Industry News of the Day for June 29, 2023

Industry News

  • TheLines: NCAA Alters Student-Athlete Eligibility Rules For College Betting Infractions
    • In the wake of multiple sports betting investigations with Alabama and Iowa baseball in recent months, the Division-I Legislative Committee reformed its college betting rules when student-athlete infringements arise. Details are below from Tuesday’s announcement by the NCAA. First and foremost, student-athletes who partake in sports betting activity that impact the result of their own games — for any sport  — or knowingly supply insight to others who are involved in the same fashion may lose their entire collegiate eligibility.
  • Sowing Confusion: Mainstream Publications Promote Offshore Gambling, Skew Google Search Results
    • Despite the availability of legal online gambling in the US, illegal offshore sites still feature prominently in Google search results. Sponsored content pages appearing in mainstream media and even student newspapers are helping to drive black market operators to the top of Google rankings. Those search engine results leading Americans to illegal offshore betting sites may be more harmful than the TV commercials Americans love to hate.
  • Yahoo! Sports: Wave Of Season-Long Gambling Suspensions Expected To Hit NFL This Week
    • The NFL is set to hand down another wave of gambling suspensions, this time of the season-long variety, according to a new report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Several players around the NFL have faced penalties and lost playing time due to league rules surrounding sports betting. That includes Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams, who the NFL suspended for six games this year for violating league policies on gambling.
  • Front Office Sports: Could Sportsbooks Stop Taking Bets On Drafts After NBA Controversy?
    • As NBA teams look ahead to free agency and integrating their rookies this summer, last week’s NBA Draft has generated a new controversy regarding a tweet from insider Shams Charania. Bettings odds for the Charlotte Hornets’ No. 2 over pick shifted dramatically after a report by Charania, who counts FanDuel among his several employers, according to The Wall Street Journal. FanDuel had to address the story, saying it isn’t privy to news Shams breaks on his platforms.


  • PlayKentucky: KY Sports Betting Law Goes Into Effect Today. Here’s How We Got Here
    • Kentucky joined the expanding group of states with legalized sports betting when Gov. Andy Beshear signed House Bill 551 on March 31. Today, June 28, that bill takes effect. As a result, sports betting in Kentucky is finally legal. In other words, the Bluegrass State joins the dozens of other states with a regulated sports betting market. Now, we wait for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to regulate the industry and launch it by Dec. 28 at the latest.



  • PlayUSA: An In-Depth Look At Why Minnesota Sports Betting Didn’t Pass In 2023
    • Entering the year, Minnesota seemed to be one of two states most likely to legalize sports betting. The other, North Carolina, passed legislation authorizing sports wagering this month. Kentucky and Vermont also surprised and passed legislation for the US to reach 37 states with legal sports betting. After coming close to passing late in the 2022 session, Minnesota sports betting efforts took a step back in 2023.

New Jersey

  • PlayNJ: Assembly Decides To Extend Legal NJ Online Casinos, But Not For 10 Years As Expected
    • Just when you thought legal online casino gaming in New Jersey would be extended another 10 years, a state Assembly committee decided otherwise. Lawmakers approved bill A2190 on Tuesday to extend the legalization of NJ online casinos. However, rather than signing off on 10 years, members of the Assembly Budget Committee agreed to decrease that extension to just two years.

New York

  • Legal Sports Report: NY Sports Betting Regulators Near Decision On Advertising Rules
    • On Monday, New York sports betting regulators praised many colleges and universities for ending marketing partnerships with sportsbooks. During its meeting, New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) Chairman Brian O’Dwyer said he is “(heartened) by the news that many of the colleges and universities that had previously entered into marketing arrangements with sports betting corporations are now negating those arrangements. This commission has repeatedly denounced those arrangements.”


  • SBC Americas: New Gaming Bill Tabled In Canadian Senate Seeks ‘Economic Reconciliation’ With First Nations
    • Senator Scott Tannas has urged for the rights of First Nations to be respected after introducing Bill S-268 in the Canadian Senate last week. The bill would amend the Indian Act and section 207 of the Criminal Code, granting First Nations the exclusive authority to licence, conduct and manage gaming operations on its reserves. Speaking at a news conference on Parliament Hill last Tuesday, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron delivered a powerful speech in which he detailed the importance of the bill, calling it a “positive step forward” after nearly three decades of campaigning.


  • PlayPennsylvania: PGCB Approves Golden Nugget Pennsylvania Online Casino License
    • The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has granted Golden Nugget’s license to launch as a PA online casino. After approval at the PGCB meeting on Wednesday, Golden Nugget Casino is expected to launch in the Keystone State in the coming months. While Golden Nugget is entering an already mature market in PA, the brand recognition the company commands certainly doesn’t hurt its chances of success.