Industry News of the Day for March 7, 2019

New Jersey:

Pennsylvania:

  • Sunbury Daily Item, 3.6.19 – State OKs sports betting in 8th location
    • The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has approved its eighth location for sports betting — and the fifth to be located in Philadelphia or the suburbs outside the city.

Connecticut:

  • Legal Sports Report, 3.6.19 – New Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Puts A Twist On The Integrity Fee
    • A state without a professional sports team could be the first to give leagues their ask of an integrity fee. Following on an 11-hour committee hearing last week on multiple gambling expansion bills, a new Connecticut sports betting bill will be heard Tuesday morning in the House Public Safety and Security Committee.

Arkansas:

  • Sports Handle, 3.6.19 – Wholesale Changes Coming To Newly Legal Arkansas Gaming?
    • A bill that would make wholesale changes to Arkansas’ Issue 4, a gaming amendment that was passed via voter referendum in November, was introduced Tuesday and is set for a hearing before the Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday.
  • Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 3.6.19 – House favors rule on casino support
    • The House on Tuesday approved a bill that would require local letters of support for casinos to come from county judges and mayors in office at the time a company applies for a license.

Washington, DC:

  • Washington Business Journal, 3.6.19 – Monumental buys out Greene Turtle’s lease. Could sports betting be far behind?
    • The Greene Turtle at Capital One Arena is closing to make way for a mystery project from venue owner Monumental Sports & Entertainment. But the project may not prove to be much of a mystery: When the D.C. Council recently approved sports betting, it allowed for a license at the downtown arena, and Monumental CEO Ted Leonsis has made no secret of his interest in the emerging industry.

Massachusetts:

  • Boston Herald, 3.6.19 – Lottery could handle sports betting, Goldberg says
    • Treasurer Deb Goldberg presented those statistics to legislators on Thursday, again appealing to them to allow the state Lottery to move online to attract new customers and continue generating revenue for local aid in the face of competition from daily fantasy sports, casinos and the potential for legalized sports betting.

Federal News:

  • Poker News, 3.6.19 – Wire Act Uncertainty Extended, U.S. Online Poker Remains in Limbo
    • Exactly what the future of online poker will look like in the U.S. will remain a complete mystery for a little while longer, it seems. The Department of Justice originally laid out an April 15 deadline for compliance with its reinterpretation of the Wire Act, wherein the DOJ stated that the Wire Act applied to all forms of online gambling and not just sports betting.

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