Industry News of the Day for March 10, 2023

Industry News

  • SBC Americas: White Hat Links With Jackpocket To Drive US Online Casino Growth
    • White Hat Gaming has penned an exclusive online casino player account management agreement in the US with third-party lottery provider Jackpocket.  As Jackpocket pivots towards online casino expansion in 2023, it has enlisted White Hat’s PAM solution including its proprietary cashier and traveling wallet to supercharge its US ambitions.


  • PlayUSA: Maine Regulators Have Over 500 Public Comments To Sort
    • The abundance of public comments on Maine sports betting rules will most likely push its launch to 2024. Maine Gaming Control Unit Executive Director Milton Champion initially thought ME sports betting could launch by June. However, Champion feels less optimistic after the full public comment period and minimal staff help.


  • Legal Sports Report: Maryland Sports Betting Companies Would Face More Audits Under Proposal
    • Maryland sports betting operators may soon face additional regulatory hurdles. A recently introduced bill (SB 621) would require MD sports betting operators, influencers, and content partners to undergo independent audits, resulting in a rating from the state. For already-approved sportsbooks it would mean an extra layer of vetting on top of the extensive review they undergo to earn licenses.


  • PlayMA: 6 Sportsbook Apps Officially Approved For Friday Massachusetts Launch
    • Online sports betting in Massachusetts will launch on March 10 at 10 a.m. Now we officially know which sportsbooks will be available to customers on day one. In a public meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, six sports betting operators were granted operations certificates to run their apps in the state. All six apps received unanimous 5-0 votes.
  • Legal Sports Report: Online MA Sports Betting Bill Sponsor Sets Scene For Launch
    • Massachusetts bettors have waited a long time to place legal online MA sports betting wagers in the Commonwealth.  At 10 am EST on March 10, that changes.  Seven online MA sports betting operators are slated to go live, pending final regulatory approvals, four days prior to the start of the NCAA Tournament. State policymakers announced a compromise on the stalled MA sports betting bill at 5:10 a.m. on Aug. 1, 2022.


  • Gaming Today: Missouri Sports Betting Bills Delayed Until After Legislative ‘Spring Break’
    • Missouri sports betting is on spring break through at least March 15. The Missouri Senate and House adjourned before lunch Thursday for the state General Assembly’s scheduled spring break without taking a floor vote on a number of sports betting bills. That delays action until next week at least. The Senate won’t return to Jefferson City to take up legislation until March 15. The House is scheduled to return to its regular order of business on March 20.

New Jersey

  • PlayNJ: Tipico Sportsbook Partners With College Basketball Tournament In Atlantic City
    • Tipico Sportsbook has been named the official sports betting partner of the 2023 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference basketball championships, the company recently announced. The MAAC men’s and women’s tournaments tipped off on March 7 at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Both championship games are scheduled for March 11.

New York

  • US Bets: Sen. Addabbo: Time Is Running Out To Legalize Online Casino In New York This Year
    • For weeks now, New York state Sen. Joe Addabbo has lamented the difficulty of getting other state leaders interested in legalizing online casino games during the upcoming fiscal year. “I can’t be the only one,” Addabbo told US Bets. “It can’t just be one legislator.” Now, with the state budget deadline of April 1 looming — though, bear in mind, the deadline is frequently extended — Addabbo is running out of time to get others to line up behind Senate Bill 4856.


  • PlayOhio: Ohio On Pace To Be Second-Largest Legal U.S. Sports Betting Market
    • An eye-opening debut month for legal sports betting in Ohio has some gambling industry experts rethinking the market’s potential. Before the Jan. 1 launch, PlayOhio projected sports betting in Ohio could generate as much as $8 billion in bets this year, putting the state among the top five largest U.S. markets. After just one month, the Buckeye State positioned itself as the second-largest legal market in the country.


  • PlayPennsylvania: New Rules Could Change MLB Betting At Pennsylvania Sportsbooks
    • Remember when the 2022 MLB season started late because of a lockout? The rule changes the players and owners agreed to could affect how bettors wager on baseball games this year at PA sportsbooks. Many adjustments agreed upon, such as the pitch clock, banning the shift and larger bases, could change the landscape of MLB betting.