Industry News of the Day for March 4, 2020

Industry News:

  • Gambling.Com, 3.3.20 – Sports Betting Legislation Advances In Some Western States
    • Since the Supreme Court struck down the federal sports betting ban in 2018, most of the 22 jurisdictions to start taking bets or approve legislation to do so have been in the Midwest or along the East Coast. In 2020, states west of the Mississippi River are starting to catch up.

Federal News:

  • Law360, 3.3.20 – NH Lottery Co. Pushes Back On DOJ’s Wire Act Appeal (subscription paywall)
    • A New Hampshire lottery vendor is urging the First Circuit to uphold a ruling overturning the U.S. Department of Justice’s controversial opinion that the Wire Act applies to all betting, saying the lower court was right to find the agency’s new interpretation of the act contrary to the law.


  • Associated Press, 3.3.20 – Connecticut Lawmakers Revisit Whether To Expand Gambling
    • State lawmakers are revisiting a proposal to greatly expand the gambling reach of Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes, but the governor expressed doubts Tuesday whether that’s the right approach this year.
  • CT Mirror, 3.3.20 – Lamont And Tribes Deadlock Over Sports Betting
    • Ned Lamont dealt a serious blow Tuesday to sweeping legislation that would give the state’s two federally recognized tribes exclusive rights to take bets on sports, open a casino in Bridgeport and offer virtual casino games on smartphones and computers.
  • Republican American, 3.3.20 – Tribal Official ‘Extremely Disappointed’ With Lamont’s Stance On Sports Betting (subscription paywall)
    • The thorny question of who will get a piece of legalized sports betting remains the big holdup in Connecticut nearly two years after a federal wagering ban was overturned.
  • US Bets, 3.3.20 – Connecticut Mulls Mobile Sports Betting Legislation
    • The state of Connecticut’s chances for legal online/mobile sportsbooks and broader forms of online gaming were described Tuesday as being stuck on the 1-yard line, but with “15 defensive players” blocking the TD.

New York:






  • The Jefferson City News Tribune, 3.3.20 – Missouri House Closer To Debate On Sports Betting
    • A Missouri House of Representatives committee cleared the way Tuesday for two plans to legalize sports betting to be heard on the House floor, where legislators will get the chance to iron out their remaining wrinkles.



  • Associated Press, 3.3.20 – Sports Franchises Favor Proposal To Legalize Sports Betting
    • Atlanta’s major sports franchises are applying their muscle to a state Senate bill that would legalize sports betting underneath the umbrella of the state lottery, even as opponents say legalized sports betting would be addictive and corrosive.
  • Gambling Compliance, 3.4.20 – Atlanta Falcons CEO Says Unofficial Sports Data Providers Are Under Surveillance (subscription paywall)
    • Individuals who supply unofficial sports data at home games of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League are being watched by team officials, Falcons’ president and CEO Rick McKay told a Georgia Senate Committee on Tuesday.
  • Marietta Daily Journal, 3.3.20 – Sports Betting Gets Through Airing In State Senate Committee
    • Legalizing sports betting in Georgia would convert what’s already going on illegally into a regulated activity that would offer greater protection for consumers and much-needed tax revenue for the state, supporters said Tuesday.


  • Florida Politics, 3.4.20 – Senate President Signals ‘Progress’ On Gambling Deal
    • With time running out on the 2020 legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Senate President Bill Galvano continue to hold out hope that the state can seal a lucrative gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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