Industry News of the Day for June 4, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

Industry News:

  • iGB, 6.3.20 – Study: Bettors Not Shifting To Casino Under Lockdown
    • The first empirical study examining player behaviour before and after countries locked down to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) has found casino activity among sports bettors has declined since March 7.

Overall Industry News:

Federal News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 6.4.20 – As Vegas Casinos Reopen, Gaming Lobby Seeks Shield Against Virus Lawsuits (subscription paywall)
    • With the gaming community focused on Las Vegas on Thursday as Nevada casinos reopen for the first time in almost three months, the industry’s chief lobbying arm in Washington, D.C. is advocating legislation to block lawsuits by victims of coronavirus.

New Jersey:

  • NJ Online Gambling, 6.3.20 – Atlantic City Casinos Under Siege May Get Tax Relief
    • The Atlantic City casino industry could benefit from state legislation designed to bolster the bottom lines of sites that have been closed due to a worldwide pandemic since mid-March.


West Virginia:


  • The Sports Daily, 6.4.20 – Ohio State Ready For Betting Legislation
    • Last Thursday, lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives gathered to discuss whether the state was prepared to legalize sports betting.