iDEA Growth Member News:
- Global Payments, 9.18.19 – Global Payments Completes Merger With TSYS, Creating Preeminent Technology-Enabled Payments Company
- Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payments technology and software solutions, announced today that it has completed its merger with TSYS, forming the premier pure play payments technology company with extensive scale and unmatched global reach.
- SBC Americas, 9.27.19 – Kindred Makes It Two In The US With Unibet Pennsylvania Sportsbook
- Unibet, part of the Kindred Group, has followed up its New Jersey debut with a move into the Pennsylvania sports wagering market.
- Sports Handle, 9.27.19 – Get A Grip: The Week In Sports Betting: Restraining Order In DC, IN Going Mobile, DK-NFL Deal, 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.
- The Daily Memphian, 9.29.19 – Sports Gaming Bet Placed, Ante Raised
- Tennessee and Arkansas about to join Mississippi in an increasingly crowded market.
Overall Industry News:
- Online Poker Report, 9.27.19 – World Series Of Poker Stays With Caesars; Both Checking Out Of Rio
- After years of rumored courtships, Caesars Entertainment is finally selling its aging Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
- Gambling Compliance, 9.30.19 – U.S. Group To Fund New Research On Responsible Sports Betting [subscription paywall]
- With regulated sports betting spreading across the United States, a new National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) fund is aiming to add to the available body of research to help inform policy decisions around wagering on games.
- Gambling Compliance, 9.30.19 – Fake Gambling Apps Point To New Restrictions [subscription paywall]
- Hundreds of so-called chameleon apps, which hide their true nature as gambling products, have been found on Apple and Google’s international stores, seemingly reinforcing the case for Apple’s looming restrictions.
- Legal Sports Report, 9.27.19 – The Oregon Sports Betting App Now Has A Target Launch Date
- The online sports betting trail to Oregon is nearing its end. And it appears the state’s first mobile option will soon go live in the Northwest.
- Gambling Compliance, 9.30.19 – Oregon Lottery Nears Mobile Sportsbook Launch [subscription paywall]
- The Oregon Lottery’s new online sports-betting product, originally anticipated before the start of the National Football League (NFL) season, is now scheduled to launch in the second week of October, a lottery spokesman confirmed Friday.
- TMJ4, 9.27.19 – Wisconsin Lawmaker Pushes For Legal Sports Betting
- Wisconsinites can now cross state lines to bet on sports, but a Plymouth lawmaker doesn’t think people should need to leave the state.
- Associated Press, 9.27.19 – Restraining Order On DC’s Sports Betting Contract Granted
- A D.C. Superior Court judge has issued a restraining order blocking the District from moving forward on its $215 million no-bid sports gambling contract.
- The Daily Sentinel, 9.29.19 – Voters Get Crack At Sports Gambling
- Since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting more than a year ago, states have been scrambling with what to do about the matter. In Colorado, however, it will be up to the voters to decide.
- Legal Sports Report, 9.27.19 – Silver For Silver State: Nevada Sportsbooks Come In Second To NJ Again
- For the third time in four months, Nevada sports betting ceded its crown to New Jersey in August.
- US Bets, 9.27.19 – Full Weekend Of College Football Propels Nevada’s August Handle
- Nevada’s sports betting handle during the month of August was up a whopping 16.2% year-over-year to $287.8 mm. But how much of it was due to timing?
- US Bets, 9.27.19 – New Documents Reveal Behind-The-Scenes Online Gambling Lobbying
- Former New Jersey state Senator Ray Lesniak — in many respects the founding father of the movement that has led to the expansion of legal, regulated sports betting well beyond Nevada’s borders — recently received 76 pages worth of documentation in response to his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request made in February.