Industry News of the Day for May 30, 2023

Industry News

  • SBC Americas: Avoiding Another Cali: Overcoming Tribal Relationships And Legislative Hurdles For Sports Betting
    • Five years after the repeal of PASPA, the sports betting industry has made huge inroads in expanding across the US. There are 38 states plus DC with legalized sports betting, yet the industry has reached an impasse with the remaining states, with some of the larger ones proving particularly difficult to crack. It has proven difficult to pass legislation in states such as Texas, Georgia, and Missouriin 2023 despite plenty of vocal support for such sports betting legalization.
  • Sports Handle: Researchers Take Their Shots At Explaining Gamblers’ Behavior At Las Vegas Gathering
    • It’s not a proper Wednesday morning on the Las Vegas Strip until the trays of shots come out. This held true this week at UNLV’s 18th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, only the shot glasses were filled with non-alcoholic smoothies containing spinach, kale, apples, and pears. Booze, however, was a focal point of a presentation by University of Memphis grad student Tori Horn titled “Alcohol Consumption While Gambling: New Evidence Within a Responsible Gambling Framework.”


  • PlayUSA: Illinois Extends In-State College Betting, Doesn’t Increase Responsible Gaming
    • People in Illinois can continue placing sports bets on in-state college teams at Illinois sportsbooks but not online. Illinois lawmakers voted to extend in-person betting on in-state college teams until July 1, 2024. If the legislature had not taken action before wrapping up the session this week, such betting would have ceased July 1. That would have meant no betting within Illinois on University of Illinois and Northwestern games in the coming college football season.


  • Gambling News: Indiana Bill to Better Address Cases of Illegal Animal Gambling
    • New legislation in Indiana is aiming to ease the burden of caring for the evidence of illegal animal fighting rings in Indiana, covering expenses for caretakers while the cases wind down through the legal system. Indiana Senate Bill 423 seeks to expand the scope of “reasonable expenses” of bonds set by courts for the animals impounded during busts of illegal animal gambling rings by explicitly stating medical care, quarantine, shelter and food as costs covered by the bond.


  • Gaming Today: Kentucky Asks Massachusetts For Sports Betting Guidance, Is Obliged (by Kentuckian)
    • Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner Jordan Maynard has a soft spot for the “commonwealth”. Sure, he loves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, but the Commonwealth of Kentucky is his home state. So Maynard was happy to help when Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Chair Jonathan Rabinowitz asked him for advice on Kentucky’s upcoming sports betting rollout. His number one tip? Stick to a launch timeline.

New Jersey

  • PlayNJ: New Bill Emerges In Senate Regarding Underage Gambling At AC Casinos
    • New Jersey lawmakers are considering a significant change when dealing with people under 21 who illegally gamble inside Atlantic City casinos. A proposed bill in the state Senate would give courts the option of requiring compulsive gambling treatment and education programs for underage bettors. Currently, underage gambling in AC casinos is a disorderly persons offense and carries a fine between $500 and $1,000.

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: An Interview With Dr. Michelle Malkin On NC Collegiate Gambling Education
    • In light of sports betting scandals at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Alabama, NCSharp spoke with Dr. Michelle Malkin to discuss collegiate gambling, problem gambling and gambling education. Malkin, an assistant professor of criminal justice at the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University, is a leading national researcher on numerous topics under the umbrella of problem gambling. She regularly speaks at conferences, gives training on problem gambling and publishes on the topic.


  • Legal Sports Report: Unique Tennessee Sports Betting Handle Tax Signed Into Law
    • Tennessee sports betting operators will soon be taxed on the money bettors wager as opposed to the revenue they generate because of a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Bill Lee. Beginning in July, TN sports betting‘s 20% tax on gross gaming revenue – the pool of income taxed traditionally taxed by legal betting states – is replaced by a 1.85% tax on handle. It is one of several sports betting changes overwhelmingly adopted by the legislature this year under SB 475.