Industry News of the Day for September 22, 2022
- Bonus.com, 9.21.22 – Three States in a Dead Heat for Gross Online Gambling Revenue in August
- The NFL preseason got underway in August. That means the fall betting season has begun, and what’s good for online sportsbooks tends to be good for online casinos too.
- Sports Handle, 9.21.22 – ESPN Updating, Expanding, Prioritizing Sports Wagering Content
- ESPN may still not know its sports wagering end game with regard to whether it will have its own sportsbook or partner with one, but the Disney-owned network and multimedia platform is definitely making the commitment to content as betting continues to expand across the United States.
- US Bets, 9.21.22 – Twitch Bans Unlicensed Gambling Sites From Its Live-Streaming Platform
- Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, is banning unlicensed gambling sites from its platform as of Oct. 18. The decision, which came days after a scamming scandal was revealed on the platform, will ban users from live-streaming slots, roulette, or dice games that aren’t licensed in the United States or other jurisdictions. Some of the sites that are banned are crypto-gaming sites like Stake.com, Rollbit.com, and Roobet.com, though the company said other sites may follow. The announcement came via Twitter.
Sports League News
- Play Ohio, 9.21.22 – Citing NFL Rules, Cincinnati Bengals Pass On Retail Sportsbook At Paycor Stadium
- More than half of the retail sportsbooks heading to Ohio have now been approved after the Ohio Casino Control Commission on Wednesday licensed nine more entities, along with approving the Cincinnati Bengals’ application to host an online sportsbook.
- Legal Sports Report, 9.21.22 – Prop 27 Campaign Switching Tactics In CA Sports Betting Push: Report
- The campaign behind Prop 27, the push for legal online CA sports betting, is changing its tactics with just six weeks to go.
- Gaming Today, 9.21.22 – Prop 26: California’s In-Person Sports Betting Ballot Initiative Explained
- California Prop 26 would allow in-person-only sports betting at tribal casinos and four horse racing tracks in California. The 2022 ballot initiative is backed by at least 80 tribal and non-tribal organizations through the Coalition for Safe, Responsible Gaming.
- WCVB 5, 9.22.22 – Massachusetts Gaming Commission holding hearing on mobile sports betting
- The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is holding a hearing Thursday about mobile sports betting. The panel will be talking to 21 companies that want to apply for licenses for mobile sports betting.
- iGB, 9.22.22 – Michigan online sports betting and igaming revenue rises in August
- Combined online gambling and internet sports betting revenue in Michigan increased 37.0% year-on-year to $154.9m during August, according to the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB).
- NJ Gambling Sites, 9.21.22 – Why Did NJ Online Casino Revenue Drop in August When Other States Gained?
- The end of summer is an important time for the online gambling industry. From late spring until at least July, revenue tends to be on the decline or at least growing more slowly in the case of a budding market.
- Play NJ, 9.21.22 – Bet365 Now Offering Simplebet’s Micro-Betting Markets In New Jersey
- Bet365 partnered with Simplebet to offer its micro-betting markets at the sportsbook. It pairs Bet365, one of the largest online sportsbooks in the world that is currently live in the U.S. in New Jersey and Colorado, with the leading in-play micro-betting company.
- Sports Handle, 9.21.22 – Poll Says Most Ohioans Don’t Plan To Wager On Sports
- With the universal launch date for sports betting in Ohio set for Jan. 1, 2023, apparently most of the state’s residents aren’t all-in when it comes to wagering on athletic events. At least that’s what a recent poll reveals.
- Sports Handle, 9.21.22 – Is Vermont Preparing To Consider Legalizing Sports Betting?
- Famous as the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and pure maple syrup, Vermont has not yet found its sweet spot when it comes to legal sports wagering. But earlier this month, a paper detailing how to create a regulatory framework for such betting began circulating in Montpelier, meaning the state could be headed toward considering the issue.