Industry News of the Day for November 5, 2019

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  • Online Poker Report, 11.5.19 – Problems And Solutions For Legalizing California Sports Betting
    • A path to legal sports betting is developing in California, but there are two issues that must be resolved before the legislature will enact legislation offering the electorate the opportunity to legalize sports betting there (The state constitution requires any expansion of gambling to be approved by the voters).
  • WSN, 11.5.19 – California Legislators Eye 2020 Ballot For Sports Betting
    • With the 2020 election only a year away, legislators in California are eyeing the ballot as a deadline for approval for sports betting in the state from voters. But before the measure reaches the ballot it must get through the California legislative process first.

Washington, D.C.:

  • Law360, 11.4.19 – DC City Council Skirted Law In $215M Gambling Contract Row (subscription paywall)
    • A Washington, D.C., app developer is urging the Supreme Court to hand him a win in his suit over the city awarding a $215 million sports betting contract to the district’s lottery operator, saying the city council violated federal law by creating a one-time exception to its awarding procedure.

New Hampshire:

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Rhode Island:

  • Boston Globe, 11.5.19 – Should RI Loosen Up Its Sports Betting Rules? Industry Analysts Say Yes
    • Rhode Island’s sportsbooks had their most profitable month ever in September, but industry analysts say the state could have made even more money if officials walked back a requirement that individuals activate the mobile betting app in person at Twin River’s two casinos.