Industry News of the Day for October 13, 2023

Industry News

  • PlayUSA: NCPG Announces AI-Driven Partnership For Self-Testing Online Gamblers
    • In a move that will improve a gambler’s ability to identify problem habits, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is now partnering with Danish firm Mindway AI to introduce a new interactive self-test. NCPG President Keith S. Whyte said the partnership will offer visitors to NCPG’s resource site,, an empowering experience that will “help them make well-informed choices about their gambling behavior.” When a gambler goes to the NCPG website to find responsible gambling resources, they’ll encounter a self-test screening tool called the NODS-SA.
  • Legal Sports Report: NCAA Betting Online Learning Course Next Step In Sports Wagering Education
    • The National Collegiate Athletic Association launched its first-ever NCAA betting e-learning program for student-athletes, the governing body announced Tuesday.  The NCAA betting education course for student-athletes covers problem gambling’s harms and the sports wagering’s risks regarding integrity.  An NCAA spokesperson told LSR that the course will be “integrated into the education provided to all student-athletes through their NCAA Eligibility Center account in the coming weeks. It is immediately available to all campuses to use as part of their ongoing student-athlete education.”


  • PlayFL: Supreme Court Stops FL Sports Betting Relaunch. What’s Next For Bettors?
    • On Thursday, US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts granted the request of two Florida companies seeking to block the restart of mobile sports betting in the state. West Flagler Associates and the Bonita-Fort Myers Corporation filed that request to the Supreme Court late Wednesday to prevent the Seminole Tribe from relaunching its Hard Rock Bet app. Roberts’ stay is a temporary one — five days — to allow for a full briefing before him or the full court. Chief Justice Roberts’ temporary stay ruling is the latest of a multiple-year court case that has shut down sports betting in Florida since November 2021.


  • CBS2 Iowa: Iowa Among Top 10 States For Sports Betting, Wagering Over $1.2 Billion In 2023
    • Iowa ranks among the top 10 states wagering the most money on sports betting. Research by NoDepositRewards analyzed the state-wide reported figures up to July 2023, and calculated how much has been wagered per capita (only including the population that is over 18) in every state. According to the analysis, Americans wagered over $59 billion from January and July 2023. That’s a 176% increase from all of 2020, and a 4% increase from 2021.


  • PlayIndiana: Sports Betting Revenue Jumps 70% In September With NFL In Full Swing
    • Across the US, the return of the NFL season in the first week of September means a massive boost to sports betting and an end to summer slump. The same is true in Indiana. After taking in $238 million in sports wagers in August, handle jumped all the way up to $404.1 million in September, a whopping 70% increase. That boost came after a 17% increase from July to August. September’s taxable adjusted gross revenue was $41.1 million, which generated nearly $4 million in tax dollars for the state.


  • Sports Handle: Kansas Sets New High For Sports Wagering Handle At $219.3 Million
    • The Kansas Lottery reported sports wagering handle totaling $219.3 million for September, a new all-time high as the Sunflower State kicked off its second year of betting. The handle eclipsed the previous record of $206.3 million established in March. Kansas made its legal sports wagering debut in September 2022 with $160.5 million worth of accepted wagers. Last month marked the third time it cleared the $200 million threshold. The Sunflower State also became the 21st to surpass $2 billion in total handle in the post-PASPA era as September’s handle more than doubled the $94.4 million posted for August.


  • SBC Americas: MGCB Confirms Pick’em Daily Fantasy Sports Ban
    • The Michigan Gaming Control Board has confirmed that the new rules banning pick’em style daily fantasy sports games have come into effect.  Under the new regulations, DFS operators are prohibited from offering “any contests that have the effect of mimicking betting on sports, or that involve ‘prop bets’ or the effect of mimicking proposition selection”. “Fantasy contests, like any other form of competitive gaming, thrive on rules and regulations,” MGCB Executive Director Henry Williams said.

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: North Carolinians Show Interest In FanDuel, DraftKings And Parlays
    • Waiting for online sports betting in North Carolina to launch hasn’t stopped North Carolinians from seeking betting information. Every day, individuals perform thousands of searches on Google for sportsbooks from within North Carolina. We dove into that data from Google Trends to find the most popular searches for betting terms. Sports betting will launch in North Carolina in 2024. Perhaps as early as January and in time for the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl. The sports betting launch window runs from Jan. 8 to June 14, 2024. Already, North Carolinians are seeking information about sports betting apps in NC.


  • PlayCanada: Digging Into The $14.2 Billion Q2 Handle For Ontario Online Gaming
    • Online gambling in Ontario saw a slight decline in revenue but a slight uptick in wagers for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2023-24. This information comes as iGaming Ontario released the latest revenue report for the province, which covers July 1 through Sept. 30 of 2023. According to the report, online gaming drew $14.2 billion in wagers for Q2, a small increase from the $14.0 billion it garnered in Q1 (April 1-June 30, 2023). However, total gaming revenue dropped from $545 million last quarter to $540 million in Q2.