Industry News of the Day for March 27, 2019
- NJ Online Gambling, 3.26.19 – DÉJÀ VU: ADVANTAGE PLAYER CRACKS ONLINE CASINOS AGAIN, THIS TIME FOR OVER $500K
- You might think that beating a casino at a slots game would be an example of defying the odds. But as an advantage player proved when he and some friends got the better of several online casinos in New Jersey to the tune of almost a million dollars in January and February, sometimes you crack the casinos not by defying the odds, but by doing exactly what the odds forecast.
- Boston Herald, 3.26.19 – Rhode Island governor signs bill for mobile sports betting
- Rhode Island’s governor signed a bill Monday that will allow sports betting to move online.
- DCist, 3.25.19 – Sports Betting Revenue May Not Go To Education And Violence Prevention After All, Per The Mayor’s Budget
- When the D.C. Council was set to vote on a bill legalizing sports betting late last year, Councilmember 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.
- Legal Sports Report, 3.26.19 – New Documents Show WV Sports Betting Outage Traced To Fight Between Miomni, Entergaming
- Sports bettors in West Virginia have been without a mobile option for three weeks, and LSR obtained details about the bizarre fight at the heart of it.
- Legal Sports Report, 3.26.19 – No Integrity Fee In Ohio Sports Betting Legislation, Key Lawmaker Says
- An integrity fee to sports leagues could face an uphill battle as Ohio sports betting enters the Senate committee process.
- Online Poker Report, 3.26.19 – DOJ Asks Judge To Toss Wire Act Lawsuit In New Hampshire
- The US Department of Justice is seeking dismissal of the lawsuit brought by the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) in response to the department’s new Wire Act opinion.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 3.26.19 – Missouri has been slow to legalize sports betting, but budget woes may speed things along
- While other states are moving to legalize sports betting, turf wars and disagreements over taxes and fees have stymied similar efforts in Missouri this year.
- Tennessean, 3.26.19 – Sports betting bill faces opposition from both Republicans and Democrats
- The fate of legal sports betting in Tennessee remains in question as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle raise concerns with a bill that would allow online sports gambling.
Overall Industry News:
- CBS 60 Minutes, 3.24.19 – Will legalized sports betting curtail corruption or encourage it?
- With more states legalizing gambling on sports, bookmakers, leagues and state tax revenues are winning big. But will players—particularly unpaid college players—be targets for bribery? Jon Wertheim reports. (26:30-29:50)