Industry News of the Day for March 26, 2019
- NJ Online Gambling, 3.25.19 – Diverse Crowds Descend Upon Atlantic City For First March Madness With Legal Sports Betting
- Wind gusts of up to 40 mph whipped along the Boardwalk in Atlantic City on Friday, leaving pedestrians with a light touch of sand on their lips as they wandered. With temperatures struggling to reach 50 degrees, a lengthy walk would have been, well, Madness.
- 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.
- WAMU, 3.25.19 – Tax Revenue From D.C. Sports Betting Meant For Education, Violence Prevention May Go Elsewhere
- When the D.C. Council was set to vote on a bill legalizing sports betting late last year, Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) added a sweetener to ensure its passage: the majority of the tax revenue taken in by the city would be evenly split between early childhood education and violence prevention programs.
- Greensboro News & Record, 3.25.19 – Virginia governor signs casino study bill into law
- Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on Friday that could eventually result in casino gaming coming to Virginia.
- 13 News, 3.25.19 – Northam signs bill that could lead to casino in Danville
- Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation that could eventually result in a casino coming to Virginia, most notably in Danville.
- 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.
- Legal Sports Report, 3.25.19 – Rhode Island Sports Betting Will Go Mobile Soon After Governor Signs Bill
- Less than a year after launching two retail sportsbooks, Rhode Island sports betting is ready to go mobile. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law S 37, a bill adding mobile RI sports betting to the state’s lottery-run operation.
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.