Industry News of the Day for September 13, 2023

Industry News

  • Legal Sports Report: Fliff Terms And Conditions Do Not Prevent Suit, Lawyers Say
    • A group of California lawyers suing Fliff for running an allegedly illegal sports betting outfit responded to a claim that customer complaints about the self-proclaimed “social sportsbook” are ineligible in the courtroom under its terms and conditions. Fliff’s contractual terms are not enforceable under state law, attorneys representing Bishoy Nessim told the US Central District of California Court in Riverside last week.
  • Gaming Today: NFL Accommodates But May Not Understand ADA Stadium Accessibility, Survey Says
    • NFL guests with disabilities or those who bring disabled people to games have mixed views about stadium accommodations. A majority of those impacted have a positive view about considerations, though nearly half don’t feel like the league understands their needs. Gaming Today wanted to know how well NFL stadiums were doing at making those accommodations.
  • SBC Americas: Flutter Overhauls PokerStars VR Brand To Regenerate F2P Casino
    • Flutter Entertainment has opted to breathe new life into its virtual reality and free-to-play social casino product by rebranding its PokerStars VR product. Now known as Vegas Infinite, the free-to-play ecosystem was launched almost five years ago and has been a staple of the PokerStars offering as Flutter seeks to explore new technologies.
  • Las Vegas Review-Journal: FBI Confirms Investigation Into MGM Cybersecurity Issue
    • The FBI is investigating the cybersecurity issue that thwarted credit card transactions and affected computerized systems throughout MGM Resorts International properties. “MGM has requested assistance, and we are providing it,” Special Agent Mark Neria, of the bureau’s Las Vegas field office, said Tuesday morning.


  • Sports Handle: Colorado Becomes Sixth State To Surpass $13 Billion In Sports Wagering Revenue
    • The Colorado Division of Gaming reported $25 million in gross sports wagering revenue for July on Tuesday, as operators bounced back from absorbing an eight-figure loss in basketball payouts the previous month. The Denver Nuggets winning their first NBA title in franchise history took a major chunk off operators’ bottom lines in June, as the public came out $10.8 million ahead on $57.9 million handle betting on basketball.


  • PlayUSA: Iowa Casino Revenue Dips Slightly In August While Sports Betting Booms
    • Iowa casino revenue dipped slightly month on month in August, while sports betting revenue spiked up 27% in August, according to the latest data from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC). This past month saw adjusted gross revenue from Iowa’s 19 casinos total $143.16 million, down from $150.04 million in July, representing a roughly 4.7% decrease.


  • PlayMichigan: Detroit Casinos Still Outpacing 2022 With $104.6 Million In August Revenue
    • Detroit’s three retail casinos continue to maintain steady revenue for 2023, remaining slightly ahead of 2022. In August, the Michigan Gaming Control Board reports the three casinos combined to bring in $104.6 million in revenue from table games and slots. While a 2% decrease from July’s total, the August number is still 0.1% higher than August of 2022 ($104.5 million).


  • AP News: Missouri’s Pro Sports Teams Push To Get Legal Sports Gambling On 2024 Ballot
    • A coalition of Missouri’s professional sports teams is backing a new effort to legalize sports betting that could put the issue to voters on the 2024 ballot. After missing out on millions of dollars in betting revenues over the past several years, the sports teams decided they are done waiting for the Missouri Legislature to act and instead have taken the first step toward an initiative petition drive that would circumvent lawmakers


  • PlayOhio: Ohio Sportsbooks Buck Trend, Commercials Dominate Browns-Bengals Game
    • One thing was certain on the opening Sunday of NFL games this season — an Ohio team would win. The Cincinnati Bengals visited the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 10, hoping to end the Browns’ dominance over them the past few years. It was the 100th meeting of the two Ohio teams. Although the Bengals are 52-47 all-time in the “Battle of Ohio” matchup, Cincinnati hasn’t won in Cleveland since 2017.