Industry News of the Day for October 18, 2019

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  • The Hartford Courant, 10.17.19 – New Jersey Breaks Record In Sports Betting
    • In Connecticut, sports betting is still not legalized, although lawmakers said years ago that they were way ahead of other states in promoting the idea.

West Virginia:

  • Play WV, 10.17.19 – West Virginia Sportsbook Win Big As WVU Fails To Cover
    • Another week of sports betting in West Virginia produced another $6.5 million in total handle. Since online sportsbooks have returned to the Mountain State, bettors have increased their action significantly.


  • Associated Press, 10.17.19 – GOP Lawmakers: Push To Legalize Casinos Would Fail In Senate
    • Looking to pull the plug on one of Democrat Andy Beshear’s campaign themes, two top Republican lawmakers said Thursday that any effort to legalize casino gambling in Kentucky would be “dead on arrival” in the Senate.