Industry News of the Day for September 18, 2020

iDEA Growth Member News:

  • Sports Handle, 9.17.20 – Super Bowl Come Early? After NFL Week 1, DraftKings Sportsbook Thinks So
    • If there was any question about pent-up sports betting demand or how sports bettors would feel about football during the pandemic era, those questions were answered with cold, hard cash over the the opening weekend of the 2020 NFL season.
  • SBC Americas, 9.18.20 – NetEnt Makes West Virginia Debut With GVC And MGM
    • NetEnt has expanded its reach across the US market by inking a new partnership with igaming and sports betting operator BetMGM after receiving a temporary license from the regulating authorities in West Virginia.
  • iGB North America, 9.18.20 – NetEnt To Enter West Virginia With BetMGM
    • NetEnt is to roll out its content in West Virginia for the first time, in partnership BetMGM, the betting and igaming brand launched through a joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts.
  • iGB North America, 9.18.20 – BetMGM Links Up With NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders
    • BetMGM, the gambling brand operated via the GVC Holdings-MGM Resorts joint venture Roar Digital, has entered into a new partnership with the Las Vegas Raiders National Football League (NFL) franchise.
  • PlayNJ, 9.17.20 – NJ Gaming News: DraftKings, Fox Bet Land NFL Partners; August Sets New Online Records
    • From all indications, the latest New Jersey gambling news is very good for several gaming companies in the Garden State this week. In terms of taking in money and the potential to take in more in the future, there’s much to be excited about.

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Sports League News:

  • SBC Americas, 9.18.20 – NASCAR And AGA Encourage Bettors To ‘Know When To Pit’
    • The American Gaming Association (AGA) has teamed up with NASCAR to educate fans on responsible sports betting through the AGA’s ‘Have a Game Plan. Bet Responsibly’ public service campaign.
  • iGB North America, 9.17.20 – AGA & Nascar Form Responsible Gambling Partnership
    • The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced today (September 17) it has signed a new partnership with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (Nascar), to help educate racing fans on responsible gambling through the AGA’s ‘Have a Game Plan, Bet Responsibly’ campaign.

New Jersey:

  • Gambling Compliance, 9.18.20 – New Jersey Advances Sports-Betting Tax Relief Bill (subscription paywall)
    • The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday unanimously passed a bill allowing operators to deduct promotional bets from sports-wagering taxes, while holding another bill that would provide tax relief to Atlantic City’s nine casinos.
  • NJ Online Gambling, 9.18.20 – Future Of Fixed Odds On Horse Race Betting In Jersey Becomes Murky
    • New Jersey’s pioneering effort to offer exchange wagering on horse racing in the U.S. comes to an end on Oct. 1 when Betfair exits the stage – or does it?


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West Virginia:




  • Gambling Compliance, 9.18.20 – Ohio Readies New Sports-Betting Bill, But Obstacles Remain (subscription paywall)
    • A revised draft bill to legalize sports betting in Ohio represents a compromise between Senate and House sponsors, but sources caution that hurdles still remain for the bill to cross the finish line.