Industry News of the Day for September 20, 2019
- SBC Americas, 9.20.19 – That Was The Week That Was In US Sports Betting
- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.
- Legal Sports Report, 9.19.19 – Analysis: Winners And Losers From The First $10 Billion In Legal US Sports Betting
- Barely a year after the US Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting, the emerging industry already is exceeding expectations.
- Binghamton Press, 9.20.19 – New York’s Sportsbooks Scored Big During First Week Of NFL Season
- The first week of the National Football League season saw sizable increases in sports betting activity at New York’s four private casinos, according to numbers filed with the New York Gaming Commission.
- Metro Bet, 9.19.19 – Pennsylvania Sports Betting Handle Expected To Jump To $210 Million In September
- Pennsylvania is really taking to this legal online sports betting deal, as a record $109 million was wagered in the month of August. Of the $109 million bet, $83.2 million was done online.
- Sports Handle, 9.20.19 – Michigan Lawmakers Pause On Sports Betting To Iron Out Budget
- Michigan Representative Brandt Iden is used to roadblocks, so the latest delay in taking action on sports betting is merely a speed bump. Earlier this week, Iden took sports betting off the table temporarily, while state lawmakers work to meet an October 1 budget deadline.
- Legal Sports Report, 9.19.19 – Michigan Sports Betting Chances Appear Slim In Budget Discussion
- Sports betting legislation advanced through the Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee on Tuesday, but that’s not an indication it’s on the move.
- Gambling Compliance, 9.20.19 – Pressure Grows On Illinois Lawmakers To Fix Gambling Expansion Law [subscription paywall]
- Scheduled to reconvene for just three days in October and three more days in November in a so-called “veto session,” Illinois lawmakers already are discussing makeovers for an almost 800-page gaming and sports-betting law that is riddled with inconsistencies.
- Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, 9.19.19 – Top Court Goes On Road, Hears Online Gambling Case [subscription paywall]
- The state’s top court will decide if the Illinois Loss Recovery Act can apply to wagers made through a third-party sports gambling website such as FanDuel or DraftKings.
- MDJ Online, 9.19.19 – Colorado Releases Ballot Measure Guide Ahead Of November Election
- The Colorado General Assembly’s Legislative Council has released its voter guide for 2019’s ballot measures, including one to legalize sports betting.
Sports League News:
- Legal Sports Report, 9.20.19 – Making Sense Of Leagues’ Search For Sports Betting Data Fees: Case Study No. 9
- In this series, we will explore some of the important case law that is relevant to sports leagues’ argument that they should be compensated for “official league data,” “intellectual property,” or whatever other term league executives choose to use.
iDEA Growth Member News:
- Com, 9.19.19 – Kambi Jumps Into Ohio Sports Betting With Sportsbook Deal
- Ohio sports betting legislation isn’t that close to passing this year, but that hasn’t kept industry leaders Kambi and JACK Entertainment from striking a deal to be ready when it does.
Overall Industry News:
- The Nevada Independent, 9.20.19 – As Floodgates Open For Sports Betting, New Fund Aims To Deepen Research On Gambling Addiction
- The National Center for Responsible Gaming has announced $400,000 in new funds to study the public health impacts of legal sports wagering, which is expected to grow rapidly in light of a court ruling last year.