Industry News of the Day for October 28, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

Industry News:

  • US Bets, 10.28.20 – Online Gaming Panel Asks, Is Your State Next?
    • After a year during which only two states, Virginia and Washington, have so far legalized sports wagering, expect 2021 to be the year of the “big state.”
  • SBC Americas, 10.28.20 – NCLGS President Sets Out Commitment To Guiding US Gaming Sector
    • Nevada State Senator Keith Pickard, President of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), has set out the organization’s vision to expand its reputation as the primary source of best practices in gaming law and regulation.
  • PlayUSA, 10.27.20 – PlayUSA Rewind: Independent DC Sportsbook Eyes Thanksgiving Opening
    • This week, small businesses in our Nations’s Capital are one step closer to being represented in the sports betting conversation. Additionally, Maryland gets a big political boost from its governor and a pair of gaming states ponder their ultimate pipe dream.

Overall Industry News:

Federal News:

  • Gambling Compliance, 10.28.20 – Judge’s Death Puts Crucial Wire Act Decision In Limbo (subscription paywall)
    • A pending federal court ruling on the Wire Act, which could influence the future of the U.S. gambling industry and appeared to be going the industry’s way, is up in the air after one of the three judges overseeing the case died on Monday.
  • Sports Handle, 10.28.20 – The IRS Is Coming For Federal Tax On DFS Entries, Just Like Sports Betting
    • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last week doubled down on its position that daily fantasy sports (DFS) entry fees are akin to sports wagers, signaling that it is a matter of when, and at what percentage, the IRS will levy federal taxes on those sums.

Sports League News:


  • WTOP, 10.28.20 – Betting On The Future: Going Mobile In Virginia
    • Virginia is moving quickly to launch sports betting throughout the commonwealth, with applications for mobile betting licenses flowing into the Virginia Lottery ahead of the Oct. 31 deadline.


  • PlayMichigan, 10.26.20 – Live Updates As Michigan Online Casinos And Sports Betting Launch Nears
    • When will Michigan online gambling officially launch? It is a question that has plagued the state since December 2019 when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed both pieces of legislation into law, making online casinos, online poker, and online sports betting legal in the Great Lakes State.