Industry News of the Day for March 12, 2019

Industry News:


West Virginia:

  • Play WV, 3.11.19 – Oh So Close: Wv Online Casinos Are Just One Step Away From Reality
    • Legalized online gambling in West Virginia is a step closer to becoming a reality after the WV Senate gave its approval on Friday in a 26-7 vote. The legislation went back to the House of Delegates for concurrence and final approval which it received on Saturday, the last day of the session.
  • iGaming Business, 3.11.19 – West Virginia igaming bill heads to Governor
    • West Virginia is just one step away from becoming the fifth state to legalize online gambling, with a bill currently awaiting Governor Jim Justice’s signature.
  • WTRF, 3.11.19 – Sports betting still on hold at Wheeling Island
    • Sports betting remains suspended at two West Virginia casinos. Wheeling Island and Mardi Gras Casino, both operated by Delaware North, are under suspension of on-site and online betting operations.


  • US Bets, 3.11.19 – Kentucky Sports Betting Efforts Fail To Cross Finish Line In 2019, Sponsor Says
    • Despite momentum early in 2019, Kentucky’s sports betting hopes for this year have run out of steam. With the session slated to expire at the end of March and only a few session days left, there isn’t enough time left for the measure to pass the House and then also make its way through the state Senate.




  • Sports Handle, 3.11.19 – Pair of Kansas Bills Would Legalize Mobile Through Lottery, Racetracks
    • A new pair of Kansas sports betting bills, one each in the Senate and the House, would legalize sports betting via the lottery and at state racetracks both in-person and via mobile/internet. The bills were introduced into the House on Wednesday and the Senate on Thursday, and are sponsored by the Committee on Federal and State Affairs.

New Mexico:

Federal News:

  • Play Pennsylvania, 3.11.19 – Judge Tells Pa Thanks But No Thanks In DOJ Wire Act Case
    • A judge has denied a request by Pennsylvania to become a co-plaintiff in a case challenging the latest Wire Act opinion. That does not mean the Keystone State is completely out of the fight though.

Sports League News:

  • Sports Handle, 3.12.19 – Here’s How Much ‘Official’ League Data Actually Costs
    • This is Part I of a three-part series on prevailing trends regarding sports betting data in the global marketplace. For bettors who backed the New York Mets in a pitchers duel between Jacob deGrom and Cole Hamels, a wager on the road underdogs seemed worth the risk.
  • ESPN, 3.11.19 – NCAA pivots to address sports betting integrity
    • After decades of public resistance to legalized sports betting — including six years as the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against New Jersey that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court — the NCAA is moving to address sports betting integrity in new ways.

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