Industry News of the Day for June 3, 2024

Industry News

  • PlayUSA: IC360, RealResponse Launch Alert360 Anonymous Tip Portal
    • In today’s sports world, missing a crucial shot means more than a lost chance at a win or championship; your social media inboxes will likely be flooded with angry fans and sports bettors. When those messages cross the line into harassment, where do athletes, coaches, and other sports-related employees turn? Sports integrity tech firm Integrity Compliance 360 (IC360) is trying to answer that question with Alert360, a new anonymous reporting system that allows athletes and others to file harassment complaints.
  • Gaming Today: SportsQuack Shutters, Ducks Recent Withdrawal Attempts
    • Customers of the now-defunct SportsQuack daily fantasy sports site cannot withdraw their funds nearly two weeks after it shut down. Its Georgia-based owner, OneCricket Fantasy, Inc., claimed it would file for bankruptcy. The site announced it was closing on May 17. Its social media accounts have been shut down, and in an email to customers, a Marietta law firm said it had been retained to represent SportsQuack through a Chapter 7 filing. As of May 31, there was no record of a Chapter 7 filing for OneCricket.


  • Bonus: Will The Illinois Sports Betting Tax Hike Hurt The Chances Of Online Casino Legislation
    • Both halves of the Illinois legislature have passed this year’s budget bill, which includes a new progressive tax on sports betting revenue. The largest operators, who will suffer the heftiest tax increase, have warned that it will change how they do business in the state. Unfortunately, these same operators are also a driving force for iGaming expansion, leading to the question: will higher sports betting taxes hurt the Illinois online casino effort?

New Jersey

  • PlayNJ: Goodbye 888poker, Hello Poker 8: New Jersey Welcomes New Online Poker Platform
    • New Jersey is sending out 888poker. And it has welcomed a new platform from 888, which now operates under the name evoke, known as Poker 8. A day before the 55th World Series of Poker kicked off in Las Vegas, Poker 8 went live in the Garden State as well as Nevada, offering NJ poker players “superior game-play experiences,” according to a press release, as well as “smoother gameplay on desktops, laptops, and mobile phones (iOS & Android), quicker loading times, and exceptional overall player functionality compared to legacy poker platforms.”


  • Las Vegas Review-Journal: Neighboring Arizona Makes Gains On Nevada Sports-Betting Business
    • Arizona, Nevada’s closest geographic competitor for legal sports wagering, may be gunning for the Silver State after a record sports handle was recorded there in March. Buoyed by hosting the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four this year, the Arizona Department of Gaming reported last week that the state’s 16 vendors took $760 million in wagers, an all-time high for the state, which has had legal sports betting only since September 2021. That total was up 17.8 percent from March 2023.