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.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- CNN, 5.6.20 – DraftKings CEO: People Are Betting On Table Tennis And Tiger King During The Pandemic
- DraftKings CEO Jason Robins says people are using the site to bet on obscure sports and popular TV shows while most sports leagues are shut down during the coronavirus pandemic.
- PlayPennsylvania, 5.6.20 – PA Gaming Review: DraftKings Goes Live & The Wait For Casinos, Horse Racing Continues
- Busy week in PA gaming, even with virus shutdowns and restrictions still guiding gambling in the Quaker State.
- Legal Sports Report, 5.6.20 – Coronavirus Impact Seen In Huge Monthly Handle Drop For US Sports Betting
- The lack of major sports for more than half of March led US sports betting handle to fall 65% from February.
- 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.
- NJ Online Gambling, 5.6.20 – New Jersey Racetracks Stuck In Limbo During Coronavirus Lockdown
- Thoroughbred racing is currently occurring at only a handful of U.S. racetracks and, in each case, with no fans in attendance.
- PlayNJ, 5.6.20 – Can Atlantic City Casinos Keep Customers And Employees Safe From The Coronavirus?
- New Jersey remains under stay-at-home restrictions until further notice. Of course, Atlantic City casinos are still closed and it appears like they will stay that way for a while.
- Penn Bets, 5.6.20 – Among The Casino Changes Due To COVID-19, You May Need To Make A Reservation
- Jay Dorris doesn’t know when the Wind Creek Bethlehem casino he oversees will reopen its doors. He just knows it’s going to be a lot different from the last time any visitors were inside, on March 15.
- WESA, 5.7.20 – Pandemic Ping Pong: PA Sports Fans Double Down On Table Tennis During Shutdown
- Pennsylvania betting operators have watched in astonishment as ‘fringe’ games have rocketed to the top of their sportsbook listings over the last month.
- Sports Handle, 5.6.20 – Virginia Lottery Rolls Out Aggressive Sports Betting Timeline
- When Virginia lawmakers drafted sports betting legislation, they included an aggressive deadline: Have regulations completed by Sept. 15.
- Online Poker Report, 5.6.20 – Summer Launch A Possibility As West Virginia Lotto Approves Online Gambling Rules
- Online poker and casino gambling might be coming to West Virginia sooner than expected.
- PlayWV, 5.6.20 – Hurry Up And Wait: WV Online Casinos May Finally Launch This Summer
- After online casino legislation received swift approval in March 2019, West Virginia has been waiting for the first online casino to launch. Well, the wait might be coming to an end.
- The Detroit News, 5.6.20 – State Gaming Board Opens Gate To Online Bets For Horse Racing
- The gate is now open for online betting for horse racing in Michigan, the state’s gaming board announced.
- PlayMichigan, 5.7.20 – Michigan Regulator Clears Way For Online Wagering On Horse Racing
- With live horse racing shut down in Michigan, the one remaining track and two horsemen’s associations are hoping to get in on the online action.
- PlayMichigan, 5.6.20 – Mayor: Detroit Casinos Will Not Fully Reopen Until There Is COVID-19 Vaccine
- Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told The Detroit News that Detroit casinos wouldn’t fully reopen until there is a COVID-19 vaccine, suggesting several months of smaller capacities in the venues when they do reopen.
- PlayUSA, 5.6.20 – Confidence In Colorado Online Sports Betting Abounds Following Smooth Launch
- With seemingly a controlled environment, Colorado sports betting launched with little — if any — stress.
- PlayColorado, 5.6.20 – Uncertainty Is The Only Thing Certain For Colorado Casinos
- Colorado casinos are in a no-win situation. They’re unable to reopen and there’s no timetable to do so.
- PlayColorado, 5.6.20 – What Coloradoans Should Know About Self-Exclusion Lists For Problem Gambling
- The state of Colorado now offers legal sports betting on top of brick-and-mortar casino gaming. For that reason, the importance of the Colorado self-exclusion program has never been greater.
- PlayNevada, 5.6.20 – When Will Las Vegas Casino Scene Be Open Again For Business?
- Nevada casino operators are preparing health and safety plans for when Gov. Steve Sisolak sets a date when they can reopen.
- KTNV, 5.6.20 – South Point Sports Betting Returns Via A New App
- Many have missed the glowing odds boards, the suite of screens, and the exchange of cold hard cash that comes with sports betting in Las Vegas since the coronavirus pandemic ended all bet-worthy sporting events.
- 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.