Industry News of the Day for March 25, 2019

Industry News:

New Jersey:


  • Bangor Daily News, 3.24.19 – Maine should bet on sports gambling, eventually
    • March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year for many sports fans, providing weeks of heroics and heartbreak on the college basketball court. But that’s not all the tournament brings to the table.

Rhode Island:




West Virginia:

  • Play WV, 3.22.19 – BetLucky And Two WV Sportsbooks Contribute To Massive Drop In Handle
    • West Virginia sports betting had a lousy week, overall. With the news that Wheeling Island Sportsbook, Mardi Gras Casino Sportsbook, and the BetLucky mobile sports betting app shut down, the betting figures within the state declined for the week ending March 9.


  • Capitol News Illinois, 3.23.19 – First plans to legalize sports betting in Illinois released
    • An Illinois lawmaker leading the charge to bring sports betting to the state has laid out the first concrete details on how that might happen.
  • Illinois Public Media, 3.22.19 – Illinois Lawmakers Set On Legalizing Sports Betting
    • Illinois Democrats are offering several options on how legal sports gambling could work in the state. There are four different scenarios on the table: one would allow for an unlimited online betting platform, while another would license the state’s 10 casinos and three race tracks.




  • KIWA, 3.24.19 – Would Bets On Iowa College Games Be Allowed As Part Of Sports Betting In Iowa?
    • It appears a bill that would legalize and tax sports betting in Iowa may ban bets on games involving college and university teams FROM IOWA. Representative Vicki Lensing of Iowa City says there were concerns some athletes might be pressured to miss a free throw or drop a pass in order to secure a certain outcome.

New York:



New Hampshire:

  • Concord Monitor, 3.24.19 – Sports betting in New Hampshire inches closer to legalization
    • While many across the nation filled out their brackets for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last week, lawmakers in the New Hampshire House took another step toward legalizing sports betting in the Granite State.
  • WMUR, 3.22.19 – NH Senate passes casino gambling bill 13 to 11
    • Casino gambling is one step closer to coming to the Granite State. The New Hampshire Senate passed casino gambling Thursday by a 13 to 11 vote.
  • New Hampshire Union Leader, 3.22.19 – Senate revives bill to allow casino gambling in New Hampshire in surprise turn
    • Hope springs eternal, as does the perennial effort by Sen. Lou D’Allesandro to see a casino gambling bill become law in New Hampshire. The Manchester Democrat has for years brought casino gambling bills to the Senate only to see them die in the House.
  • New Hampshire Public Radio, 3.21.19 – In Unexpected Vote, N.H. Senate Backs Casino Gambling
    • The state Senate narrowly voted Thursday to allow two casinos to operate in New Hampshire. The surprise move by a well-known gambling advocates follows the New Hampshire House voting to allow up to 10 sports betting facilities.

Sports League News:

  • Legal Sports Report, 3.25.19 – Hurts So Good? Pro Leagues Vary On Consistency, Transparency In Injury Report Policies
    • Last year’s NBA Finals caught the attention of casual fans and bettors alike when injury news surfaced following the Cleveland Cavaliers loss to the Golden State Warriors. We learned later that LeBron James’ hand was more injured than the Cavaliers and the NBA were reporting via the league’s injury report.

Overall Industry News:

  • CBS News, 3.24.19 – Will legalized sports betting curtail corruption or encourage it?
    • That’s because last year the Supreme Court overturned a federal law and ruled that it is up to the states to decide whether they want to legalize sports gambling. New Jersey led the way, many more followed and more are planning to soon.
  • Play NJ, 3.22.19 – Eldorado And Caesars Are Courting, But Is It A Match Made In Heaven?
    • Caesars Entertainment has been looking for a deal. The problem is it doesn’t want just any deal. That is why it is interesting to learn that another New Jersey casino owner, Eldorado Resorts, and Caesars are in discussions to become one giant gaming enterprise.