting
    • Jason Ziernicki of Doylestown, Bucks County, has tracked the development of legalized sports betting in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. With the Rivers Casino’s BetRivers recently becoming the third option in Pennsylvania for legal online sports betting, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette sought his insights about the developing industry.

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iDEA Growth Member News:

  • NJTV, 6.26.19 – Online Betting Leads The Way For Jersey’s Burgeoning Sports Gaming Industry
    • Officials snipped the ribbon to open DraftKings’ new Hoboken headquarters — a high-rise hive of 65 technical experts devoted to promoting
    • the company’s booming sportsbook in New Jersey– where the industry’s only a year old but seeing explosive growth from Atlantic City to the Meadowlands.

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