Industry News of the Day for March 29, 2023

iDEA Growth Member News

  • Legal Sports Report: DraftKings CEO Robins Now Looking Years Out On CA Sports Betting Fight
    • DraftKings CEO Jason Robins said in a recent interview that legalizing CA sports betting may not happen in the next state legislative cycle. Robins said that to Joe Pompliano in a YouTube interview that aired earlier this month.  An online California sports betting ballot initiative failed miserably in 2022. And the fractured relationship between the commercial operators and the tribes requires significant mending. It adds up to any compromise by 2024 being a massive longshot.

Industry News


  • SBC Americas: Rush Street Cuts Ties With Connecticut Lottery Online Sportsbook Partnership
    • After two years of working with the Connecticut Lottery to offer online and retail sports betting in the state of Connecticut, Rush Street Interactive is throwing in the towel. The company announced Monday that the two groups have mutually agreed to wind down the partnership. Connecticut Lottery will begin a new request for proposals soon.



New Jersey

  • PlayNJ: Caesars Online Casino NJ Completes Its Rebrand To Tropicana Casino
    • Better late than never, they say. Caesars Interactive finally completed its rebrand. Their iGaming sites are now under the Tropicana umbrella after merging the two NJ online casinos on March 28. Caesars Casino played second fiddle to the primary site, Caesars Sportsbook NJ. The move comes nearly a year after its initial announcement last April.

New York

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Passes Second Reading In House
    • North Carolina’s sports betting bill received its second reading Tuesday in the state’s House of Representatives. It also cleared its final committee hearing during the same day. At this rate, the bill could cross over to the state Senate as soon as March 29. North Carolina sports betting would become legal across the state if the bill succeeds. That includes online sports betting, plus betting at in-person locations.


  • PlayTexas: Bill Introduced Could See Three Texas Tribes Enter Gaming Compact
    • Rep. Mary Gonzalez, D-El Paso, recently filed a joint resolution to require Gov. Greg Abbott to establish tribal gaming compacts with the state’s three tribes, allowing them to offer Class III gaming, as defined by the National Indian Gaming Commission, at their tribal casinos.