Industry News of the Day for May 7, 2020

iDEA Growth in the News:

  • Legal Sports Report, 5.5.20 – Online Michigan Sports Betting Needs This One Major Assist To Go Live By Fall (iDEA Growth mentioned)
    • Online Michigan sports betting and gaming could launch this fall if new regulations can wrangle an emergency designation, according to one insider. Industry trade group iDEA, which has collaborated on the regulations with the MGCB, said they represented a key step toward getting the market live early.

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Federal News:

  • PlayUSA, 5.6.20 – Will COVID-19 Spell End Of The Wire Act? Stakeholders Disagree
    • Fifty-nine years after the Wire Act was passed and 16 months after a Department of Justice re-interpretation of it sent a spasm through the burgeoning US gaming industry, stakeholders and entrepreneurs continue to debate over the extent to which the 20th-century law will impact their high-tech business opportunity.
  • WSN, 5.6.20 – New Jersey Sports Betting Case To Be Considered By US Supreme Court
    • The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association has appealed a panel of jurists to deliberate over whether they should come together and involve themselves in a restitution dispute between the horsemen and the NCAA, NBA, NFL, and MLB. A conference is expected to be held on May 15th.

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  • Capitol Weekly, 5.6.20 – Pandemic Raises Stakes On Sports Gambling Measures
    • With the sudden onset of the coronavirus playing havoc with California ballot measures and the state budget, it might be game-on for legalized sports gambling in 2020 after all.