Industry News of the Day for September 23, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • iGB, 9.23.22 – PointsBet launches in Louisiana with Penn National Gaming
    • Online gambling operator PointsBet Holdings has launched online sports betting in the US state of Louisiana via its partnership with Penn National Gaming (PNG). PointsBet’s online sportsbook is now active in the state and taking bets after the operator secured approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. PointsBet US chief executive Johnny Aitken is quoted in this story.

Industry News

  • SBC Americas, 9.23.22 – Online operators come together in support of RGEM with 12 Point Plan
    • Six of the biggest online sports betting and igaming operators have come together to produce a set of industry-led responsible gambling standards named the 12 Point Plan. Martin Lycka, Entain’s Senior Vice-president for American Regulatory Affairs and Responsible Gambling, is quoted in this story.
  • Legal Sports Report, 9.22.22 – Will New MLB Rules On Pitch Clocks Hurt Microbetting Markets?
    • On Tuesday, microbetting provider Simplebet announced a partnership with The new agreement with bet365 is similar to its pre-existing partnership with DraftKings. With MLB, college football and NFL betting seasons occurring simultaneously, the B2B provider has facilitated sports betting operators offering pitch-level markets and drive/play-level markets. Those markets, combined with increased visibility in online sports betting apps, have led to increases in handle.

Sports League News

  • SBC Americas, 9.23.22 – Ohio sports teams approved for sportsbook licenses
    • The Ohio Casino Control Commission has conditionally approved several sportsbook licenses ahead of the market’s launch in January next year, including licenses for several sports teams. The Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, FC Cincinnati, Cleveland Guardians, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been conditionally approved by the state commission for either an online sportsbook (Type A) and/or a retail sports betting (Type B) license.




  • Sports Handle, 9.22.22 – Maryland Wagering Commission Takes Step Toward Possible Fall Mobile Launch
    • When will legal mobile sportsbooks go live in Maryland? That’s the question every sports bettor in the state wants to know the answer to, and the Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Commission shared some insights into a possible launch date at its Thursday meeting.



  • iGB, 9.23.22 – Mississippi player spending reaches $21.2m in August
    • Consumers in Mississippi spent $21.2m wagering on sports in August, halting a four-month consecutive decline in the US state. Sports betting handle for the month was 15.9% higher than $18.3m in July, but 0.9% down from $21.4m in August of last year.


  • Play Nevada, 9.22.22 – Nevada Sports Betting Faces Potential Competition From Cali
    • Nevada was once the only home to legal sports betting in the US. That’s no longer the case. States around the country started to legalize sports betting after the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was repealed in 2018.


Washington, D.C.

  • iGB, 9.23.22 – DC sports betting bounces back in August as handle reaches $13.1m
    • Washington DC recorded its first month-on-month rise in sports wagering handle for two months in August, while gross gaming revenue also increased. Player spending for the month amounted to $13.1m, which was 15.9% higher than $11.3m in July and also 5.7% up from $12.4m in August of last year.