Industry News of the Day for June 5, 2020

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  • PlayUSA, 6.4.20 – Legal Online Gambling Seen In A New Light In Aftermath Of Shutdowns
    • Legalized sports betting in America has grown rapidly over the past two years, particularly online. Without question, it will follow the same trend over the next two years. And the acceptance of online gaming — sports betting, casino and poker — will help states capitalize even more.
  • Sports Handle, 6.4.20 – Can eSports And Virtual Sports Chart New Paths After Moment In Sun?
    • During the COVID-19 pandemic, eSports and virtual sports have proven to be a curious entity in the sports wagering world with a lack of traditional options available.
  • Courthouse News Service, 6.4.20 – Before COVID Bust, Sports Betting Brought Casinos A Banner Year
    • Commercial gaming revenue shot up to $43.6 billion last year for the fifth year in a row, the American Gaming Association reported Wednesday, touting new sports-gambling permissions sweeping the country as having doubled earnings for operators in that sector.

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  • Gambling Compliance, 6.5.20 – Oklahoma Supreme Court Asked To Rule On Governor’s Ability To Expand Gaming (subscription paywall)
    • As Governor Kevin Stitt maintains his position that the state’s tribal gaming compacts expired at the end of last year, Oklahoma’s two top legislative leaders stepped into the dispute on Thursday by asking the state’s Supreme Court to assume jurisdiction over a portion of a federal lawsuit.
  • The Oklahoman, 6.5.20 – Legislative Leaders Want Oklahoma Supreme Court To Rule On Limits To Governor’s Authority
    • Leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate on Thursday asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to step in and rule on whether Gov. Kevin Stitt has the authority to bind the state to gaming compacts that would authorize sports betting and other forms of gambling that are contrary to state law.
  • Tulsa World, 6.4.20 – Hard Rock And Other Cherokee Casinos To Reopen Next Week
    • More than 12 weeks after closing for the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa will welcome guests again next week as the Cherokee Nation continues a phased reopening of its gaming locations, the tribe announced Thursday.