Industry News of the Day for March 26, 2019

New Jersey:


  • Play Pennsylvania, 3.25.19 – Make Room For An Esports Arena In Philadelphia’s Stadium Park District
    • The sports hub of Philadelphia is expanding. On Monday Comcast Spectacor and The Cordish Companies announced their plans to construct a $50 million esports and entertainment venue in the Philadelphia Sports Complex. That area already features home stadiums and arenas for the city’s four professional sports teams.

Washington DC:



  • Sports Handle, 3.25.19 – Kansas Trying Again With Sports Betting Bill Made For State Lottery
    • The latest sports betting offering in Kansas would make Kansas a “lottery state,” in the general mold referenced in an Illinois sports betting bill amendment on Thursday. It would also require the purchase of official league data, does not include an “integrity fee,” and while it does call for state-wide mobile wagering, there is a unique caveat that commercial stakeholders will rally against.


  • US Bets, 3.25.19 – Iowa Lawmaker Proposes 3-Percent Sports Betting Handle Tax Paid By Bettors
    • Iowa’s sports betting debate in 2019 is reaching its later stages, as lawmakers are working on amending legislation ahead of an early May legislative deadline. In most states, sports betting isn’t nearly as partisan as other issues facing state legislatures and budgets.

Rhode Island:

Overall Industry News:

  • The Nevada Independent, 3.25.19 – Big changes churn through Nevada casino giants
    • Steve Wynn’s sudden exit a year ago from the casino company he founded was the first chapter in what turned out to be a series of shake-ups in the leadership of the Las Vegas casino industry.