Industry News of the Day for March 16, 2020

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Federal News:

  • Law360, 3.13.20 – Sports Leagues Take NJ Racetrack Bond Dispute To SCOTUS (subscription paywall)
    • The NCAA, NFL, NBA and other sports organizations have asked the Supreme Court to undo a Third Circuit decision that could leave them on the hook for $150 million, after it found they wrongfully prevented a New Jersey racetrack from offering sports betting years before the practice became legal.

Sports League News:

  • ESPN, 3.13.20 – SEC Suspends All Sports-Related Activity Until April 15
    • The SEC announced Friday that all organized team activities, including competitions, team and individual practices, meetings and other organized gatherings, will be suspended through April 15 due to coronavirus concerns.
  • The New York Times, 3.15.20 – NFL Players Vote Yes On New 10-Year Labor Deal
    • F.L. players have approved a new 10-year labor deal that will include the first major expansion to the N.F.L. season in more than four decades. The players will also receive a share of revenue from gambling operations in stadiums, including wagers on other sports and games.

New Jersey:






  • The Courier, 3.14.20 – Curtailing Sports Hurting Iowa Casinos? You Bet.
    • Sports betting in Iowa went from $372 million over the last seven months to zero late last week after coronavirus fears caused cancellations of nearly all college and professional sporting events — including the lucrative NCAA basketball tournament known as March Madness.


  • PlayIndiana, 3.13.20 – Live Updates On Indiana Gambling Closings And Cancellations Related To COVID-19
    • Between the start and the end of this week, the sports and sports betting world screeched to a halt. Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 are impacting all facets of American life. As the cancellations, postponements, and closures keep rolling in, we are keeping tabs on how this is impacting the Indiana gambling economy.


  • Associated Press, 3.15.20 – Lottery, Casino Bills Filed In Alabama But Outlook Unclear
    • Proposals to start a state lottery — and to allow the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate casino games — have been filed in the Alabama Legislature, but it is unclear when, or if, the bills will get a vote.


New Mexico: