Industry News of the Day for May 30, 2024

Industry News

  • PlayUSA: Scientific Games Expands Kansas Lottery Partnership With Instant Lottery Games
    • With over 50 years of working with state lotteries, Scientific Games has made news headlines again by announcing a partnership expansion with the Kansas Lottery. Scientific Games will now provide Kansas with an instant lottery game program. This development is part of an existing partnership that began in 2018. Scientific Games has been responsible for providing the lottery system with up-to-date technology.


  • Legal Sports Report: Illinois Sports Betting Tax Hike Passes State Legislature
    • Gov. JB Pritzker got his wish Wednesday morning asina budget bill more than doubling the Illinois sports betting tax passing the legislature. The Illinois House passed HB 4951, the state’s $53.1 billion budget, on its third try just before 5 am CT, sending it to Pritzker. The bill includes $1.1 billion in new revenues, including a tiered Illinois sports betting tax hike that raises rates based on total revenue collected.
  • PlayIllinois: Legislative Session Ends Without Movement On iGaming
    • Two bills that would have legalized online casinos in Illinois stalled in committee as the state legislative session concluded last week. In the end, consensus could not be formed to push either bill to a vote. House Bill 2239, introduced by State Rep. Edgar Gonzalez Jr., and Senate Bill 1565, sponsored by State Sen. Cristina Castro, failed to escape the committee process and come to a debate and vote on Friday in Springfield. The Subcommittee on Gaming, Wagering, and Racing in the Illinois State Senate and the Gaming Committee in the Illinois State House effectively shelved both proposals.


  • Bonus: Delaware Multi-Operator Sports Betting Proposal Clears First Committee
    • A bill to create a competitive sports betting market in Delaware cleared its first hurdle, passing the Delaware General Assembly’s House Administration Committee. House Bill 365 (HB 365) now sits with the House Appropriations Committee, which must consider the proposed legislation within twelve legislative days.


  • Gaming Today: Fanatics Sportsbook Is Now Available In Wyoming
    • Fanatics Betting and Gaming announced on Wednesday that Fanatics Sportsbook is now available in Wyoming. This marks the 21st state that Fanatics has launched in, and the fifth online sportsbook available in the Wyoming sports betting market. Wyoming becomes the second state to open up Fanatics Sportsbook in May following the recent New Jersey takeover. According to the press release, Fanatics Sportsbook is now available in 95% of the legal sports betting market across the United States.


  • PlayPennsylvania: Online Poker In PA Could Slip To Third Nationally After NJ, MI Join Forces
    • Over the weekend, WSOP and Michigan announced the launch of an interstate poker pool between New Jersey and Nevada. That means the Pennsylvania poker industry is expected to take a further hit and could slip to third biggest nationally before too long. That’s because states involved in the multi-state poker pool — especially New Jersey and Michigan — have a more robust, attractive market than Pennsylvania online poker because of larger prize pools.