Industry News of the Day for September 1, 2020

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  • iGB North America, 9.1.20 – FanDuel Becomes Official PGA Tour Betting Operator
    • US-based fantasy and sports betting operator FanDuel has signed a multi-year content and marketing agreement with the PGA Tour, with a view to expanding upon the increased betting momentum on professional golf markets seen in 2020.


Rhode Island:


  • The Day, 8.31.20 – No Talk On Sports Betting Until Tribes’ Exclusive Rights Recognized
    • Sportech, PLC’s recent op-ed blamed the Tribes for “blocking” legislation to legalize sports betting. A more candid approach would acknowledge that both the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations supported legislation legalizing sports betting as proposed by the Connecticut Jobs and Revenue Act.



  • iGB North America, 9.1.20 – Boyd Gaming And FanDuel Launch Sports Betting In Illinois
    • US casino operator Boyd Gaming has expanded its partnership with FanDuel Group to launch a new online, mobile and retail sports betting offering in the state of Illinois.
  • US Bets, 8.31.20 – City Of Chicago Issues RFI For Potential Downtown Casino
    • The city of Chicago took another small step towards the building of a casino in the downtown area Thursday, issuing a RFI (Request for Information) seeking ideas and strategies to “develop and operate a world-class casino in Chicago.”



  • PlayNevada, 8.31.20 – Nevada Casinos Allowed To Take Bets On The Kentucky Derby
    • The Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday, Sept. 6 instead of its normal “first Saturday in May” date. Believe it or not, there was a possibility that Nevada sportsbooks wouldn’t be able to take parimutuel wagers on the 145th Run For The Roses.