Industry News of the Day for September 27, 2022

iDEA Growth Member News

  • SBC Americas, 9.27.22 – Sportradar’s Iden: Prop 27 spending not unlike an arms race
    • Over the years since PASPA was repealed, lawmakers who took up the cause of gambling expansion have always hammered home the importance of educating their fellow lawmakers on what such expansion really entails. If a bill doesn’t get across the finish line in its first effort, the loss is still credited as a step toward educating the people who can vote the bill through the following year. Brandt Iden, Head of Government Affairs for Sportradar, is quoted in this story.
  • SBC Americas, 9.27.22 – Paysafe to supply services to Kansas online sports betting market
    • Paysafe has announced it has expanded into the Kansas online sports betting market, providing its specialized payments platform to multiple sportsbooks in the Sunflower State. Zak Cutler, President of Global Gaming at Paysafe, is quoted in this story.

Industry News



  • Play Colorado, 9.26.22 – Colorado Gambling Contributes Over $11 Million To Water Plan
    • Tax revenue from gambling in Colorado is up in its second fiscal year. And the Colorado Water Plan remains a major beneficiary. On Sept. 15, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission approved tax revenue distribution from fiscal year 2022. Revenue totaled $12,445,447.97, and $12,236,517.05 went toward intended beneficiaries, according to a Colorado Department of Revenue release.



  • Legal Sports Report, 9.26.22 – Online Maryland Sports Betting Rolling Toward Late 2022 Launch
    • The momentum to get online Maryland sports betting off the ground grew with two regulatory meetings last week. The Sports Wagering Application Review Commission decided it will award licenses on a rolling basis after the Oct. 21 application due date. With the action, the SWARC will set up online Maryland sportsbooks to launch when ready, rather than waiting for a universal launch date.

New Jersey

  • Gaming Today, 9.26.22 – New Jersey Looking at Esports as Internet Betting Option
    • New Jersey is looking at giving esports its own spot in the state’s internet gambling market. Esports betting has been legal under New Jersey law since 2021 but only through sports betting operators. Legislation (S2986) filed last Thursday by Sen. James Beach, D-Cherry Hill, would include esports under the state’s definition of internet gaming while also leaving it as a sports betting option.