Industry News of the Day for March 8, 2023

Industry News

  • SBC Americas: Tribal Gaming Could Be Set For Online Boost Following BIA Proposal
    • Tribal gaming operators may be able to expand their operations online if proposals from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) come to fruition.  As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the BIA has made proposals that would make it easier for tribes to acquire land but could also allow for online gaming to be introduced via deals with the relevant state governments.
  • Sports Handle: Four States, Four Ways To Look At Changing Sports Betting Advertising
    • The biggest story in the legalized sports betting industry right now isn’t the upcoming NFL Draft, it isn’t the Nikola Jokic potential MVP three-peat, and it isn’t which team is best positioned to win the World Series. Nope. The biggest story in sports betting right now, at least for those inside the industry, is the way legislators and regulators have started questioning how much leeway the operators should have when it comes to advertising their legal product.


  • PlayUSA: In-Person Registration To Be Removed From Kentucky Sports Betting Bill
    • An unpopular Kentucky sports betting provision will get the axe during a committee hearing Wednesday. The House Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations Committee will hold a hearing on HB 551 tomorrow at 9 am. Bill author Rep. Michael Meredith told PlayUSA that the in-person registration requirement for online sports betting accounts will be removed in committee.


  • Legal Sports Report: Business By The Books: Can DC Sports Betting Thrive With MD Live?
    • There has been an interesting phenomenon over the past few months in Washington DC: use of Intralot‘s sports betting product is growing. Handle from GambetDC‘s online betting and more than 60 locations with in-person kiosks has grown for 11 straight months. Unsurprisingly, that is around the time DC’s Office of Lottery and Gaming ended its attempt to hold 20% of wagers each month.


  • PlayMA: Exclusive Projection: 87% Of MA Sports Betting Will Be Online
    • According to PlayMA projections, 87% of Massachusetts sports betting will be online. Based on those projections, that would equal $5 billion in total wagers. The high estimate of online sports betting handle is consistent with other markets, where online sports betting generates most of the state’s handle. After all, it’s easier to open an app than drive to a casino, stadium or horse racetrack.

New York

  • City & State New York: How Do You Convince Manhattanites A Casino Will Be Good For Their Neighborhood?
    • Casino companies are used to having a house advantage. But in the bidding process for three downstate casino licenses, it’s the local communities that those companies are hoping to call home that just might have the edge. Roughly a dozen casino companies and real estate developers are mulling or planning on bidding for one of three casino licenses the state will grant in New York City and its surrounding suburbs.

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: Will North Carolina’s Sports Betting Bill Pass In 2023?
    • North Carolina is taking another swing at legalizing online sports betting this year. Lawmakers are expected to file a new bill any day now, but what are the chances of it passing? Right now, sports betting in North Carolina only exists within three tribal casinos around the state. A new bill would open the floodgates for up to a dozen online sports betting apps to open for business. As it turns out, the bill has a solid chance of making it to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk this year.


  • Legal Sports Report: Oklahoma Sports Betting Bill Barely Alive As Deadline Nears
    • An Oklahoma sports betting bill is moving forward, but its future is murky. Rep. Ken Luttrell’s OK sports betting bill, HB 1027, advanced through the House Committee on Appropriations and Budget last week, 27-4. It is the second straight year for a Luttrell-sponsored sports betting bill. Luttrell’s bill is headed toward the House floor, where representatives did not vote on the issue last year.