Industry News of the Day for June 28, 2019

Industry News of the Day for June 28, 2019

iDEA Growth in the News:

Pennsylvania:

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6.27.19 – Rivers Casino Receives Approval For Online Sports Betting
    • As expected, Rivers Casino’s new online sports betting website and app received approval Thursday from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to begin full-time operations following a successful two-day test period this week.
  • The Tribune-Democrat, 6.27.19 – Casinos Seek To Get Lottery Online Games Squashed
    • Representatives of the state’s casinos began making their case on Thursday that online games run by the state Lottery are too similar to games they’d like to begin offering in July.

California:

  • Legal Sports Report, 6.27.19 – California Sports Betting Bill Appears Suddenly, But What Are Its Chances?
    • For the second year in a row, a pair of California lawmakers introduced a sports betting bill on Thursday. Last year’s bill did not move out of committee, but a recent change in the state’s gambling landscape presents a fresh stage for 2019.
  • ESPN, 6.27.19 – Sports-Wagering Bill Introduced In California
    • A California assemblyman on Thursday introduced legislation that aims to authorize sports betting. California Assemblyman Adam Gray said ACA 16, a proposed state constitutional amendment, is the start of a complex push for sports betting that will be followed by a series of joint informational hearings with the senate.

Washington, D.C.:

  • WTOP, 6.27.19 – DC Sports Betting Contract ‘Reeks Of Pay-To-Play’
    • Some members of the D.C. Council are again raising questions about Intralot and the gaming company’s ties to others with political connections in the city as it debates approval of a sports betting contract between the D.C. Lottery and Intralot.

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