Industry News of the Day for November 21, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:

Industry News:

  • 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:


  • 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.



Washington, D.C.:



  • 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.

West Virginia:


  • 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.