Industry News of the Day for October 21, 2019
- The New York Times, 10.21.19 – Can Colleges Police Sports Betting? Some Are Trying
- Purdue, St. Joseph’s and Villanova have banned students from betting on their schools’ teams, but other universities are seeking more of a middle ground. No one is sure whose approach is right.
- Sports Handle, 10.18.19 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: D.C. Wins Lawsuit, NH And More
- Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of sports at large.
Overall Industry News:
- Sports Handle, 10.18.19 – William Hill, Stats Perform Collaborate On A.I.-Driven Prop Partnership
- William Hill and Stats Perform have entered into a first-of-its kind data partnership that could have major implications on how betting lines are generated for player props over the next decade.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10.18.19 – Revenue For Sports Wagering In Pennsylvania Shows Significant Increase
- Revenue generated by wagers placed at retail sportsbooks and at online sports betting sites operated by Pennsylvania casinos skyrocketed in September, jumping 143.5% over August’s figure, totaling nearly $14.9 million compared to a little over $6 million the month before.
- Penn Bets, 10.18.19 – Penn National Very Patient On Mobile Sports Betting
- Penn National Gaming has had the right for months to roll out mobile sports betting in Pennsylvania as five competitors have already done, but has taken its time to do so.
- Sports Handle, 10.18.19 – Purdue Prohibits Sports Betting By Faculty, Staff, Students, Contractors
- Purdue University on Friday became the first public university in the nation to pass a new policy prohibiting sports betting on the Boilermakers by anyone employed by or being educated at the university, including faculty, staff, students, and third-party contractors.
- Associated Press, 10.20.19 – Schools Ask Lawmakers To Ban Betting On Collegiate Sports
- Ohio’s public colleges and universities are asking lawmakers to prohibit betting on collegiate sports as the state moves to authorize sports wagering, saying that bets on amateur athletic contests could compromise those sports.
- The Columbus Dispatch, 10.18.19 – Ohio State Wants Lawmakers To Ban Betting On The Buckeyes
- Ohio State doesn’t want you taking Michigan and the points. The state’s flagship public university and its four-year brethren are asking lawmakers to prohibit betting on football and other collegiate sports as the state moves to authorize sports wagering.
- Play USA, 10.18.19 – Play USA’s ‘On The Record:’ Ohio Gaming Attorney Talks Sports Betting, MLB
- Who better to talk baseball and Ohio sports betting than with notable raconteur, Cincinnati Reds zealot and expert gaming attorney Kevin Braig of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, in Columbus.
- KATU, 10.20.19 – Users Of Oregon Lottery’s New Sports Betting App Wager $500,000 By First NFL Sunday
- The Oregon Lottery unveiled their sports betting app this week, and today was the first Sunday with pro-football.
- Gambling Compliance, 10.21.19 – Judge Denies Injunction Against DC Lottery’s No-Bid Sports-Betting Deal [subscription paywall]
- A District of Columbia Judge gave the DC Lottery the green light on Friday to proceed with its sports-betting plans, denying a request for an injunction and lifting a temporary restraining order preventing the lottery from doing so.
- WAMU, 10.18.19 – D.C.’s No-Bid Contract For Sports Betting Is Likely Legal, Judge Rules
- A D.C. judge ruled on Friday that the D.C. Council likely did not violate the law when it granted a Greek gaming company a no-bid, $215 million contract earlier this year to run the city’s lottery and create a sports betting app.
- The Oakland Press, 10.20.19 – Place Your Bets: Michigan Eyes Legalized Sports Betting As Other States Move To Offer Wagering On Games
- Michigan is among the states considering legalized sports betting after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year opened the door to sports gambling in the states, essentially ending Nevada’s monopoly on places in the U.S. that could legally take bets on sporting events.
- San Francisco Chronicle, 10.21.19 – Sports Betting Slow In Coming To California: Here’s What It Might Look Like
- A year and a half after a Supreme Court decision legalized sports betting across the country, California so far stands pat — not yet letting state residents get in on the action and leaving potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue on the table.
- Play IA, 10.20.19 – Sportsbooks Have Intended But Small Effect On Iowa Casino Revenues
- Iowa casinos are increasingly investing in sportsbooks. Based on August Iowa casino revenues, it looks as though there is some return on that investment.
- KDLT, 10.18.19 – ‘We Expect It To Continue To Grow’: Grand Falls Sports Betting A Month After Going Live
- Since sports betting officially went live in August, casinos across Iowa have become an attraction to many sports fans.
- WROC, 10.18.19 – Sports Betting Study Delayed, Could Affect NYS Gambling Laws
- A highly anticipated study from the New York State Gambling Commission has been delayed until next year.