Industry News of the Day for March 5, 2021

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • The Associated Press, 3.4.21 – Sports Betting Debate Heats Up In Maryland Legislature (John Pappas as iDEA Growth spokesman)
    • Maryland legislators have begun to discuss regulation of the state’s newly approved legalized sports betting market, which includes mobile wagering.

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Sports League News:

  • SBC Americas, 3.5.21 – Bally’s Appointed As Authorized Sports Betting Operator Of The NBA
    • Land-based gaming and interactive entertainment firm Bally’s Corporation has entered into a multi-year strategic partnership under the terms of which it becomes an Authorized Sports Betting Operator of the National Basketball Association (NBA).


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  • Associated Press, 3.4.21 – Arizona House Oks Gambling Bill Amid Transparency Questions
    • Some Democrats in the Arizona House on Thursday raised transparency and fairness questions about a major expansion of gambling Republican Gov. Doug Ducey needs as part of his thus-far secret deal with Native American tribes to update their gambling compact.
  • Sports Handle, 3.4.21 – Arizona House Sends Sports Betting Bill To Senate
    • The Arizona House of Representatives swiftly moved HB 2772 through several readings and to a full vote Thursday morning, sending it to the Senate for approval.
  • The Action Network, 3.4.21 – Arizona Sports Betting Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate
    • The Arizona House easily passed a sports betting legalization bill Thursday, sending the proposal to the Senate and building hope legal wagering could come to the state.