Industry News of the Day for March 13, 2019

New Jersey:



  • Sports Handle, 3.13.19 – Contentious Connecticut Sports Betting Hearing Solves Nothing
    • For the second time in two weeks, Connecticut lawmakers had a marathon sports betting hearing that focused more on the minutiae than the idea of legalizing sooner than later. Tuesday’s seven-hour hearing was well short of the February 26 10-plus hour affair, and both were before the Committee on Public Safety and Security.
  • WFSB, 3.12.19 – Lawmakers one step closer on decision of sports betting to CT
    • Connecticut lawmakers are one step closer to a decision on sports betting. Another hearing was held on Tuesday and it’s clear many want in on the action.

Rhode Island:

  • Legal Sports Report, 3.12.19 – Rhode Island Online Sports Betting Is One Step From Reality
    • While the majority of US states struggle to pass sports betting legislation, lawmakers in Rhode Island have now done it twice in consecutive years. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that will authorize statewide online and mobile wagering.
  • Sports Handle, 3.12.19 – Rhode Island Mobile Sports Betting Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk
    • After discussion before the full Rhode Island House of Representatives on Tuesday evening, the chamber passed HB 5241, a measure that will legalize mobile sports wagering state-wide.
  • WPRI, 3.12.19 – House OKs mobile sports betting in RI
    • A bill to allow mobile sports betting in Rhode Island is on its way to Gov. Gina Raimondo’s desk after the House voted 64-8 to approve the measure Tuesday evening.
  • AP, 3.12.19 – Rhode Island lawmakers approve mobile sports betting bill
    • Rhode Island lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday to allow sports betting to move online, sending it to the governor’s desk. Rhode Island is the only New England state that allows sports betting, but currently bets must be placed in person at the Twin River casinos in Lincoln and Tiverton.

New Mexico:

  • AP, 3.12.19 – Second New Mexico tribe launches sports betting
    • A second New Mexico tribe is now offering sports betting. Pojoaque Pueblo’s Buffalo Thunder Casino opened its sports book Monday, joining Santa Ana Pueblo, which started its operation last fall following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a federal sports gambling ban.


  • News Channel 5, 3.12.19 – Sports betting bill getting a rework by sponsor
    • The sponsor of a bill that would allow sports betting in the state of Tennessee is taking a red pen to his own legislation. State representative Rick Staples said there’s some things he would like to clarify in the bill to make it easier to understand.
  • Local Memphis, 3.12.19 – Amendments Expected For Bill Allowing Sports Betting In Tennessee
    • A bill that would allow sports betting in Tennessee is being re-worked heavily with some input from the Lee administration. “We are looking at what type of vehicle we would use to manage sports betting,” said House sponsor Rep. Rick Staples of Knoxville.

West Virginia: