Industry News of the Day for May 6, 2021

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New Jersey: 

  • Play NJ, 5.5.21: NJ Lawmakers Push To Expand College Sports Betting 
    • The state Assembly Tourism, Gaming, and the Arts Committee moved a concurrent resolution Wednesday morning in support of amending NJ’s sports betting law. The proposed amendment would remove the current prohibition against betting on NJ colleges and universities or collegiate sporting events that takes place in the Garden State. 

New York: 


  • New 5 Cleveland, 5.5.21: Lawmakers To Unveil New Bill To Make Sports Betting Legal 
    • The Ohio Senate Select Committee on Gaming will unveil Thursday morning at 10 a.m. their bill to legalize sports betting in the state according to the office of the bill’s sponsor Senator Kirk Schuring. 


  • Miami Herald, 5.5.21: Floridians Still Want Say In Gambling Expansion To Mobile Sports Betting, Poll Says 
    • In what may be a warning shot to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Legislature in their pursuit of a gambling deal that will legalize mobile sports betting in Florida, a new poll commissioned by No Casinos shows 76% of Floridians surveyed say voters should have to approve. 
  • Sports Handle, 5.5.21: Will Sports Betting Operators Besides Hard Rock Be Able To Find A Way Into Florida? 
    • Just as there was an initial frenzy around the legalization of mobile sports betting in New York in April, so too has there been a frenzy in the industry about legal wagering in Florida. But if Florida does legalize — and it would become the largest state to do so — it could very well create a monopoly, leaving sports bettors with no choices and, potentially, less attractive odds. 

West Virginia: