Industry News of the Day for September 1, 2023

Industry News

  • Legal Sports Report: Fanatics Live In 11 States For NFL Betting
    • Fanatics Betting & Gaming will be live in 11 legal US states prior to the start of the NFL betting season on Sept. 7.  Fanatics made the announcement on Thursday, coinciding with the initial completion of the sale of PointsBet’s US business. Fanatics has acquired PointsBet for $225 million. CEO Michael Rubin had previously said the operator’s goal was to be live in 12-15 states by the start of NFL betting season (down from 15-20).
  • PlayUSA: Department of the Interior Calls Arguments For Rehearing ‘Strawmen’ In Court Response
    • The Department of the Interior on Thursday told the DC Circuit US Court of Appeals it should deny rehearing a case on the validity of the gaming compact between the Seminole Tribe and State of Florida. The DOI was responding to West Flagler’s petition for the Court to rehear en banc, or in front of all 11 of its judges, its legal challenge of the compact’s inclusion of statewide online sports betting on tribal lands.
  • SBC Americas: ProhiBet answers the question of how to enforce athlete betting rules
    • College sports is having as close to a crisis as it has seen since the repeal of PASPA in 2018. What is happening in Iowa has drawn the attention of mainstream media, colleges, conferences, and the industry. Moreover, while this incident has been isolated to two schools, Iowa and Iowa State, everyone seems to agree this is a problem that extends beyond the bounds of the Hawkeye State.
  • U.S. Integrity Partnership Spree for Sports Betting Monitoring Continues
    • U.S. Integrity in August alone announced partnerships with the Big Ten, Big 12, and Mountain West conferences. The pacts allow the tech company to keep tabs on sports betting activity related to their college sports. Founded in 2018 as a sports betting monitoring company seeking to eradicate fraud and corruption from sports gambling, U.S. Integrity on Thursday confirmed Conference USA as its fourth major conference partnership reached in August.


  • Gaming Today: Kentucky Gives Initial Approval to Sports Betting Events Catalogue
    • Kentucky’s sports wagering catalog has been recommended for state regulatory approval in time for the state’s Sept. 7 retail launch. All major pro and college sports events are on the list. Kentucky Horse Racing Commission sports wagering director Hans Stokke told the state’s Sports Wagering Advisory Council on Thursday that more events may be added before the state’s mobile launch Sept. 28.

North Carolina

  • NC Sharp: NC Lottery Still Assembling Team To Regulate Sports Betting
    • The North Carolina Lottery Commission has posted a job listing for a director of licensing of sports betting and pari-mutuel wagering. The Commission tasked with launching the state’s online sports betting industry as early as Jan. 8, 2024, has moved very deliberately in the months since Gov. Roy Cooper signed North Carolina’s sports betting bill into law.


  • Sports Handle: DraftKings Surpasses FanDuel In Ohio Betting Volume For First Time
    • DraftKings overtook FanDuel in usage among Ohioans in July for the first time since the Buckeye State implemented sports betting at the start of the year, according to monthly figures reported Thursday by the Ohio Casino Control Commission. The apps of the two industry titans are far and away the most popular among Ohio’s online bettors, based on their volume, but they flip-flopped in the sports calendar’s slow midsummer period while combining to take 70% of bets placed by phone or computer.


  • PlayPennsylvania: PGCB Approves Red Rake Digital’s Pennsylvania Online Casino Games
    • Thanks to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), Red Rake Digital is making a debut into the US gaming industry. After getting approval from the PGCB, Red Rake Digital is prepared to bring its array of slot titles to Pennsylvania online casinos. The company just released new slot games to the state, and with Pennsylvania being the top online casino market, Red Rake has plenty of options when it comes to quality operators.