iDEA Growth Member News:
- Online Poker Report, 9.22.19 – Fox Sports, The Stars Group Import Super 6 Football Prediction Game From UK
- Fox Sports Super 6, a new free-to-play sports prediction game, launched this month and appears to be a success out of the gates.
- Sports Handle, 9.20.19 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: D.C. Drama, Colorado, More
- Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of sports at large.
Overall Industry News:
- Online Poker Report, 9.23.19 – Caesars Sells The Rio: Is The World Series Of Poker On The Move?
- Caesars Entertainment Corporation announced on Monday morning that it was selling the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
- Online Poker Report, 9.20.19 – Apple Extends Compliance Deadline For Online Gambling Apps To March 2020
- Apple has extended the compliance deadline for its anti-HTML 5 policy by six months to March 3, 2020.
- Leheigh Valley Business, 9.20.19 – College Football Boosts PA Sports Betting To $109M In Wagers
- Casinos offering sports betting in Pennsylvania scored their first big touchdown in August, with the start of the college football season.
- The Philadelphia Inquirer, 9.22.19 – Corner Bars Want A Piece Of The Action As Sports Betting Moves Out Of The Shadows
- With the spectacular growth of mobile sports wagering in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, some bar and restaurant owners are looking to morph their venues into virtual sportsbooks to tap into the new world of legalized betting.
- The Gazette, 9.22.19 – Sports Gambling, If Passed, Would Help Fund Colorado Water Plan [subscription paywall]
- With just weeks left before the Nov. 5 election, a proposal that would legalize sports betting in casinos, then use part of the proceeds to help pay for water infrastructure – thus creating an oddfellows relationship between gambling interests and some environmental groups – has yet to gain traction with voters, proponents say.
- KMA Land, 9.21.19 – Only 42% Of Sports Betting Was On Mobile Devices In First Weeks
- The information from the first couple of weeks of sports betting in Iowa shows a little more than $8.5 million was wagered.
- Omaha World Herald, 9.22.19 – Sports Betting Is Taking Off In Iowa, But Tribal Casinos Aren’t In On The Action Yet [subscription paywall]
- Through the end of August, the sports-betting “handle” — the total value of bets placed — at all the casinos topped $8.5 million.
- The Salamanca Press, 9.20.19 – Seneca Gaming Seeks Applicants For Sports Booking
- How far off in the future is onsite sports betting at the Seneca Nation’s three casinos in Western New York? Earlier this week, the online job recruiter Indeed posted ads seeking applicants for sports bookers for Seneca Gaming, which runs the Seneca Nation’s gaming empire.
- Gambling Compliance, 9.23.19 – Rhode Island Lawmakers Question IGT Deal; Twin River Unveils Camelot Lottery Bid [subscription paywall]
- State lawmakers have begun a series of hearings to consider the proposed 20-year extension of International Gaming Technology’s (IGT) contract to continue to operate Rhode Island’s lottery and casino gambling systems.
- Legal Gambling And The Law, 9.20.19 – Rhode Island Newly Launched Mobile Sports Betting App Faces Lawsuit
- We reported in July the Rhode has had tough first year of legal betting, hence why the launch of Rhode Island mobile sports betting was seen as an important step. The application on September 4 has allowed residents and visitors to the state the opportunity to bet directly from their homes.
- OPB, 9.20.19 – Oregon Lottery’s Online Sports Betting Game Set To Launch Next Month
- The Oregon Lottery originally estimated that Scoreboard, its new online sports betting game, would be out before the start of the professional football season.
Sports League News:
- ESPN, 9.20.19 – NFL Names TAB Its First Bookmaking Partner
- For the first time in league history, the NFL has partnered with a bookmaker — and it’s only the beginning.
- Forbes, 9.23.19 – UFC And ESPN Could See A Jump In TV Ratings Thanks To Legalized Sports Betting
- The UFC and its broadcast partner, ESPN, might see a big jump in television ratings thanks to legalized sports betting.
- Forbes, 9.21.19 – New NBA Starting Lineup Rule Is “All About Gambling”
- Sports bettors and fantasy players were dealt a small victory when the NBA front office announced a new rule that would require teams to publicly reveal their starting lineups 30 minutes ahead of tipoff.