Industry News of the Day for May 21, 2021

iDEA Growth Member News: 


  • Online Poker Report, 5.21.21: Connecticut Online Casino, Sports Betting Passes House 
    • On Thursday night, Gov. Ned Lamont tweeted a thanks to the House for bipartisan approval earlier in the day of “the agreement our administration reached that will bring Connecticut’s gaming, lottery and sports betting market into the future, positioning our state as a leader.” 



  • Legal Sports Report, 5.21.21: Sports Betting In Louisiana Takes Step Forward For Second Straight Day 
    • The Senate passed the already House-approved HB 697, 32-4. The bill is returning to the House with the Senate bills. The Senate did not take action on the sports betting appropriations bill, SB 142, which was subject to call for a final passage Thursday. 

South Dakota: 

  • Legal Sports Report, 5.20.21: New Rules Emerge For Sports Betting In South Dakota 
    • The South Dakota Commission on Gaming approved a new set of regulations. It is the next step as SD prepares to launch sports betting in Deadwood later this year. Gov. Kristi Noem signed SB 44 into law March 18 after legislators moved quickly to enact the wishes of South Dakota voters from November 2020. The law goes into effect July 1. 


  • TN Bets, 5.20.21: Report: Alabama Sports Betting Still Has Chance In Special Session 
    • According to, a special session could be held to pass the legislation that failed in the final days of the regular session earlier this month. Citing sources, the report said that there are enough votes in the House and Senate to deliver the package to Gov. Kay Ivey.