Industry News of the Day for March 21, 2019

Industry News:

West Virginia:

  • Legal Sports Report, 3.20.19 – Wire Act Opinion Crippling Potential Growth Of Mobile WV Sports Betting
    • The US Department of Justice and its new stance on the Wire Act continue to create headaches for some state-regulated gambling industries. In a Wednesday interview with WV Metro News, the top regulator in West Virginia blamed the DOJ for the delay in fully implementing mobile WV sports betting.


New York:

New Hampshire:

  • US Bets, 3.20.19 – New Hampshire On Path To Lottery-Run Legal Sports Betting As Bill Sails Through House
    • Springtime has officially sprung this week and with it comes momentum for a bill that would legalize sports betting in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire House on Tuesday passed HB 480, which would allow for up to 10 brick-and-mortar sportsbooks, or retail locations, in municipalities where a majority of local residents vote in approval. The bill would also allow mobile sports wagering throughout the state.


  • Sports Handle, 3.20.19 – Super Bowl Crushed Mississippi Sportsbooks, February Handle Down $10 Million
    • With only the Super Bowl to represent football in the February numbers, sports betting handle in Mississippi fell about $10 million in the month from January, according to the latest Mississippi Gaming Commission report, but taxable revenue remained flat as the state’s win percentage increased.

Overall Industry News:

  • Legal Sports Report, 3.20.19 – AGA Survey Expects Ample Activity In March Madness Betting, Much Of It Illegal
    • America has seen a boom in legalized sports betting over the past year, and March Madness betting will highlight that. Nevada certainly remains the top dog, but New Jersey has come on strong. The Pennsylvania industry is still in its infancy but has plenty of room to grow, especially after it eventually launches online wagering.
  • AP, 3.20.19 – AP-NORC Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting
    • Good luck! You’re among about one-third of Americans who at least occasionally bet on sports among friends or through an office pool, according to a poll released Wednesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.