iDEA Growth Member News:
- Online Poker Report, 11.20.19 – Golden Nugget Signs Deal With Everi To Bring Mechanical Slots Online
- As of this week, Golden Nugget Atlantic City has a new partnership with slots developer Everi. The deal announced Tuesday includes the exclusive launch of seven of Everi’s real-money games for online play in New Jersey.
- Sports Handle, 11.20.19 – Legal But Not Live: Projecting When Colorado, Illinois, Montana, NH, Tennessee And D.C. Will Be Online
- Six jurisdictions have legalized sports betting but have not yet given the green light for the launch of legal operations. While Indiana and Iowa sprinted from legal to live (they both did it in just over three months) earlier this year, that’s not been the norm. In many cases, especially in jurisdictions with no gaming infrastructure, the timeline may stretch into a calendar year and perhaps longer.
Overall Industry News:
- Legal Sports Report, 11.20.19 – William Hill Snags More Space On Vegas Strip With CG Technology Purchase
- William Hill is poised to acquire the assets of CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) in both Nevada and The Bahamas. News of the takeover came in the form of a tidy press release that hit the wire after close of business Wednesday.
- WSN, 11.21.19 – Florida State Senator Introduces Sports Betting Legislation
- A longtime proponent of bringing sports betting to Florida, state Senator Jeff Brandes is putting his money where his mouth is by introducing SB 968, a proposal that would bring legalized wagering to the state in 2020.
- Associated Press, 11.20.19 – Georgia Lawmakers Start Statewide Gambling Growth Meetings
- Georgia lawmakers studying the possibility of expanding gambling in the state are taking their show on the road.
- Willamette Week, 11.20.19 – Lawmakers Say The Oregon Lottery’s Sports Betting App Needs Their Oversight
- A 50-second exchange during a legislative hearing earlier this year has led to simmering, behind-the-scenes tensions between the Oregon Lottery and legislators—and may determine the future of online sports betting in the state.
- ESPN, 11.20.19 – Nation’s First On-Premises Sports Betting Facility To Open In DC
- Capitals owner Ted Leonsis discusses the opening of the nation’s first on-premises sports betting facility at Capital One Arena.
- The Times, 11.20.19 – Hold Your Bets: Still No Timeline For Sports Wagering In Illinois
- If you are making football bets in Illinois on Feb. 2, 2020, they probably won’t be legal.
- Legal Sports Report, 11.20.19 – FanDuel Becomes Iowa’s Second Daily Fantasy Sports Operator
- The two major daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are now both live in Iowa after FanDuel launched operations earlier this week.
- Sports Handle, 11.20.19 – FanDuel Enters Daily Fantasy Sports Market In Iowa
- FanDuel, having completed the final steps of testing for change control to the approval of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, became an official player in the state’s DFS market on Tuesday.
- Play IA, 11.20.19 – Why Don’t Iowa Sportsbooks Take College Player Prop Bets?
- Back in September, Iowa residents and visitors might have been mystified as to why they couldn’t legally bet on how many touchdown passes Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Nate Stanley would throw against Iowa State. That’s because college player prop bets are missing from the Iowa legal sports betting scene.
- Metro News, 11.20.19 – Casinos Thinking About Adding Sports Betting Options
- Some West Virginia casinos are moving toward adding additional sportsbooks to their existing sports betting operations.
- Gambling Compliance, 11.21.19 – Oklahoma Compact Stand-Off Seems Set For Courtroom (subscription paywall)
- As the stand-off continues between Oklahoma’s governor and Indian tribes over the state’s gaming compacts, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) remains confident that a court would agree the compacts automatically renew at the beginning of the year.
- Legal Sports Report, 11.20.19 – King-Sized October For Mississippi Sports Betting Thanks To Mattress Mack
- Mississippi sports betting handle jumped 46.2% in October, largely thanks to one man: Mattress Mack.