Industry News of the Day for October 11, 2019

iDEA Growth Member News:

Industry News:

  • The Action Network, 10.10.19 – Poll: 80% Of Americans Now In Favor Of Sports Betting Legalization
    • In February 2017, results of a Seton Hall Sports Poll revealed that only 46% of Americans believed betting on sports should be legalized. Some 32 months later, the latest version of the poll published Thursday reveals that 80% are in favor of sports betting legalization.

New Jersey:







  • Boston 25 News, 10.11.19 – No Clear Odds On Legal Sports Betting In Massachusetts
    • It’s been a year and a half since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave states the ability to allow sports betting programs and so far about a dozen states have adopted programs, but Massachusetts is not one of them.



  • Gambling Compliance, 10.11.19 – Lawmaker Requests Pause On Arkansas Casino Decision
    • A state representative is asking the Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) to delay awarding the state’s final casino license in Pope County until all lawsuits and investigations are completed, saying that granting the license now could be “tainted by corrupt activities.”


Sports League News:

  • ESPN, 10.11.19 – UFC To Launch Real-Time Data Product For Sportsbooks
    • The leading mixed martial arts promoter is launching UFC Event Centre in partnership with IMG Arena, the first in-game wagering product from the UFC, UFC president Dana White announced Thursday night.
  • The Wall Street Journal, 10.10.19 – Big Data Is Coming To The National Hockey League
    • This season, the league is debuting a puck and player tracking system that promises to unleash a tsunami of data about player speed and execution. The biggest upside may come from a market that is not yet legal nationwide: sports betting.
  • Sport Business, 10.10.19 – Indianapolis Colts Announce Fantasy Sports Partnership With FanDuel
    • The National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts are partnering with daily fantasy sports company FanDuel for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.