Industry News of the Day for March 6, 2019

Industry News:

  • Online Poker Report, 3.5.19 – Churchill Downs Warming Up For Online Gambling In New Jersey, Pennsylvania
    • Churchill Downs is betting big on New Jersey and Pennsylvania to bolster its gaming empire. Discussing the two neighboring markets to investors last week, CEO Bill Carstanjen expressed his eagerness to expand.
  • PA Online Casinos, 3.4.19 – PA Helps Push Other Sports Betting States Ahead of Nevada
    • The king of sports betting is facing more competition every month. The latest evidence arrived Friday, in a news release by the American Gaming Association. For the first time ever, wagers in new legal sports betting markets in January exceeded those in Nevada.

New Jersey:


  • Poker Fuse, 3.5.19 – Pennsylvania Online Gaming Delay Attributed to Wire Act
    • Gaming regulators in Pennsylvania are now looking to late June or early July as the time period for the launch of the state’s online gaming market.
  • WFMZ, 3.5.19 – Hearing for proposed casino draws standing-room-only crowd
    • A Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board hearing over a proposed casino in Berks County drew more than 300 people on Monday. Wyomissing-based Penn National Gaming is proposing to build Hollywood Casino Morgantown — a $110-million mini-casino — near the Morgantown interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Caernarvon Township.


  • FOX 5 Atlanta, 3.5.19 – Lawmaker wants to tie casino vote to Georgia Lottery
    • He has pushed for years to change state law to allow for casinos to come to Georgia, but his latest effort could spell the end of the state’s lottery. Rep. Ron Stephens, R -Savannah, said he plans to offer a floor substitute of his “destination resort” bill that would add the Georgia Lottery to the language of the ballot referendum that would authorize casino gambling in the state.

West Virginia:

  • Play WV, 3.5.19 – Online Casino Bill Will Put West Virginia In Elite Company
    • HB 2934, the West Virginia Lottery Interactive Wager Act, has the power to put West Virginia at the forefront of the national online gambling scene. Only two states have legalized online sports betting and online casino gambling: New Jersey and Pennsylvania.




  • WTVF, 3.4.19 – Bill aims to legalize March Madness pools
    • With the NCAA Basketball Tournament just weeks away, a lawmaker has introduced the “March Madness and Fantasy Football Freedom Act” into the legislature, which would decriminalize low-level sports entertainment pools.

New Mexico:


  • AP, 3.4.19 – Ponca Tribe fighting to keep new casino open
    • Some 150 years after suffering the loss of its homeland at the hands of the U.S. government, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is celebrating a triumph with the opening of a casino intended to secure a stream of revenue for the long-struggling tribe.

New York:

  • US Bets, 3.4.19 – New York And Online Sports Betting? It’s Complicated
    • The good news for New York State constituents is that the two key proponents for sports betting expansion — Assemblyman Gary Pretlow and state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. — attended the event and tackled all sorts of questions from gaming law attorney Daniel Wallach and even members of the audience. Plenty of residents in other states likely wish they could get such feedback.

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South Dakota:

  • AP, 3.5.19 – Sports betting gets new life at Capitol
    • A measure proposing that South Dakota voters should decide on legalizing sports betting in Deadwood got new life Monday after earlier failing during a committee hearing.
  • SBC Americas, 3.5.19 – South Dakota House u-turns on sports betting legislation
    • Following the previous approval of a sports betting bill by South Dakota’s Deadwood last month, the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee have u-turned on the decision, voting 7-3 against the bill.

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