Industry News of the Day for October 9, 2019
iDEA Growth in the News:
- Sports Handle, 10.8.19 – Data Mandate, Branding, In-Person Registration Surface As Key Issues For Illinois Sports Betting [iDEA Growth mentioned]
- Response to the Illinois Gaming Board’s sports betting public-comment period was, to say the least, robust… and fierce.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Ifrah Law, 10.8.19 – Ifrah Law’s “The Definitive Guide To Online Gaming And Betting In The U.S.” Is Available For Download
- Complimentary eBook offers a comprehensive overview of the rapidly evolving U.S. online gaming and betting industry.
- Reuters, 10.9.19 – Ladbrokes-Owner GVC Raises Profit Forecast Again As U.S. Offers Bigger Bets
- GVC, owner of British gambling firm Ladbrokes, raised its annual core earnings forecast for the second time in three months as a joint venture cashed in on a booming online sports betting market in the United States.
- Online Poker Report, 10.8.19 – Indiana Joins List Of States With Legal Online Sports Betting [DraftKings]
- As of last week, Indiana has joined the growing collection of states with legal online sports betting.
- Play USA, 10.8.19 – Live In Chicago? Here’s A Quick Guide To Indiana Sports Betting [DraftKings]
- If you weren’t aware, the Hoosier State recently launched Indiana online sports betting, opening a Pandora’s box full of options for those looking to place a few wagers.
- Gambling Insider, 10.9.19 – DraftKing’s Jamie Shea: We “Absolutely” See Indiana Following New Jersey’s Success
- Following DraftKings’ mobile sports wagering launch in Indiana, Gambling Insider spoke to the operator’s Head of Sportsbook Digital, Jamie Shea.
- Saporta Reporter, 10.8.19 – Georgia Voters Just Got More Likely To Get A Say On Any Sports Betting Law
- There’s been an idea that next year, Georgia lawmakers might OK sports betting via a simple majority legislative vote and new law.
- The Center Square, 10.8.19 – Georgia Explores Legalizing Sports Betting, Horse Racing Through Study
- Georgia lawmakers are debating the financial implications of legalizing sports betting and horse racing in the state.
- Gambling Compliance, 10.9.19 – Sports Betting Back On The Radar In Ohio [subscription paywall]
- After a quiet summer in Ohio, sports betting has returned to the legislative stage as the House Finance Committee resumed hearings on a bill that would allow online and land-based betting under the purview of the Ohio Lottery Commission.
- US Bets, 10.8.19 – Ohio House Still Chewing On Sports Betting Bill
- The Ohio House Finance Committee met for a relatively brisk hearing on Tuesday morning in Columbus to go over a proposal to legalize sports wagering.
- Gaming Intelligence, 10.9.19 – West Virginia Sports Betting Surges With Start Of NFL Season [subscription paywall]
- West Virginia’s regulated sports betting market recorded total stakes of $25.20m excluding voided bets in the four-week period ended September 28, with $21.45m paid out in winnings.
- Radio Iowa, 10.8.19 – All But One Of State-Licensed Casinos Now Have On Site Sports Betting
- Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission administrator, Brian Ohorilko, says the Wild Rose Casinos opened their on-site sports betting facilities last week and now all the casinos that sought to conduct sports betting are operating.
- Willamette Week, 10.9.19 – The Oregon Lottery May Take Bets As High As $250,000 On Its New Sports Gambling App
- As the Oregon Lottery hurtles toward high-stakes online sports betting, critics say the results could be ruinous.
- Gambling Compliance, 10.9.19 – Nevada Regulators Urged To Reconsider Charitable Gambling Change [subscription paywall]
- Problem gambling advocates are asking Nevada gaming officials to reconsider pending amendments to regulations governing who can participate in charitable games and lotteries.
Sports League News:
- Law360, 10.8.19 – Sports Orgs. Want 3rd To Rehear Sports Betting Bond [subscription paywall]
- The NCAA, NFL, NBA and other sports organizations on Tuesday asked the Third Circuit for an en banc review into a precedential decision last month allowing a New Jersey racetrack to recover a $3.4 million bond and potentially more from an injunction against taking sports bets that the split panel found was wrongfully handed down.