Industry News of the Day for March 12, 2021
iDEA Growth Member News
- SBC Americas, 3.11.21 – Scot McClintic, Paysafe: The Impact Of COVID-19 On US Sports Betting
- We’ve now reached the anniversary of when the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything for us – both our society and the US gaming industry, writes Scot McClintic, SVP iGaming Product & Strategy at Paysafe.
- Penn Bets, 3.11.21 – TV, Radio, Digital Blitz Preceding March Madness Is Launched In PA By Legal Sports Betting Advocates
- Bettor Safe, a marketing campaign of Conscious Gaming — an independent non-profit established by geolocation company GeoComply — this week is launching consumer awareness advertising in Pennsylvania designed to spotlight the difference between legal and illegal sports betting websites.
- iGB North America, 3.12.21 – FanDuel Secure Partnership With Inside The NBA’s Kenny Smith
- Sports betting giant FanDuel has announced a new multi-year partnership with two-time NBA champion and Inside the NBA analyst Kenny Smith.
- Associated Press, 3.11.21 – BetMGM Offering Special Sports Bets At Buffalo Wild Wings
- BetMGM is offering special sports betting products to customers who are physically inside a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in six states starting Thursday in what the companies say is a first-of-its-kind niche in customized sports betting.
- US Bets, 3.11.21 – It All Adds Up: A Record $4.36 Billion Handle Highlights January Numbers
- Over the course of February, state records for sports betting handle were being smashed everywhere as January reports were being published.
- Online Poker Report, 3.12.21 – Massachusetts Study Shows Lack Of Gambling Literacy An Issue For Younger Clientele
- An experienced gambler is a more responsible gambler, according to a recent study.
- PlayIndiana, 3.11.21 – How To Spot A Fake Sportsbook App In The Google Play Store
- Gamblers beware, there are some BetMGM impersonators out there. The Google Play store just started allowing Android users to download sportsbook apps.
Overall Industry News:
- PlayUSA, 3.11.21 – PlayUSA Rewind: Las Vegas Sands Eyes Exit From Las Vegas
- Some of this week’s stories include: Las Vegas Sands‘ exit from Vegas, Connecticut sports betting inching closer to legalization, and Illinois extending remote registration.
- Legal Sports Report, 3.12.21 – LSR Q+A: Gannett CEO On USA Today, ‘Best-Kept Secret’ In Sports Betting
- With more than 250 local news sites and the USA Today Sports brand, Gannett has enormous built-in potential for a sports betting audience.
Sports League News:
- Forbes, 3.11.21 – It’s March, But NCAA, Unlike Professional Leagues, Is Yet To Budge On Legal Sports Betting
- It is hard to believe that as recently as three years ago—prior to the Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision declaring that PASPA was unconstitutional—Americans seeking to wager on the NCAA basketball tournament had to choose between either traveling to Nevada or wagering illegally.
- Associated Press, 3.11.21 – Maryland House Approves Sports Betting Implementation Bill
- Sports betting would be allowed online, at Maryland’s six casinos and the stadiums where the state’s three major professional sports teams play, as well as horse racing tracks, under a measure approved Thursday by the House of Delegates.
- Sports Handle, 3.11.21 – Maryland Sports Betting Framework Passes House, Heads To Senate
- The Maryland House on Thursday morning passed an amended version of a sports betting framework bill that could ultimately allow for nearly 40 sports betting operator licenses.
- PlayVirginia, 3.11.21 – WynnBet Is Live And Taking Wagers As 6th Sportsbook Operator In Virginia
- With its launch on Thursday, WynnBET is the sixth sports betting app live in VA.
- iGB North America, 3.12.21 – Tennessee Sports Wagers Surpass $211M In January
- The Tennessee Education Lottery has reported further growth within the state’s sports betting market in January, with handle having reached a record $211.3m for the month.
- SBC Americas, 3.12.21 – Tennessee Welcomes William Hill Mobile And Online Sportsbook
- William Hill has launched its mobile and online sports book in Tennessee this week, marking the 11th state where its app is available for sports bettors.
- PlayTenn, 3.11.21 – Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Dies Another Death
- No, Kentucky sports betting didn’t die so that historical horse racing could live. But it did die — at least for 2021.
- Crain’s Detroit Business, 3.11.21 – Some Michigan Banks, Credit Unions Cut Off Access To Accounts For Online Gambling
- Michigan Legacy Credit Union CEO Carma Peters was alarmed by the volume of online bets placed by her institution’s members within the first weeks of legal online betting in Michigan.
- Legal Sports Report, 3.11.21 – Ohio Sports Betting Inches Along With Another Special Committee Hearing
- Ohio sports betting took the latest in a line of small steps toward its potential framework for legalization.
- PlayIllinois, 3.11.21 – Traveling To Indiana For March Madness? Here’s What Illinois Bettors Need To Know
- Like Illinois, sports betting is legal in Indiana. In fact, the Hoosier State has almost twice the amount of betting options as the Prairie State.
- PlayIndiana, 3.12.21 – Can March Madness Set The Indiana Sports Betting Bar Higher Than Ever Before
- Indiana gamblers bet over $273 million on sports during February. That handle was big step down from January’s $348 million showing.
- PlayIllinois, 3.11.21 – Illinois Neighbor Missouri Goes Big On Online Casino Legislation
- Illinois has pending online casino legislation, but it’s not the only state in the Midwest to consider gaming expansion.
- Wyoming Public Media, 3.11.21 – House Reverses Course And Approves Sports Betting
- Following a reconsideration vote, the Wyoming House of Representatives has reversed course and voted to pass a bill regulating online sports betting.
- KOTA, 3.11.21 – Deadwood Sports Gambling This September, Bet On It
- Deadwood has had its sights set on legalizing sports wagering since 2018.