Industry News of the Day for May 19, 2021

iDEA Growth in the News: 

  • DCist, 5.18.21: Sports Betting Becomes Legal in Maryland, Echoes Lessons Learned From Marijuana  [Jeff Ifrah quoted] 
    • With legal sports betting going into effect June 1, state officials aren’t only focused on how much money the new industry will bring in — but also who gets to make money from it. And in that, they say they’ve learned lessons from another revenue source: marijuana. 

iDEA Growth Member News: 

Overall Industry News: 

  • IGB, 5.18.21: NCPG Launches Support Campaign For Military Members 
    • The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has launched its Operation Responsible Gambling campaign, which aims to support members of the military community who are affected by gambling-related harm. 


District of Columbia: